Connection Pointe has been in Hendricks County for 185 years. Founded in Brownsburg in 1837, its leaders have an extraordinary vision for the future, and it exists to help people experience God. As the church has grown through the decades, the congregation’s commitment to outreach and serving the local community has grown as well. This is why, during Easter weekend, they opened another campus at Avon Middle School South.
“We’re excited that God has called us to be part of the Avon community, as this is a place to find community and meaningful connection on Sunday mornings,” says Denise McCleese, director of strategy and engagement for Connection Pointe. “We believe that we have an opportunity to truly connect people to one another and to Jesus at the Avon campus.”
Services are held in the auditorium at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Prior to worship, Connection Pointe has a coffee truck parked outside of the school. There is a small cafe area set up in the lobby with tables so people can mingle and chat.
“This provides people time for fellowship with others on a Sunday morning,” McCleese says. “We want people to know that they have a place where they are welcome – a place to belong.”
Avon community members are happy to have this new worshipping opportunity, and every week since they opened their doors, new faces have shown up to check it out.
“The reception has been great,” McCleese says. “We’ve definitely witnessed momentum as more people have heard about us.”
They have built strong partnerships with Brownsburg schools and are eager to do the same in Avon. For instance, during the holiday season they adopt 120 families in the school corporation who are in need of assistance. They have also provided meals for parent-teacher conferences.
“The people at Connection Pointe are generous and we pass that generosity on to our community by serving our schools,” McCleese says. “We’re excited to have a presence here in Avon, and to serve the people and community of Avon.”
Connection Pointe Avon Campus is located at 7199 East U.S. Highway 36. Visit them online at cpavon.org for more info.