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Mark your calendars now for this coming Monday…October 1st is National Homemade Cookie Day! Celebrate this day by sharing cookies with friends, family, neighbors, the Cookie Monster…toast the day with tall glasses of milk and the homemade cookie of your choice. (And yes, store-bought cookie dough baked at home also counts!)

Also coming up:


No Hunger Holiday (Throughout October and November): If you were at church this past Sunday, you know that we launched our Thanksgiving service project, No Hunger Holiday, in partnership with Knights of Columbus. We have set the goal to feed 600 families via Ritenour Co-Care.

This project will have a few phases. Phase one is collecting donations for the dinners. Thanks to a partnership with Knights of Columbus, we are able to provide a meal to a family for just $4, regardless of the size of the family.

Click here to make a donation now.

You can choose to make a donation to feed one family ($4), five families ($20), or 12 families ($48). Donations will be accepted through October 17th; you can also sign up and donate in person at church service for the next three Sundays. Donations of cash, check, or charge will be accepted in person; credit/debit cards are accepted online.

Contact Yolanda Suber with questions: yolanda@gatewaycitychurch.com

Budgeting with Any Income (Sunday October 7th, 12pm): Learn the basics of creating household budget, setting financial goals, and more. Free workshop open to all; contact Alia Aikens for more info (314-409-4825).

Gateway Choir (Thursdays beginning October 11th): Come and sing! Gateway Choir is a diverse group seeking singers of all experience levels who are at least 13 years old. We will perform special music for worship services and events. Gateway Choir will rehearse on Thursdays at the church building from 7pm to 8:30pm (excluding the week of Thanksgiving). Our first rehearsal will be Thursday, October 11 as we prepare music for Christmas. Interested? Contact Melissa Pickens (mfpickens@gmail.com).

SAVE THE DATE! Congregational Christmas Party (Friday December 7th 6:30pm): The venue is still being decided, but we are certain that it will be a new location this year. Also, as in years past, it will be a ticketed family event for both adults and children. More info to come soon.

All for now!
Kathy

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Our Women’s Cafe Night is tomorrow evening, starting at 6:45pm. We’ll start with our program in the sanctuary. Then we’ll move into the fellowship hall where we’ll have the chocolate fountain set up with many, many dippable goodies (but no cockatoos!).

Bring pillows and towels! (But not because we think you are messy eater.) As an outreach effort for this event, we are collecting bed sheets and towels to provide to a local shelter. New or gently-used items are appreciated. You can bring in your donations on Friday night.

Other upcoming events:

Young Professionals Retreat (Friday, September 28 thru Sunday, September 30th): Under 40’s, this event is for YOU! Hosted by the Columbia Church, this event is open to singles, marrieds, and those with kids who are under the age of 40. Registration is only $20 which includes admission to the event and some of your meals. Visit the Columbia Church website to register and also review nearby hotel options.

Budgeting with Any Income (Sunday October 7th, 12pm): Learn the basics of creating household budget, setting financial goals, and more. Free workshop open to all; contact Alia Aikens for more info (314-409-4825).

Singles Events: Singles, please add these dates to your calendar! See this flyer for more information:

Service Project (October 10th and 12th) 
Singles Devotional (Friday October 12th, 7pm)
Singles Harvest Festival (Saturday October 27th, 7pm)
Singles Devotional (Friday November 9th, 7pm)

Save the Dates:

Fall Festival (Saturday October 20th, 6:30pm): All are welcome to this kid-friendly, free event! We’ll have a chili cookoff, dancing, music, games, a photo booth, a costume contest, and more. Registration will open on September 26th.

Soup Night (Friday November 2nd, 6:30pm): Grab your bowl and spoon, soup night is coming back! All are invited to bring a pot of their favorite soup to share. Congregational Devotional will follow.

That’s it for now!
Kathy

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Lewis and Tosan Photo

Gateway,

We’re excited to welcome Lewis and Tosan Livingston this Friday! All are invited to our Congregational Devotional Friday night, 7pm. We’ll be continuing our Unity Through Diversity conversation, with the Livingstons as our guest speakers.

Stay for the Meet and Greet (and cake!): Following the devotional, there will be a meet and greet with the Livingstons in the fellowship hall. Cake, cookies, and other goodies will be served.

Also coming up:

Men’s Breakfast (Saturday September 15th, 9am): Grand slams and coffee! All men and their sons are invited to our monthly Men’s Breakfast this Saturday, at the Denny’s near Dorsett and 270. Contact Carlton Brooks for more info: 314-302-2979.


Women’s Cafe Night (Friday September 21st, 6:30pm): 
Just one week to go! Ladies, please continue to invite your friends using our Facebook event and also the above image.  We also have a limited number of hard copy of printed invites free for the taking at the church kiosk.

This evening is suitable for women and girls age Middle School and up; childcare will not be provided.

Young Professionals Retreat (Friday, September 28 thru Sunday, September 30th): Under 40’s, this event is for YOU! Hosted by the Columbia Church, this event is open to singles, marrieds, and those with kids who are under the age of 40. Registration is only $20 which includes admission to the event and some of your meals. Visit the Columbia Church website to register and also review nearby hotel options.

Singles Events: Singles, please add these dates to your calendar! See this flyer for more information:

Service Project (October 10th and 12th) 
Singles Devotional (Friday October 12th, 7pm)
Singles Harvest Festival (Saturday October 27th, 7pm)
Singles Devotional (Friday November 9th, 7pm)

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Daniels

Woodard-Daniel Wedding (Friday September 7th, 6:30pm): Drew Daniel and Ashley Woodard will be having their wedding celebration Friday September 7th at the church building, and all are invited to attend the ceremony! Seating will be at 6pm; ceremony at 6:30pm. Ceremony is open to all Gateway members, with reception to follow by invitation only. Hope to see you there!

Also coming soon….


Congregational Devotional (Friday, September 14th, 7pm): As we continue our ongoing conversation on Unity Through Diversity, we are excited to welcome our guest speakers, Lewis and Tosan Livingstone from the New York City church! You can read the bio of this amazing couple HERE. Lewis will also be guest preaching on Sunday, September 16th.


Women’s Cafe Night (Friday September 21st, 6:30pm): It’s baaaaaaaaack! The annual favorite for the Gateway Women’s Ministry returns in a little more than three weeks. Ladies, please do invite your friends! You can use the image above, or share our event on Facebook. We also have a limited number of hard copy of printed invites free for the taking at the church kiosk. This evening is suitable for women and girls age Middle School and up; childcare will not be provided.

If you are on Facebook, please take a second and RSVP for the Cafe Night.While not required, this is appreciated as it helps our event organizers (your sisters!) plan ahead.

Additional fall save-the-dates:

Fall Festival (Saturday, October 20th 6pm)

Soup Night/Congregational Devotional (Friday, November 2nd, 6:30pm)