THE WEEKLY: A BIG Thank You + Upcoming Events

WOW. Thank you again to those of you who have emailed us your updates for the database information! As of now more than 260 of our members have submitted their updates; less than 70 members to go. I was prepared for this task to take several weeks but you all have amazed me in how quickly you’ve replied to this request. You’ve made my job a joy!

Our congregational events calendar was posted on the back of the bulletin this past Sunday. If you missed it don’t worry, you can also view it HERE.. The printed version will be included on the bulletin for the next three Sundays.

Coming up:

Singles Retreat (February 10-12) – The Kansas City Church of Christ is holding their annual singles fellowship weekend February 10-12. The cost of the event is $50 and includes housing for the weekend, Saturday morning lessons, a service project, and a full service dinner/dance on Saturday night. Registration is limited to 150. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER.

Marriage Retreat (Feb 17-19, Union Station Hotel) – Many of you have contacted me asking for information about the specific schedule of events, and that information IS coming! Will be able to share within the next couple days. In the meantime, know that the we suggest a check-in on Friday night (2/17) and a check-out on Sunday morning (2/19).

If you still need to register, there’s time. You can register at the regular rate of $40 between now and the day of the event; click HERE to register.

HOTEL DEADLINE: Group rate reservations for the hotel will be taken for at least another week and a half; we are in touch with the hotel to see if we can get an extension for booking hotel rooms at the conference rate. But we do urge you not to put off booking your room at the hotel. Click HERE to book your room.

Congregational Devotional (Friday, February 24th, 7pm) – Our first congregational devotional of the year! All members should plan to attend; childcare will be provided for ages infant thru 5th grade.

Neva Hardin Memorial Service (February 4, 11am) – The memorial service will take place at First Baptist Church in Rogersville, MO (101 W Center St, Rogersville, MO 65742). Donations in Neva’s memory can be made to the Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund:


THE WEEKLY: Database Update +Coming Events

Happy Tuesday!

By now most of you should have received an email asking you to verify your information. So far I’ve received updates from about two-thirds of our membership. If you’ve already sent yours, thank you! If not, please reply as soon as you can. We have plans to migrate over to a new platform for churchwide communications, and it’s vital that everyone’s information is verified before we can do that. Even if you have no changes to what we sent you, please take a minute and let us know.  

Coming up:

Marriage Retreat (Feb 17-19, Union Station Hotel) – HEADS UP – This is the final week to take advantage of the Early Bird rate of $30 per couple! On January 23 the Early Bird perks will go away, and the price will increase to $40 per couple. At-the-door registration will be available, which will also be $40 per couple.

If you haven’t registered yet, you can do so HERE, and then go HERE to book your hotel. Also, those of you who sign up by 1/22 will be getting the details for the “Love in Action” challenge on 1/23. Read about all the Early Bird perks and full details on the retreat HERE.

Titus 2 Class (Saturday, January 21st, 9:30am) – Women ages teen and up are invited to join us for light refreshments and a time of teaching. Kathleen Palmer will be speaking on “Modern Christian Woman: Role of a Lifetime.” Childcare will be provided for younger children. Please call or text Kathleen with questions: 636-293-9331.

Prayer Request: Jeannine Spencer’s mother, Neva Hardin, passed away recently. Neva was a long-time member of Gateway. Please pray for Jeannine and her family. A memorial service for Neva is being planned for Saturday, February 4th, in Rogersville, MO. More details will be communicated next week.

Services Cancelled – January 15

Because the ice storm is expected to continue through Sunday afternoon, we are cancelling service at both locations on Sunday, January 15.

Please do have family devotionals in your home this Sunday!  Next week’s sermon will be part 2 of our Timothy series; we encourage you to review Part 1 either tomorrow or sometime this week:

This information has been posted on our Gateway website, social media, and we have also sent out Storm Closing alerts on KSDK (Channel 5), Fox 2, and News 11. Please do help us get the word out and share with your friends, too.

See you next Sunday!

THE WEEKLY: Ice Storm 2017 Edition

Wasn’t shopping this evening so much fun? 😉  Take a minute to pray for everyone who will be driving into work on Friday and that we don’t lose power! Here’s hoping that it won’t be as bad as they’re predicting.

Looking ahead….

2016 Giving Statements –  Great news: Just in time for tax season, the Giving Statements for 2016 are now available. Click HERE for a quick overview on how to access your printable statement on My Gateway, and also to review the options you have for giving your offering.

Marriage Retreat (Feb 17-19, Union Station Hotel) – Marrieds: If you haven’t registered yet, make sure that you take time to sign up this week. Cost is only $30 per couple through January 22, plus you get a few other goodies as well!
On January 23 the Early Bird perks will go away, and the price will increase to $40 per couple. You can go HERE to register and HERE to book your hotel. Full details of the event are also posted HERE.
Titus 2 Class (Saturday, January 21st, 9:30am) – Women ages teen and up are invited to join us for light refreshments and a time of teaching. Kathleen Palmer will be speaking on “Modern Christian Woman: Role of a Lifetime.” Childcare will be provided for younger children. Please call or text Kathleen with questions: 636-293-9331.

Wedding Announcement: We’re thrilled to announce the upcoming wedding of Chris Hutson and Katia Pineda! Chris and Katia will be married on Saturday, January 21st in Hollywood, FL and will reside in St. Louis after the wedding.

Cards and well wishes can be sent to the happy couple’s new home: 116 Molina Way, St. Charles, MO 63304.

Your Contribution: Ways to Give, 2016 Statements


It’s January, and that means taxes are right around the corner! Good news, the 2016 Giving Statements are now available online. To access:

  1. Log onto “My Gateway”
  2. From “My Gateway” homepage, select “Give” in the bar on the left.
  3. At the top of the “Give” page you’ll see a menu bar option for “Schedules/History”. Click it.
  4. Click the “Giving Statement” button in the top right corner of the “Schedules/History” page.
  5. Select the options that you want for the form. We suggest selecting “Last Year” under the “Quick Date Range” feature. This will give you all contributions for the previous year.
  6. Run the report, and you’ll be presented with a printable form for your records.

You have several options for giving:

  1. Paper check or cash – Can be given in the contribution baskets on Sundays. If giving cash, please place your contribution in an envelope and write your name on the envelope, so that we can edit your giving statement accordingly. Contributions will be attributed to “Tithe” unless otherwise indicated on the check or envelope.
  2. Through our church website – click HERE to access the “Give” page on our website.
  3. Through “My Gateway” – Follow the instructions above but select the “Give” menu option from the top bar instead.
  4. Through our Gateway App – Use the “Give” button.
  5. Through Text 2 Give – Text “Give $1” to (314) 384-9099…And Text to Give will then take you through the 5-minute setup.  Don’t forget to save the number under “Gateway Giving” for future reference!

With the exception of paper checks and cash, contributions can be given anytime during the week. You also have the option to set up giving for automatic withdrawal if you prefer. Your contributions will show up on your giving statement no matter which option you choose.

Questions? Call the church office: 314-653-1615.

THE WEEKLY: What to expect this Sunday + Coming Events

It’s time!

Beginning this Sunday, January 8th we will have one church service only at 9am at the Main Campus. Here’s what you need to know about the change:

This will be in effect for all of 2017.

This change only affects the MAIN campus. Downtown Campus will still meet at 11am as usual.

Gateway Kids: Ages infant thru fifth grade will have childcare upstairs, as usual.

There will be overflow seating in the Gateway cafe. A video screen will be set up in the fellowship hall and the service will be simultaneously broadcast out to the overflow section. (Similar setup to when Gordon Ferguson came to preach last year.)

In other news…

Marriage Retreat (Feb 17-19, Union Station Hotel) – Registration is now open, click HERE to register now. Cost is $40 per couple, but if you register by January 22 you’ll get a 25% discount (pay just $30!).  Early registrants also get additional benefits. Click HERE to read about all the Early Bird perks, along with all full retreat information. You can also book your discounted hotel room by going HERE.

Titus 2 Class (Saturday, January 21st, 9:30am) – Kathleen Palmer will be speaking on “Modern Christian Woman: Role of a Lifetime.” The role of a Christian woman has changed drastically since the first century. Join us to explore ways that we can make sure we are pleasing God in this modern world. Light refreshments will be provided.

Prayer Request & Funeral Announcement – Ellen Campen’s mother, Margaret Ann Campen, passed away this past Tuesday evening, please keep the Campen family in your prayers. Ellen also wanted to share the visitation and funeral information for all who would like to attend. Visitation will be at Kutis Funeral Home, this Sunday 1-3pm (5255 Lemay Ferry Road, Mehlville, MO 63129). The funeral service will be this coming Monday, 12:30pm, at St. Lukes United Methodist Church (2761 Telegraph Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125.) Burial to follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery (2900 Sheridan Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125). Please contact Yolanda Suber with questions: 314-479-2316.

We’ll see you on Sunday…9am for Main Campus, 11am Downtown!

Marriage Retreat – What you Need to Know

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The grind of life wears down the best of us. Amidst the noise of work, kids, health struggles, and taking care of others, it’s easy to forget the incredible gift that we have in being blessed with a spouse.

Click here to register for the 2017 St. Louis Marriage Retreat now.

It’s time to realign your priorities. Please join us for the 2017 St. Louis Marriage Retreat, February 17 – 19 at the Union Station Hotel in downtown St. Louis. We will:

  • Celebrate—Enjoy ample free time, either alone with your husband or wife, or among the company of friends.
  • Communicate—In our half-day workshop, we’ll learn about lasting love and friendship through the seasons of life, as taught by Kevin and Lisa Robbins of the Toronto Church.
  • Rejuvenate—It’s been proven that even short weekend getaways can lower stress levels! You’ll return home revitalized, better able to care for those who count on you.

Registration is only $40 per couple. 

The full schedule of events is now available! Click here to view the schedule.


About our Speakers

Kevin and Lisa Robbins believe that being married and in love is one of the best things in life! Married for 26 years with two adult children, the Robbins minister in the Toronto Church and have taught marriage events, classes and retreats all across Canada and the U.S. Their focus is creatively teaching how to keep friendship and romance growing through the seasons of married life. Their approach is honest, spiritually based and infused with hopeful optimism.


Date Night Ideas

There will be ample free time to enjoy the city with your spouse and friends. We’ve posted a few ideas for St. Louis dates on our church website, HERE.