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Gateway,

If you’re a dad, hopefully the Back to the 80’s: Daddy Daughter Dance is on your radar. But if you have two left feet and need some help in the dance department, fear not! Brave dads who have walked the road before you have shared their own best moves. Go HERE for inspiration.

Here’s the details for the dance, along with a couple other upcoming events:

Congregational Devotional (Friday, February 23rd, 7pm): It’s family time! Please make plans to join us for the first congregational devotional of the year. Childcare will be provided.

Daddy Daughter Dance (Saturday, March 3rd, 5:30pm – 7:30pm): Dads of daughters ages infant thru high school, this is for you and your girls! A fun two hours is planned which will include a Pasta House dinner, games, prizes, and greatest hits of the 80’s. Best of all, we’ll wrap up everything by 7:30 so your dates will still be home by bedtime.

Click here to register now. 

Cost is $30 per dad/daughter couple, with only a $5 upcharge for each additional daughter. Our registration form does include space for dietary concerns; please let us know if you have any allergies and we’ll do our best to accomodate. 80’s attire is optional (but recommended).

Gateway’s Got Talent (Saturday March 10th 6pm – 9pm): Hosted by the Singles Ministry, this will be an evening showcasing some of our most talented brothers and sisters. All are invited to this family-friendly event; more details to come next week.

Gateway Women’s  Day – Saturday, March 17th. More details to come soon.

See you on Sunday!
Kathy

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Friends,

It’s that time of year! Here’s how to download your your giving statement from 2017. I do recommend doing this on your laptop/desktop if possible, as opposed to a mobile device.

1. www.mygatewaycitychurch.com
2. Enter your login information (or click the “Forgot Username or Password?” link if you need help recalling this info.)
3. From the column on the left, select “Give” (the dollar sign icon).
4. On the “Give” page, you’ll see three tabs: “Give”, “Schedules/History”, and “Pledges”. Select “Schedules/History”.
5. On the far right, you’ll see a button labeled, “Giving Statement”.  Press it.
6. Set the parameters for your report. For those who are married, I recommend selecting “Family”, as this will return all contributions from both you and your spouse. From the “Quick Date Range” menu select “Last Year”. Then click “Run Report”.
7. The report will be generated as a PDF, which you can print off for your taxes.

Here’s what’s coming:

Marriage Retreat (February 10th and 11th, Tan-Tar-A): Online registration closes TONIGHT. . Cost is $40 for the retreat, go HERE to register.

The hotel block is full but you can call the resort directly to book your room: (573) 348-3131.

Any questions, please contact Vince Hawkins (Vhawk38@gmail.com).

Singles Valentines Party (Friday, February 16th, 7pm): If you are single and an adult, you are invited! This is a FREE event and friends of Gateway are also welcome! We’ll serve appetizers, play games, dance, take pictures in the photo booth, and more. There is no sign up for this adults-only event but RSVP is requested to help the Singles Ministry plan. Please email gatewaycitychurchsingles@gmail.com.

Congregational Devotional (Friday, February 23rd, 7pm): It’s family time! Please make plans to join us for the first congregational devotional of the year. Childcare will be provided.

SAVE THE DATES!

Daddy Daughter Dance – Saturday, March 3rd. Full details will be shared this Friday.

Gateway Women’s  Day – Saturday, March 17th. 

For those of you who will be at the family devotional, see you in a few hours!

Kathy

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Gateway Family,

It may seem silly, but one of my bucket list items is to make the pilgrimage to Punxsutawney, PA to participate in the annual Groundhog Day festival. (C’moooon, early spring!) Did you know that the roots of Groundhog Day can actually be traced back to the Christian church? You can read the full story, and also learn about other famous groundhogs HERE.

Here’s what coming…

Family Devotional (Wednesday, February 7th, 7pm): If you are a parent and haven’t attended one of our monthly family devotionals yet, we encourage you to do so! More than just a lesson, these monthly devotionals also include fun group activities, and discussion to give and receive additional parenting ideas. These are open to ALL parents of kids ages infant thru high school. Light refreshments will be provided, but please also feel free to bring a snack to share. Childcare will also be available for age 11 and under.

Marriage Retreat (February 10th and 11th, Tan-Tar-A): Online registration will close on next Wednesday, February 7th. Hotel rooms are still available but the block is filling up. Cost is $40 for the retreat, $90 per night for the on-site hotel room. You can go HERE to take care of both. Any questions, please contact Vince Hawkins (Vhawk38@gmail.com).

Singles Valentines Party (Friday, February 16th, 7pm): If you are single and an adult, you are invited! This is a FREE event and friends of Gateway are also welcome! We’ll serve appetizers, play games, dance, take pictures in the photo booth, and more. There is no sign up for this adults-only event but RSVP is requested to help the Singles Ministry plan. Please email gatewaycitychurchsingles@gmail.com.

Congregational Devotional (Friday, February 23rd, 7pm): It’s family time! Please make plans to join us for the first congregational devotional of the year. Childcare will be provided.

SAVE THE DATE! Daddy Daughter Dance – Saturday, March 3rd. More details to come soon.

That’s all for now! See you Sunday.
Kathy

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Family,

Confession: I do enjoy reading my Bible. But when I think of reading the WHOLE Bible, in a single year, something like this comes to mind:

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Without a plan, I’m sunk! Which is why I’m incredibly grateful for the resources Jason and Tyler have provided to help all of us reach this goal by the end of the year.


If you haven’t already downloaded the Read Scripture app, I HIGHLY recommend you do so now! CLICK HERE to access the links to both the Apple and Android versions of the app. I’ve been using this for a few days now and have found it makes Bible reading much easier. The daily readings are broken up into manageable sections of about 3-4 chapters plus one Psalm reading. Some days also have links included to animated videos from The Bible Project, which have helped me to see the bigger picture of the overall themes. Plus (more honesty), I love cartoons! So getting to watch a video feels like a little reward for sticking with the plan.

The Read Scripture app is definitely the best option if you have a smartphone or tablet. But for those who do not, a PDF version of the reading plan is available HERE. And you can access the supplemental videos HERE. Videos can searched by the title provided on the PDF.

Links to these resources are also available on our website and Gateway app.

New Videos: More good news! Remember when Michael Burns came to visit back in December to film his “Crossing the Line” Workshops? The videos are now available!  Feel free to share; these will also be linked to our website on the “Sermons” page.

Also, Jeff Hughes’s sermon from two weeks ago is also now available! We had a few technical issues in the last couple weeks but our AV team is working hard to fix them. Last week’s sermon will be available soon!

Upcoming events:

Family Devotional (Wednesday, February 7th, 7pm): Practicals! Lu and Jill Garcia will be leading our next Family Devotional and will have several practicals for all of our parents. Light refreshments will be provided, but please also feel free to bring a snack to share. Childcare will also be available for age 11 and under.

Marriage Retreat (February 10th and 11th, Tan-Tar-A): Even more good news! The Columbia Church has added additional rooms to the hotel block. The reservation link has been reopened, and you can once again book your room online HERE. Full details and registration for the retreat itself can found HERE. If you have questions about the retreat, please contact Vince Hawkins (Vhawk38@gmail.com).

Singles Valentines Party (Friday, February 16th, 7pm): Food, music, and entertainment! Open to all singles. Please contact Alex Hanna for details (314-302-5065).

Congregational Devotional (Friday, February 23rd, 7pm): It’s family time! Please make plans to join us for the first congregational devotional of the year. Childcare will be provided.

SAVE THE DATE! Daddy Daughter Dance – Saturday, March 3rd. More details to come soon.

See you on Sunday!
Kathy

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Friends,

If you are on Facebook, no doubt you’ve been seeing images similar to the ones above. The Google Arts and Culture App went viral this past weekend, and we thought you might enjoy seeing some of the “matches” for our members (particularly Ed Carr’s). 😉 Some are more accurate than others! If you’d like to see if there’s a painting that matches your face, CLICK HERE for full details on how to download and use the face recognition feature.

Here’s what’s on deck:

Titus 2 Women (Saturday, January 20th, 9:30am): Ladies, please join us as Kathleen Palmer leads us through the devotional, “Walk A Mile In Their Shoes”. Light refreshments will be provided and childcare will be available. Text Kathleen with questions: 636-293-9331.


Heartland Marriage Retreat (February 10th and 11th, Tan-Tar-A Resort):Registration is still open! The retreat fee is $40, and room rate at Tan-Tar-A is $90/night. CLICK HERE to take care of both tasks. Questions about the retreat? Contact Vince Hawkins (Columbia Church): Vhawk38@gmail.com.


Sacred Marriage Book Discussion Group (Sundays, Jan 28 – Mar 11, 1pm): Last call for signup! This book discussion group will begin meeting a week from Sunday, and will meet every Sunday through March 11th, taking off for the weekend of the Marriage Retreat. Read more about this discussion group HERE on our website, or sign up HERE. Registration will close this Sunday.

Family Devotional (Wednesday, February 7th, 7pm): If you love parenting practicals, this next devotional is for you! Lu and Jill Garcia will lead our “Practicals” discussion. As with past devotionals, this is for all parents of kids ages infant thru high school, and also aspiring parents-to-be. Light refreshments will be provided but also feel free to bring a snack to share. Childcare will be provided for age 11 and under; middle school and high school students will join their parents for the discussion.

Singles Valentines’ Party (Friday, February 16th, 7-10pm): All singles are invited to join us for food, games, entertainment, and more. Singles, additional info on how to RSVP will be sent you soon; please keep an eye out for an upcoming email. Call/text Alex Hanna with questions: 314-302-5065.

SAVE THE DATE: Congregational Devotional – Friday, February 23rd. More info to come soon.

See you on Sunday!
Kathy

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Good News, Gateway Family!

Beginning this Sunday, the Sunday bulletin will include member birthdays by birthday month! These will be listed in order of occurrence.

Going forward you can expect to see birthdays on the backside of the bulletin (say that 5x fast!) on the first two Sundays of each month. Why the first two?  In case I leave one or two off by mistake…gives me a chance to correct the error. 😉

For the sake of members’ privacy, we will not list the exact dates, just the month. But feel free to reach out to your friends to find out their exact birthdays.

Remember that you can also access the bulletins for the past six weeks on the website and the app. It’s one of my goals for 2018 to have every Sunday bulletin uploaded by the Saturday prior to church service. This way, you can read it on your phone Sunday morning, before you even arrive at Gateway.

Here’s what’s coming up:

Singles Kickoff Breakfast (Saturday January 6th, 9am): There are some GREAT plans in the works for 2018! All Singles are invited to join us for a hot breakfast at the church building, as well as some time to dream and plan for the coming year. Questions? Text Theresa Warner (309-310-1515) or Ellen Campen (281-757-7179).

Titus 2 Women (Saturday January 20th, 9:30am): Our first quarterly Titus 2 class of the year will be taught by Kathleen Palmer! Topic will be announced soon. As always, light refreshments will be provided and childcare will be available for the little ones.

Sacred Marriage Book Discussion Group (Sundays, Jan 28 – Mar 11, 1pm): Marrieds, you have a great opportunity to learn about how through marriage, you can grow to be more like Jesus. Read more about this discussion group HERE on our website, or sign up HERE.

One more thing...I’ve been working with Tim and Crystal Schmidt on the camp registration forms for both HYC and HKK. We’re putting the finishing touches on them now; if all goes to plan, we should be able to launch BOTH camp registrations this Friday!

That’s it for now…stay warm, Gateway!
Kathy

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Great news! The events for 2018 have all been uploaded to our calendar! You can view the full calendar HERE on our website, or on our app (select the “Calendar” button, dates are published on the app in a list form.)

If you prefer an at-a-glance version, with everything on one page, you can view that on our bulletin from two weeks ago HERE. This will also be reproduced this coming Sunday.

Fun fact: The six most recent Sunday bulletins and Weekly emails are also posted on our website and app, so if you miss a week it’s easy to get caught up!

A few dates you should be aware of right away for 2018:

Family Devotional (Wednesday January 3rd, 7pm): The Youth and Family Ministry will be kicking off 2018 with a panel discussion featuring current members who grew up in the church. This devotional is for ALL parents. Childcare will be available for ages infant through 5th grade; students age middle school through high school are invited to sit with their parents and participate in the discussion. Light refreshments will be provided; feel free to bring a snack to share if you like.

Singles Kickoff Breakfast (Saturday January 6th, 9am): Let’s catch up after the holidays and start dreaming for 2018! All singles are invited to attend our breakfast.

Singles, a separate email was sent out with RSVP form and food list.Please take a minute to reply to this email, and let the event planners know what food item you’ll be bringing. If you didn’t get this email or have questions, please text Theresa Warner (309-310-1515) or Ellen Campen (281-757-7179).

Children’s Ministry Kickoff Meeting (Sunday January 7th, following church service): Current and new teachers, if you have not yet RSVP’d for next Sunday’s meeting, please take a second and do so now for two reasons:

  • So we buy enough refreshments to encourage everyone (DONUTS!)
  • So we can plan accordingly with regards to childcare during the meeting

Some important info will be shared at this meeting; all who are able to attend are encouraged to do so. Please contact Kristin Homan with questions: 636-293-8445.

Titus 2 Women (Saturday January 20th, 9:30am): Our first quarterly Titus 2 class of the year will be taught by Kathleen Palmer! Topic will be announced soon. As always, light refreshments will be provided and childcare will be available for the little ones.

Family Group Leaders Meeting (Sunday January 21st, 4pm): Family Group Leaders, in 2018 these meetings will be held every other month, on the third Sunday of the month.

VALENTINES SAVE THE DATES: Yes, these are just around the corner!

Marriage Retreat – February 9th and 10th, Tan-Tar-A Resort. Registration, schedule, and pricing information will be released soon.

Singles Valentines Party – February 16th, 7-10pm. Location is TBD.

That’s it for this week. See you on Sunday at 9am for our FINAL church service of the year! Remember that this will be a family service just like last week; childcare will be offered for kids ages 4 and under.

Kathy