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.
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.
Neal-Jefferson Wedding – 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.
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.
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!!