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Friends,

Our teens are having a GREAT time at camp! If you’d like to check in and see what they are up to, visit our HYC/HKK Facebook group.

Here’s what’s coming:

Father’s Day Service Project (Sunday June 17th, 10am): I checked the bin today and WOW, we have so many early donations! If you are planning to donate men’s personal care products to Ritenour Co-Care, please bring them to church this coming Sunday. All items are appreciate but especially needed are soap/body wash, deodorant, and toothpaste.

Congregational Devotional (Friday June 29th, 7pm): New addition to our calendar! We will be having a congregational devotional at the end of this month. Please join us if you can; childcare will be provided.

Have a great week!
Kathy

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Greetings, family!

We have exciting news! We have teamed up with Ritenour Co-Care to run a drive for men’s personal items on Father’s Day, June 17th. We are collecting personal care items for men (shaving needs, shampoo, body wash, etc.) Especially needed are deodorant, toothpaste, and soap or body wash. We have a goal of providing at least 350 items. A bin will be set up at the kiosk and you can drop off items anytime between now and June 17th.

We’re also happy to announce that the current Eurasian Missions total is $90,765. Collection continues through the end of this month; if you give a check or cash donation, mark it as “Eurasian Missions”.

Also this weekend:

Titus 2 Women (Saturday June 9th, 9:30am): Ladies of all ages are invited to join us for Maribel’s lesson…please do share the graphic below with your friends!

We’ll see you this Sunday, Gateway! Don’t forget that we meet now at 10am, this coming Sunday and every Sunday going forward!

Kathy

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Friends,

After Christmas and Easter, today is one of the happiest holidays on record. Today, May 30th, is World Otter Day. (I read on the internet that it’s impossible to be bummed out when you are watching otters, so it must be true!)

To celebrate World Otter Day, overload on cuteness HEREHERE, and HERE. You can get also get a daily dose of “Otter cam” here:

Important Dates coming up at Gateway:

Start of 10am Services/Summer Picnic (Sunday, June 3rd, 10am): June–and the start of our 10am service–is just around the corner! To celebrate the start of the summer, we will also have an all-church picnic. Food is being organized by family group; if you are bringing food please bring enough for your family group, children, and any guests. Water will be available to drink or feel free to BYOB.

For those who are bringing coolers or crockpots, we’ll have an area set up behind the partitions in the fellowship hall where you can keep items warm/cold until the picnic. Please pack cold items in ice. Outlets to plug in crock pots will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis in this area, too.

Titus 2 Women (Saturday June 9th, 9:30am):  In June, Maribel Chebuske will take us through her lesson, “Have It Your Way”. Life can’t always be “made to order”, but Maribel will show us how to savor and appreciate the “toppings of life” that we didn’t request.

Invite your friends! We encourage you to share the card below in text messages and on social media.

Church Business Directory: For those of you who run businesses, we want to offer you a chance for free advertising within our congregation with our first-ever Business Directory. If you’d like to be included, please send your information to Deborah Selzle at dliteful61@yahoo.com.  If you have questions, she can also be reached at 314-585-2115.

See you on Sunday at the picnic!
Kathy

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Greetings, Family!

Exciting news…Hadrian Suber will be shooting footage for our Father’s Day video this Friday evening, and we would love to feature your friends and family! Here’s the criteria for what we are looking for:

  • Men and women age 18+ (We need both, but particularly men)
  • Not currently a member of Gateway (we are using this video as an outreach effort; all interviewees will be non-Gateway members)
  • Not previously featured in a Gateway video production
  • Comfortable speaking on camera about their thoughts on fatherhood, what it means to be a dad, or sharing stories about their dads
  • Available this Friday evening to meet at a TBD location in the Delmar Loop

The final video will be shared on Father’s Day in our church service, and also shared on our Facebook page.

If you know someone (or more than one someone) who would be interested in participating, please contact Hadrian: 314-496-3095. You can also join your friend/family member for the filming, if you like.

Also on the main viewer….

Gateway Business Directory: We would like to connect members looking for products and services, with members who can provide them. So, we are developing a Church Business Directory!  What a great way to support and encourage one another!  If you’d like to be included, please send your information to Deborah Selzle at dliteful61@yahoo.com.  If you have questions, she can also be reached at 314-585-2115.

All-Church Picnic (June 3rd, Following our FIRST 10am church service!): Heads up! Beginning June 3rd, we will be switching our Sunday service time to 10am. To kickoff summer on this same day, there will be an all-church picnic on the front lawn following church service.

Lunch will be potluck style within each family group, to be coordinated by each family group leader. Bring enough of your dish to accomodate your group members and any guests your group may have. The church will provide water to drink.

Please also bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on, possibly a portable table or two for your group to set up their items. Volleyball net and other sports gear will be provided for pickup games the day of the event.

Titus 2 Women (Saturday June 9th, 9:30am): More details to come soon.

That’s it for this week!
Kathy

PS: For those of you who have kids going to camp, good news! Cabin assignments are being finalized  now by Tim and Crystal Schmidt. And I’m working on check-in forms, counselor info, and compiling medical information for the nurses. Its coming together! Keep an eye on your email for the next week or so as we’ll likely be sending you some important pre-camp information.

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Friends,

Big day this weekend!

First, Eurasian Missions contribution will be collected this weekend. We have a goal of $75,000 and as of last count we’ve collected almost $35,000. An updated count will be provided this coming Sunday.

Second, Heartland Youth Camp and Heartland Kids Kamp registration will close on Sunday night. I’ve spoken with Tim Schmidt and he asked me to let everyone know that we will not be extending the registration deadline this year, and also no walk-up registrations will be accepted on-site at camp. CLICK HERE for all camp information and for the camper and counselor registration forms. We are full on women counselors for both HYC and HKK but need men at both!

Also coming:

Men’s Breakfast (Saturday May 19th, 9am): All men are invited to join us for Grand Slams and coffee at the Denny’s near Dorsett and 270. Contact Rob Woods with questions: 314-398-4711.

All-Church Picnic (June 3rd, Following our FIRST 10am church service!): Heads up! Beginning June 3rd, we will be switching our Sunday service time to 10am. To kickoff summer on this same day, there will be an all-church picnic on the front lawn following church service.

Lunch will be potluck style within each family group, to be coordinated by each family group leader. Bring enough of your dish to accomodate your group members and any guests your group may have. The church will provide water to drink.

Please also bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on, possibly a portable table or two for your group to set up their items. Volleyball net and other sports gear will be provided for pickup games the day of the event.

Titus 2 Women (Saturday June 9th, 9:30am): More details to come soon.

Family Devotional Feedback: A reminder for parents, please do submit your feedback for our family devotionals if you haven’t already. CLICK HERE to complete the form.

That’s it for this week!
Kathy

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Good Evening, Gateway!

John and I are settling into our new home (somewhat larger than the one pictured above). But if this email was a house, it’d be a “tiny house”; minimal, but with all the essentials.

Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 13th): We are looking forward to honoring our Gateway moms this Sunday! Please remember to bring a package new diapers if you are planning to give to the St. Louis Diaper Bank.

Eurasian Missions Sunday (May 20th): Less than two weeks remain till Eurasian Missions Sunday. We will have an update for you on the total amount collected this Sunday.

Family Devotionals Input: Moms and Dads, please take a few minutes to provide your input on our Family Devotionals HERE. Family Devotionals will resume soon.

That’s it for this week!
Kathy

PS (Just for fun): The house in the picture above was actually built by a 13-year-old in Iowa for just $1500! His story is pretty impressive. Click HERE to read more about the 89 square foot micro-home and why he decided build it.

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Hello, friends!

If you’ve missed our family devotionals, good news! They are coming back. We as many families as possible to attend, so please make your voice heard:

Click here to share your input.

We are asking you to share the evenings of the week that would work best for you, and there is also a space for any additional thoughts you would like to share about our upcoming devotionals. Please email Bobby Ritter if you have any questions (bobby@gatewaycitychurch.com)

Also coming soon:

Congregational Devotional (Friday May 4, 7pm): We hope all of you can join us this Friday. Childcare will be available for age 11 and under.

Diaper Donations Update (Mother’s Day, May 13th): Over the weekend we received donations of nearly 500 diapers! Since we reached this goal so quickly, we’re raising the goal to 1000. Please consider giving any size package of new diapers. All sizes are needed but the greatest need is Sizes 4 and 5, along with training pants/pull-ups.

Missions Update (Sunday, May 20th): As of this past Friday, we have collected $27,224 towards our goal.

Hope many of you will join us on Friday!
Kathy