THE WEEKLY – Important Reach2016 Info – Please Read

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7 weeks from tomorrow, the curtain will rise on the Opening General Session of Reach2016.  Registrations are continuing to come in…as of now we are just a few shy of 15,000 in attendance!

As most of you know, there are a couple of groovy perks to being a current member of Gateway City Church:

  • Super Early Bird rate no matter when you register
  • Super Early Bird Seating (Floor seats!)


We want you to have those floor seats, but to lock them in, you must register by June 18th (which is also the last day of online registration). After online registration closes, it’s my job to go into the database and personally check off everyone who is included in Super Early Bird Seating. Because this is a manual process, it’s not something that can be done at onsite registration. Help me help you…if you haven’t registered, and want to be part of the floor seat group, please sign up by June 18th. (www.reach2016.com) Please text Kathy Rosario if you have questions about this: 314-737-8721.

Coming Attractions:

30th Anniversary Planning:   This year, Gateway City Church is celebrating its 30th anniversary! Accordingly, we are planning a party, which will take place after the evening General Session on Thursday July 7th at REACH. This celebration will be for both current and former members of Gateway.

To prepare for this event, there will be a 30th Anniversary planning meeting this Sunday, May 22nd at 1:00pm in the church office upstairs.  All who would like to help plan are welcome to attend.  Please contact Carlton Brooks with questions: 314-302-2979.

Greg Jefferson’s Groom Honoring – All men are invited to attend the Groom Honoring Party of Greg Jefferson on Sunday, May 22nd at 7pm, at the Brooks family home (11490 Daykin Drive, St. Louis, MO  63146). Please contact Carlton Brooks with any questions:  (314) 302-2979.

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Alantra Neal and Gregory Jefferson request the pleasure of your company at the celebration of their union Saturday, the 28th of May, 2016, 2:00pm. Ceremony will take place at Westminster Presbyterian Church (5300 Delmar Blvd-St. Louis, MO). Please join us at 7:15pm for cake and dancing at Orlando Gardens-4300 Hoffmeister Ave, St. Louis, MO 63125.
The Future Mr. & Mrs. Jefferson are registered at Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and Macy’s.

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We recently received an inspiring video from Viktor and Aksana…the leadership team in Novosibirsk is growing!  Click here to watch the video and meet the current Novosibirsk leaders, some of which are coming to St. Louis for Reach.

A week from this Sunday, we will take up our Eurasian Mission contribution.  There are several ways you can give:

  • In person, at a Sunday service (be sure to mark your donation as “Eurasian Missions”)
  • On our Gateway phone app (select “Give” from the homepage)
  • Using Text 2 Give (text “give $1” to 314-384-9099 to set up)
  • On our church website
  • On MyGateway 

For the online and texting options, be sure to select the “Missions” Fund for Eurasian Missions contribution.  All of the above methods will also record your donations on your year-end giving statement.

Congregational Midweek:  Save the date! it is essential that ALL Gateway members attend the midweek at our main campus on Wednesday, June 1st, at 7pm. Vital information about Reach2016 will be shared, and we will also spend time praying for Reach. Teens will also attend; this devotional will take the place of the weekly Real Talk.  Childcare will be provided for younger children (infant thru 5th grade).

HYC: Registration ends this Sunday. Camp dates are June 5th-June 11th, at Camp Palestine. All kids ages 6th grade thru 12th grade are invited to attend.  Cost is $350 per kid, with a $50 discount for each additional sibling also attending camp. Partial payments are accepted as long as the full balance is paid by May 22, the registration close date.

Click here to for more information or to register for HYC now.

HKK: Heartland Kids Kamp is moving!  The new location is Eagle Rock Retreat, and WOW is it beautiful! Check out the pictures on their website now: http://www.eaglerockretreat.org/

HKK dates are July 30 – August 3. All children entering 2nd Grade thru 5th Grade are invited; cost is $255 per kid before June 11, and $295 per child from June 11 until July 1. Registration closes on July 1.

Click here to register now, and to download this year’s brochure/packing list.

Have a great week…and don’t forget to register for Reach if you haven’t already!!

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THE WEEKLY – Missions Sunday + Vanishing Cards Tix!

 

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Missions Sunday is now only 2 ½ weeks away!  There are several ways you can give:

  • In person, at a Sunday service (be sure to mark your donation as “Eurasian Missions”)
  • On our Gateway phone app (select “Give” from the homepage)
  • Using Text 2 Give (text “give $1” to 314-384-9099 to set up)
  • On our church website
  • On MyGateway

For the online and texting options, be sure to select the “Missions” Fund for Eurasian Missions contribution.  All of the above methods will also record your donations on your year-end giving statement.

Cardinals Tickets: This past Monday, we opened ticket sales to about 2,000 Reach attendees, including our Heartland family, the Pittsburgh church (as fans the opposing team), and several others. These tickets are being snatched up quickly and our current batch is now over two-thirds gone.  But there’s still time to purchase:

Click here to purchase your Cardinals tickets now.

Tickets are located in sections 446 and 447. These are GREAT Infield Terrace seats, located behind home plate. The face value of these tickets is $45 but your cost per ticket is only $12.

Please contact Patrick Tucker to arrange pick-up of your tickets: nidekeyes@sbcglobal.net

On Deck…

“Kingdom Come” – Click here for the May Discipleship Group Guide. Members should read pages 113 – 134 in preparation for their discipleship groups.

Greenhouse:  All current and aspiring small group leaders are invited to attend this time of training, collaboration and encouragement with Jeff and Lori. Sunday May 15th, 4pm.

Congregational Devotional Date Change:  The Congregational Devotional scheduled for May 6th has been moved to Wednesday June 1st at 7pm. Childcare will be provided.

Important: We will be meeting for congregational midweeks each Wednesday in June, in preparation for Reach. Childcare will be provided for the June 1st devotional only. Real Talks for the Teens will still take place during this time.

HYC: Registration will close a week from this Sunday. Camp dates are June 5th-June 11th, at Camp Palestine. All kids ages 6th grade thru 12th grade are invited to attend.  Cost is $350 per kid, with a $50 discount for each additional sibling also attending camp. Partial payments are accepted as long as the full balance is paid by May 22, the registration close date.

Click here to for more information or to register for HYC now.

HKK: Heartland Kids Kamp is moving!  The new location is Eagle Rock Retreat, and WOW is it beautiful! Check out the pictures on their website now: http://www.eaglerockretreat.org/

HKK dates are July 30 – August 3. All children entering 2nd Grade thru 5th Grade are invited; cost is $255 per kid before June 11, and $295 per child from June 11 until July 1. Registration closes on July 1.

Click here to register now, and to download this year’s brochure/packing list.

THE WEEKLY – Eurasian Missions Sunday – May 29th

Missions Banner And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. – Hebrews 13:16

We have the privilege of helping the Gospel spread in Eurasia! Missions Sunday is May 29th, but you can also give your contribution anytime before then.  There are several ways you can give:

  • In person, at a Sunday service (be sure to mark your donation as “Eurasian Missions”)
  • On our Gateway phone app (select “Give” from the homepage)
  • Using Text 2 Give (text “give $1” to 314-384-9099 to set up)
  • On our church website
  • On MyGateway

For the online and texting options, be sure to select the “Missions” Fund for Eurasian Missions contribution.  All of the above methods will also record your donations on your year-end giving statement.

This Sunday is the last day that Cardinals tickets will be open exclusively to Gateway. We are thrilled to announce we have secured a small number of tickets for the Cardinals vs. Pirates game on Wednesday, July 6, at 7:15pm.

Click here to purchase your Cardinals tickets now.

Tickets are located in sections 446 and 447. These are GREAT Infield Terrace seats, located behind home plate. The face value of these tickets is $45 but your cost per ticket is only $12.

Gateway City Church members and their friends and families will have exclusive access to these tickets from now until Monday, May 9.  You can order the tickets online, and then pick up at our “will call” table in the cafe on Sunday. Next Monday morning, we will open ticket sales to a larger group of people.

Important: Ticket sales are non-refundable, but they are transferable (meaning you can sell or give your tickets to someone else if you aren’t able to attend the game).

If you would like to sit with your friends at the game, we request that you put your group together prior to purchasing your tickets, and order all the tickets you need for your group at one time. Requests to change seats cannot be accommodated after the tickets are distributed. Our team will do their best to seat all members of a group together.

Coming soon…

“Beyond Reach” Auditions:  We are excited to announce auditions for Steve Johnson & Sherwin Mackintosh’s musical production “Beyond Reach”.  Auditions will be held on May 5th at 7pm at the main campus.  Rehearsals will take place in May & June; the performance will be at Reach2016 during the evening sessions.

We are looking for dancers and singers who can move well.  Please bring a headshot or current picture. Singers should be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song and provide your own accompaniment or track. Choreography will be taught for the dance portion of the audition.

We are only looking for performers from the St. Louis metro area, as rehearsals and performances will be in St. Louis.  If you have any questions, please contact Crystal Schmidt (songndance1999@yahoo.com).

Greenhouse:  All current and aspiring small group leaders are invited to attend this time of training, collaboration and encouragement with Jeff and Lori. Sunday May15th, 4pm.

Congregational Devotional Date Change:  The Congregational Devotional scheduled for May 6th has been moved to Wednesday June 1st at 7pm. Childcare will be provided.

Important: We will be meeting for congregational midweeks each Wednesday in June, in preparation for Reach. Childcare will be provided for the June 1st devotional only. Real Talks for the Teens will still take place during this time.

HYC: Heartland Youth Camp registration is now OPEN! Camp dates are June 5th-June 11th, at Camp Palestine. All kids ages 6th grade thru 12th grade are invited to attend.  Cost is $350 per kid, with a $50 discount for each additional sibling also attending camp. Partial payments are accepted as long as the full balance is paid by May 22, the registration close date.

Click here to for more information or to register for HYC now.

HKK: Heartland Kids Kamp is moving!  The new location is Eagle Rock Retreat, and WOW is it beautiful! Check out the pictures on their website now: http://www.eaglerockretreat.org/

HKK dates are July 30 – August 3. All children entering 2nd Grade thru 5th Grade are invited; cost is $255 per kid before June 11, and $295 per child from June 11 until July 1. Registration closes on July 1.

Click here to register now, and to download this year’s brochure/packing list.

Go Blues!