What's happening this week at Gayton!
DONATE YOUR LESSON BOOKS & MATERIALS
Room 232 has been transformed into a teacher resource room and prayer room. If you have any used Sunday school or group lesson materials (books/videos), we ask that you donate them to the teacher resource room. Drop them in the green bucket in Room 232.
SINCE CHILDHOOD, OUR ATTENTION HAS BEEN CAPTURED BY STORIES...
Jesus knew this better than anyone, so He often taught the truths of God through masterful story-telling called “parables”. On Sunday, August 25, Pastor Mike will continue our series on Jesus’ parables with the Parable of the Mustard Seed.
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AUG 25: PLEASE PASS THE MUSTARD
//Celebration & Nexus: Pastor Mike
September 01: Treasure Hunters //Celebration & Nexus: Pastor Mike
🧩🧩🧩SOLVE THE PUZZLE - #2🧩🧩🧩
See if you can put together the puzzle to find out where some of our people from Gayton went to carry out the mission of the money raised during VBS and what they did afterward!
Assemble the puzzle below!
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The school year is almost here! We have many teachers connected with Gayton through Agape, The SPACE, and throughout the community who are preparing to impact lives. Join us Sunday, Aug. 25 during Celebration and Nexus to pray over and commissioning all of our teachers!
Being Trauma-informed is becoming an essential asset for those working with children of all ages. Join us on August 25 at 12:15pm if you are considering working with Middle or High Schoolers. Understanding various pain points of children who’ve experienced trauma helps leaders to navigate the different ways trauma exposes itself in the behaviors students present. Additionally, we’ll have a training from a local principal about small group management! This training will accelerate your learning curve for leading students!
Couples who are considering fostering, currently fostering or adopting are invited to attend the trauma-informed training as well! This training will benefit you as a parent to children from hard places!
MIDWEEK KICKOFF COMING & HELP DURING THE DINNER TABLE
On Sept. 4, we’ll kick off our Midweek launch with a Midweek picnic. The Dinner Table will resume Sept. 11 and we are looking for those who would warmly welcome our guests by helping. View volunteer opportunities here!
*Midweek fall schedule will be released soon*
TUBUNTU (FOSTER/ADOPT) MINISTRY UPDATE
Thank you for your support over the past year for the Foster Care and adoption ministry! We have some exciting updates coming soon! For now, we wanted to make you aware of some of the fascinating things that are happening in this ministry. With your partnership and the partnership through the Henrico Faith Partnership (Hope Church, Third Church, WEAG, & Abundant Life), we were able to support Henrico County Department of Social Services in sending their families to the Richmond Zoo.
This month Gayton has the opportunity to bless the social workers of Henrico with a special treat on 8/30. Just purchase a treat and drop it off at their office on Parham Road. On the 3rd, they were blessed with 3 dozen donuts from Country Style Donuts, if you need an idea of what to bring. We will be doing this in the future, so stay tuned to when Gayton will deliver treats again!
On August 30, take them to:
Henrico County Department of Social Services
8600 Dixon Powers Dr, Henrico, VA 23228
Contact Giles for questions.
LEADERSHIP TRAINING WITH PASTOR MIKE
Beginning on Sept. 11 and each Wednesday in the fall, Pastor Mike will lead training on what a Bible-based leader is and how you can be a leader at Gayton. More information is coming, so be on the lookout over the next week!
If you love the Bible and would like to take the next step in sharing that love for the Bible with others, we have opportunities to lead or facilitate an Adult Bible Study on Sunday mornings. We're looking for leaders for both 9:30 & 10:45. To find out how you can be a part of this essential role, contact the Discipleship team here...
AGAPE Preschool is a ministry of Gayton that reaches deep into our community. With an amazing program and staff, consider enrolling your preschooler into this impactful ministry!
CELEBRATION (9:30am 8/25)
What a Beautiful Name
NEXUS (10:45am 8/25)
Bigger than I Thought
MAKE JESUS MORE FAMOUS WITH...
PRESCHOOL KIDS! Our preschoolers do every big: big smiles, big laughs, and big worship moves! If you'd like to make a big impact on preschoolers, consider joining the Preschool Church team this fall. Contact Hillary...
ELEMENTARY KIDS! Every week, someone the most amazing students and adults show up to hang out with amazing kids and help them follow Jesus. We need at least 2 more adults or students to round out the team. Contact Kim...
Are you excited about seeing spiritual growth in teens and young adults? Gayton Student ministries is in search of a Student Ministry Intern! If you love Christ and helping others understand the Bible, love planning and executing engaging and memorable events for young adults, and love learning and developing spiritual leadership, please apply at: GAYTON.CHURCH/INTERN
Middle & High Schoolers are heading to see the Flying Squirrels, and rising 6th graders are also invited! We’ll meet at the church patio at 5:45pm and leave at 6pm (game time is 6:35pm). The cost is $10 + money for food.
The plan is to carpool together to further acquaint ourselves and to save on parking. We will plan on leaving the ballpark at the top of the 8th, unless it is a nail biter! Parents are welcome to join us as well to help transport kids, meet some of the other parents who have students involved in youth ministry and meet some of the leaders. We sit in the general admission section and tickets are $10. If you plan on sending your child, please send additional spending money for food and beverages. Please contact Josh if you are planning on attending with your child and you'd like to assist transporting kids!