GracePoint Church has a long history of worship and service to the community. Shortly after the city of Coppell was founded in 1890, this church was founded in 1896 with 19 charter members as Coppell Baptist Church. The first building was erected and dedicated in 1901. The church remained in this first building until 1948, when a new building was erected in then downtown Coppell, at the intersection of what is now Bethel and Coppell Roads. In the early 1970s, the name was established as First Baptist Coppell and the church moved to its current location on Denton Tap Road. Through the years devoted, caring people have always stood ready to minister to the community in the name of Jesus Christ. That spirit of love, compassion and care that characterizes Jesus' ministry on the earth is alive, well and flourishing in GracePoint today.
9:30 AM Sunday Mornings Followed by Life Groups & Age Graded Ministries
Each and every event at GracePoint goes toward fulfilling our goal of sharing the Gospel with all men and helping them to become fully devoted followers of Christ. We have activities for the whole family.
Giving is an act of obedience, giving God back a little of what He has so graciously given us. Every week we have an offering in our service, but many find online giving a better option for their family. Click the links below to setup and monitor your online giving.
If you have an need, prayer request, question about the Bible or the church, we are here to walk alongside and help. If you need a church to call home, we hope you will come and visit us on Sunday morning or drop by the Ark or Church Office during the week. We truly strive to be the church where shame meets grace.
The pictures and stories we see coming out of South Texas are devastating. Many are moved and want to do something... here is my advice.
Align your heart with God's. Don't know what to say... Pray for safety, peace, patience and clear direction for those making tough choices. Mourn with those who mourn for such loss. And pray for direction about your next steps in helping. Find a psalm and use it to guide your time of prayer, like Psalm 17, 25, 46 or 27.
2) Give (or if trained and equipped Go).
Right now it is in the relief stage and they need funds (and lots of them) and trained people to act. Most organizations at this point are so focused on those who need help, they don't have the time to train. Find organizations that supply relief not just for the physical needs of people, but also their spiritual, emotional and mental ones. Here are a few to consider:
Samaritans Purse: See updates on their relief efforts in the area HERE.
Convoy of Hope: They have a diaster services team already on the ground needing support. Click HERE for more information and to donate.
Texas Baptist Men: They train people all throughout the state to be ready when disaster strikes. Now they are in active mode serving in this area. You can learn more about their effort HERE or text HurricaneHarvey to 73256 to give to Disaster Relief (standard text messaging rates may apply).
3) Go later.
It will take months and even years to come back from this. Look at taking a trip with your family, friends, co-workers, life group down to help later. You know when they feel like everyone has forgotten about them... that is when your presence is needed. Plan now to take time to do this... don't wait. Find organizations like Samaritans Purse who accepts untrained willing people and uses them well maintaining the dignity and respecting the people who are effected. There is a place to sign up here for notifications on future trips:https://www.samaritanspurse.org/disaster/hurricane-harvey/.
In partnership with Carroll Family Ministries, GracePoint is now taking donations for an upcoming trip to flood victims in Matagorda county. You can bring the following items (and only these items please) to the trailer in the front church parking lot.
Infant Care Items (diapers, formula, wipes, clothes, blankets, baby food)
First Aid Supplies
Walmart or Visa Gift Cards (any amount)
The trailer should be in the parking lot Friday. When you come to drop off items please call or text the number on the trailer to let them know you dropped off items. This alerts us to the need to pack them into the trailer. If you choose to bring your donation on Sunday, please take all items to the trailer.
Donations will only be accepted through Tuesday, Sept 5 as the team plans to leave the next day.
VOLUNTEER: The city of Dallas has set up evacuation centers at Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway Road; Tommie Allen Recreation Center, 7071 Bonnie View Road; and Samuell Grand Recreation Center, 6200 E. Grand Ave. Register to help at voly.org/join/index.html.
PROVIDE SUPPLIES: the nonprofit Trusted World is working with the city of Dallas and several relief agencies to collect items for the displaced. Items needed include clothing in good condition, diapers, toiletries, feminine hygiene products and nonperishable food. Bring donations to 15660 North Dallas Parkway in Dallas (north of Arapaho Road) 3 – 8 p.m. on weekdays.
DONATE BLOOD: Carter BloodCare is accepting blood, especially group O types, to send to tis affected partners. For times and places to donate, call 1-877-571-1000 or text DONATE4LIFE to 444-999.
HELP FURRY FRIENDS: The SPCA of Texas is seeking donations of cat litter, litter boxes, towels, blankets, treats, toys and newspapers. Bring donations to 2400 Lone Star Drive of Dallas and 8411 Stacy Road in McKinney. Financial gifts are welcome at spca.org/give.
OFFER SHELTER: Volunteer your rental home or room through airbnb.com, which is connecting evacuees with free, short-term lodging. Hosts in designated areas can offer rentals through airbnb.com/disaster/hurricaneharveyevacuees. The program will be active in Dallas through Friday.