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What's happening this week at Gayton!


🗓 THIS SUNDAY 3/07/21

SUNDAY'S MESSAGE

This week we continue in the message series entitled

"QUESTIONS JESUS ASKED: You thought you had questions!"

The messages will be presented by David Washburn, our interim preacher.

Sunday, March 7

"Do You Want To Get Well?" John 5:1-7

Join us in person or watch online at 9:30 AM and 10:45 AM.


👶🏽NURSERY & PRESCHOOL KIDS - Please Register

Please register your nursery and preschool kids if they need care on Sunday mornings. This will help us staff our ministry wisely. Just contact Hillary to let her know your child will be needing care.


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If you missed a previous message, you can watch or listen to the message/gathering at: GAYTON.CHURCH/MEDIA.


There are some important details that you need to know about returning to in-person gatherings. Please read them in-full here. DO ALL OF THAT HERE...


UPDATES & UPCOMING EVENTS...

The Senior Pastor Search Task Group has called a Special Business Meeting. The meeting will begin on Friday, March 19 at 7:00 PM via Zoom and continue through the end of the 10:45 AM service on Sunday, March 21. The purpose of the meeting is in regards to the call and affirming of a Senior Pastor. See the schedule for the weekend business meeting sessions below.


The Zoom link and online ballot will be posted at gayton.church/businessmeeting as the date approaches.


It's time for some Spring Cleaning!


Join us for some fun while sprucing up our church building and grounds. 

There are jobs both inside and out. Complete the sign up form to help us better prepare and let us know what jobs interest you. Sign up with your friends, small group, or just yourself.


Gayton 101 | March 21, 2021

Gayton 101 is a class for anyone interested in knowing more about Gayton, including its mission, its ministries, and membership.  Recent guests and those considering membership are encouraged to attend. Register below.


March 21, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in the Worship Center

Please register by Friday, March 19.


Join us for Easter services on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 9:30 AM and 10:45 AM.  Please register since seating is limited. Choose service time below and click "Add Attendee" to enter each person in your party. Seating pods will be assigned to assure appropriate social distancing. A livestream will be available for both services here. 

Please contact Patricia if you have any questions.


We will celebrate baptism on Easter Sunday. If you or your child are interested in taking your next step of faith through baptism, please contact Patricia.


AGAPE Preschool registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. Two year olds through kindergarten are welcome. Visit www.agapepreschool.org for more information.


SPACE registration for the fall is now open. Complete the registration link.


Quest Summer Camp registration is now open. Check the website for more information. 

Contact Annette with questions. 


FINANCIAL HEALTH UPDATE

📊 FINANCIAL HEALTH UPDATE

(Budget = Anticipated Giving; Actual = Actual Giving Received; MTD = Month-to-Date; YTD = Year-to-Date)


Total Offering [General Fund + Missions]:

1Q2020-2021: Budget $264,000; Actual $224,539

2Q2020-2021: Budget $365,000; Actual: $303,108

January 2021: Budget: $81,000; Actual $73,180

February 2021: Budget $87,000; Actual MTD $62,638

GAYTON KIDS UPDATES

SUPPORT FOR MONTHLY "FAMILY ACTIVITY PACKS"

Each month Kids Ministry distributes "Family Activity Packs" to families with children in kids ministry who have not yet returned to in-person programming. The packs are based on the monthly themes in Preschool Church or Elementary Kids Worship and provide coloring pages, games, activities, and discussion prompts for families to engage in together, using the weekly virtual Preschool Church or Elementary Kids Worship experiences they are watching together from home. We also provide bags to those visiting our Food Pantry who have children or grandchildren that wish to worship with us virtually. We have had tremendous feedback! If you would like to help with this ministry, please see the Amazon Wishlist below. Contact Hillary if you have questions.

🧒🏾VIRTUAL KIDS MINISTRY

Virtual Kids Ministry (Preschool Church & Elementary Kids Worship) will continue to be available on the Gayton Kids Facebook Group starting at 8am Sunday mornings.


IN PERSON KIDS MINISTRY

In-person Nursery, Preschool Church is available at 10:45am. Elementary Kids Worship programming is available at 10:45am. Check-in/registration takes place at the Kids Min table in the gym foyer for now. We are asking that kids and leaders be masked while in the building. Chairs will be set up in Kids Worship room to meet social distancing recommendations and hand sanitizer will be provided.


Elementary Sermon Notes Templates and Preschool Family Activity Packs are available at the Welcome Desk for children who are attending worship with their families. 


🧒KIDS MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

So many have reached out asking to help in Kids Ministry- THANK YOU! Here are the roles that we desperately need to fill:

  •  If you would be willing to serve as a substitute in the Nursery or Preschool Church, we are starting a sub list. 
  • Elementary Kids Worship: Two adult volunteers are needed to serve on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month. 

Please reach out to Hillary if you have questions or you are interested! 


💻 ENGAGED WITH GAYTON KIDS ON FACEBOOK

Parents - if you're not already on the Gayton Kids private Facebook Group, head over and request to join! We're releasing content each day to help you and your kids stay engaged with Kid Min and, most importantly, Jesus!


GAYTON STUDENTS UPDATES

🍩SUNDAY BRUNCH GROUPS

High School students will meet in Room 214 and middle school students will meet around the fireplace at 9:30 AM. See the Student page for more details.


🛎OXYGEN AND ENGAGE

Oxygen and Engage will NOT meet on Sunday, March 7 due to the Rock Climbing event.

💻STAY ENGAGED WITH GAYTON STUDENTS ON SOCIAL!

You'll find messages from Giles and other content on the Gayton High School and Middle School Facebook groups.


📧WEEKLY EMAILS

If you have not received the Youth Weekly e-news in a while, then we invite you to either check your spam or update your email newsletter preferences. Email Patricia@gayton.church to be added to the Youth Weekly e-news distribution list.


The e-news goes out weekly and if you have a student, this is the best way to stay up-to-date on what's happening in student ministries.



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