The Glance

What's happening this week at Gayton!

The Glance - November 10

QUICK UPDATE


COOKIES, COCOA, & DECOR - Christmas is right around the corner and we need your help to deck the halls of Gayton! Please join us as many hands make light work (and we’ll enjoy cookies and cocoa as well)! Sign up here...


THE DINNER TABLE - The Dinner Table happens each Wed. at 5:15pm in the gym with some great food. Come eat together, and get to know some new people. TDT MENU AVAILABLE HERE


FINANCIAL HEALTH UPDATE

(Budget = Anticipated Giving; Actual = Actual Giving Received)

YTD (1Q): Budget $243k; Actual $250,521

OCT: Budget $85k; Actual $80,081

NOV: Budget $91k; Actual $14,346 (after 1 Sunday)

STAND SUNDAY | NOV 10

YOU DON'T NEED A SIGN FROM GOD...

You don't need a sign from God to know whether or not you're called to care for the orphan. God has already given that command in His Word (the Bible)! And that's good news because it means freedom for you to pursue caring for children through fostering and adoption, or caring for families who foster or have adopted.


Will you stand for the 2700 kids who entered the foster care system in VA last year? Or maybe just 1 of them? Will you stand and wrap around a family who has? Join together for a special Sunday morning as our Ubuntu Family Ministries shares how everyone can care for the orphan.


NOV 10: STAND (Celebration & Nexus: David Giles)

🥫 MEN'S MINISTRY STOCK-THE-PANTRY | NOV 14

Care Ministries and Men’s Ministry is holding a dinner and Food Pantry shopping spree at the Publix on John Rolfe Parkway. Men - meet together at Publix at 6:15pm for dinner. Aaron Lee will lead us in a devotion, then we’ll shop to stock up the Food Pantry to help prepare for the holiday season. Let Mike Barber know you’re going - signup here...


JAZZ NATIVITY TICKETS ON SALE

Set the soundtrack to your holiday season and help feed hungry children through Jazz Nativity! Show dates are Dec. 6, 7, & 8 and include new matinee times for the 8th. Get tickets and find out more at: GAYTON.CHURCH/JAZZNATIVITY


🍪🎄COOKIES, COCOA, & DECOR | NOV 17

Christmas is right around the corner and we need your help to deck the halls of Gayton! Please join us as many hands make light work (and we’ll enjoy cookies and cocoa as well)! Sign up here...

VBS CRAFT SUPPLIES FOR PANAMA | DUE DEC 1

We have a team heading to Panama in January to partner with a local church and lead Vacation Bible School. One way you can participate in this mission is to help provide needed craft supplies. Pickup a supplies list at the Welcome Center upstairs and downstairs, or DOWNLOAD IT HERE.


You can drop off supplies in the basket marked PANAMA VBS SUPPLIES in the Mission Center upstairs or by the welcome table at the gym entrance.

TOY COLLECTION FOR THE NOC | DUE BY DEC 10

We are collecting toys to benefit the Highland Park Christmas Store for the Northside Outreach Center (NOC). Each year, we partner with the NOC for this beautiful way to lift up our neighbor. Toys should be NEW and valued at $40 or less. Receipts or price should be attached if possible. Drop off in the Missions Center by Dec. 10. Pick up a suggested toy list in the Missions Center or DOWNLOAD THE LIST HERE.

DURING OUR TIME OF GENEROSITY…

Sunday morning during our time together, we will have a time of generosity in both Celebration & Nexus services. Your generosity helps fund the work that God has called us all to within our church and within our community. If you are ready to help fund this work, it’s easy to make a one-time gift or setup a recurring gift...

MIDWEEK KIDS SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAYS @ 6:15pm | ELEMENTARY MUSICAL REHEARSAL - Room 126

WEDNESDAYS @ 6:15pm | PRESCHOOLER MOPPETS - Room 128


View more Midweek information here

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WILL YOU STEP UP?

We have quite a few spots we need to fill to help lead kids on Sunday mornings at 10:45. Nursery, Preschool Church, and Vine Tenders are all roles that are incredibly important to the success of Sunday mornings. Will you step up? Contact Hillary...


Nursery:

2nd Sundays, NEXUS Service (1 adult spot)

5th Sundays, Celebration Service (1 adult spot)

5th Sundays, NEXUS Service (2 adult spots) 


Preschool Church: 

1st & 3rd Sundays, NEXUS Service, Seedlings Class (2s) (1 adult spot, 1 youth spot)

1st & 3rd Sundays, NEXUS Service, Sprouts Class (3s) (1 adult spot) 

5th Sundays, NEXUS Service, Seedlings (2s) (2 youth spots)

5th Sundays,NEXUS Service, Sprouts (3s) (2 youth spots) 


Vine Tenders:

2nd Sundays, NEXUS Service (1 adult spot)

3rd Sundays, NEXUS Service (1 adult spot)

5th Sundays, Celebration Service (1 adult spot)

5th Sundays, NEXUS Service (1 adult spot)

STUDENTS SCHEDULE

SUNDAYS @ 6-8pm | Oxygen (MS) & Engage (HS)

WEDNESDAYS @ 7:30pm | Deep Desserts (HS)

WEDNESDAYS @ 6:30pm | A-la-Carte (MS)


View more Midweek information here...


DEEP DESSERTS for HIGH SCHOOLERS

Deep Desserts return on September 11 for High School students. We will meet at the Espigh's house for the month of September! We will begin a dialogue around the book of "Love Does". Start time is 7:30 and the address is We usually wrap up at 8:30! Desserts will be provided! Can't wait to see you there!


SUNDAY CLASSES & PROGRAMS

I am delighted to say, that many of our students serve on Sunday mornings in Kid's ministry, on the media team and other areas of the church on Sunday morning! We encourage our students to be a part of The Church. Sunday mornings look different from the typical "Youth Group". We want our students to know that The Church works, because members of the body make it work. By presenting opportunities for them to serve, they gain an insight into how they're an integral part of The Church now! And they begin to understand that THEY Are The Church! Prayerfully, this sense of service carries over into their adult lives--back at Gayton! We also offer Sunday Morning Bible Study for students at 9:30 and 10:45. 9:30 meet in the Community Room. 10:45 meet in the Conference Room.


Oxygen, is the name of our Sunday night Middle School Youth Group. Engage, is the name of our Sunday night High School Youth Group. We meet on Sunday nights from 6:00-8:00pm at Gayton Church in the gym. Students enjoy an evening meal together, worship, small group time with an adult leader, and we finish our time together with a fun activity in the gym! This is definitely a highlight of my week and many students would agree! 


Sunday nights is where other Christian leaders can sow into the lives of our children in a meaningful, consistent way. The leaders gather personal information at the beginning of the year such as, birthdays, recital dates, sports schedules, etc so that they can attend at least one event throughout the year. We want our students to know that discipleship can happen anywhere at any time