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THIS WEEK- SERVICES AT 9:00 AM AND 11:00 AM
BUSINESS MEETING
SUMMER SCHEDULE
BIBLE STUDY CLASS OFFERINGS
CARE MINISTRY - ITEM OF THE MONTH
FAITH AND RECOVERY MINISTRY
PANAMA INTEREST MEETING
GAYTON FAMILY MISSION TRIP - REGISTRATION IS OPEN
GRADUATE RECOGNITION SUNDAY
GAYTON YOUNG ADULTS
GAYTON STUDENTS - LIFENIGHTS AND SUMMER MISSION CAMP
GAYTON KIDS - SUMMER SHINE, SUMMER SUNDAYS, MOVE UP SUNDAY, AND FUN FRIDAYS
FINANCIAL UPDATE

Sunday, May 26, 2024

"God Is Real"

1 Kings 18-19


Rev. Bryon LePere will be sharing the message this Sunday. Our Summer Schedule begins this Sunday. We will have Worship at 10:00 am and Bible Study at 9:00 and 11:00 am.

There will be Kids Ministry Programming this Sunday at 9:00 and 10:00 am.


On Sunday, June 9 at 11:00 am immediately following the 10 am service, there will be a business meeting to vote on the budget and to elect members to various volunteer positions.


Summer Schedule - begins this Sunday, May 26

Summer in the SON

From May 26 - Sept. 1 we will worship at 10:00 am and have Bible Study at 9:00 am and 11:00 am. 

*Kids Ministry will have programming at 9:00 am and 10:00 am. 

See Bible Study class offerings below.

Adult Discipleship Classes 

Summer Session

May 26 - Sept. 1


9:00 am


Spiritual Companions led by Jordann McMahan in Room 225

We will explore different spiritual practices, read and reflect on scripture, and grow through authentic sharing and prayerful discernment of the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. This group is open to all who would like to join.


Parent Coffee Talk led by Pastor Bryon in the Pumphouse Cafe

Coffee and connection for parents with Pastor Bryon in the Pumphouse Cafe. Drop your kids off in Kids Min or Youth Brunch and gather with other Gayton parents to hear a word of encouragement and for prayer and support as we endeavor, TOGETHER, to raise disciples who make disciples.


Bridges led by Carolyn Mustian, Janet Garrett and Lisa Deane in the Community Room

The Bridges Class is studying the Book of Psalms with special focus on the major categories of these songs and also how we can apply what we learn to our praise, worship, and prayer before our Mighty God.


Youth Brunch led by Mark Ratliff and Jennifer Mullins in The Drawing Room in the gym

“Fueled”- a study on spiritual disciplines & habits that help us grow in our faith.


Kids Ministry Programming for Nursery, Preschool and Elementary

Jesus gives us the most amazing reason to party. That’s why we believe God’s love and the Gospel of Jesus is the best news ever! During our summer schedule from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, kids in Preschool Church & Elementary Kids Worship at 10 am will celebrate the Good News of Jesus with lots of energy, excitement, and opportunities to dance into God's word as we explore what it means to have joy. 


Joy is an attitude—a decision to trust God no matter what is going on in our lives. From the very beginning, God had a plan for the world. As we dive into the Bible, we’ll discover God’s plan for us and how God has been at work through it all. When we see and celebrate what God is doing, we can find true joy!


11:00 am


Women led by Janet Letteer in Room 221

The Women’s class will be studying Kay Arthur’s book, “Lord I Want to Know You.” 


Harmony led by Keith Morauske in Room 225 (Harmony will NOT meet on Sunday, May 26)

The Harmony class will be studying the Book of Jonah.


Sojourners led by Becky Tyson in Room 114

June – God’s Chosen Ones: Samuel, Saul, and David

July – Encounters with God/For Better or Worse – pairings of Gospel texts with Old Testament prophetic texts

August – The Church at Ephesus – Lessons from Ephesians


Our Food Pantry relies mostly on donations. Pick up a couple extra boxes of cereal during the month of May.

As always, any and all donations are appreciated.


Faith & Recovery Ministry

The Slingshot event we hosted on Sat. 5/11 was a huge success!! Thanks to all the volunteers who came out to help. There were over 30 participants from multiple Richmond recovery programs. We had fun playing games, eating a wonderful lunch, making Mother’s Day crafts, hearing a moving testimonial, and just hanging out. It was a tremendous opportunity to live-out our mission – to share the love of Christ with the Richmond recovery community through direct fellowship!  


Would you like to learn more about interacting with the participants in the Richmond recovery community? Come join us for a seminar on this very topic on Monday, June 17th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm here at Gayton Baptist Church in the community room, titled “Interacting with the Recovery Community”. It is being led by Marti Williams and Leon Dangerfield. Marti is a Peer Recovery Specialist and is training to be a Family Recovery Practitioner. In 2014, she and her husband founded Into The Neighborhood, a ministry focused on loving God and loving your neighbor. They have been actively involved in loving and serving the addiction and recovery community for nearly 20 years. Leon is a Registered Peer and a Forensic Peer Specialist, who sits on the Central overdose committee for the US Attorney’s office. He has a combined 30 yrs. of experience in the recovery community. 

Please respond to Mike Brumagin if you plan to attend or have any questions, mikebrum89@gmail.com 


Interested in a mission opportunity in Panama? Join us on Sunday,June 2 at 11am in the Community Room for an informational meeting. The trip will be January 4-12, 2025 and will involve both construction projects and leading Vacation Bible School.


Attention all Graduates of 2024 (and families of Graduates): 

On Sunday , June 2 we will have Graduate Recognition Sunday here at Gayton Baptist! During our 10:00am worship service, we will have a time to celebrate and congratulate our high school, college and grad school graduates! For the grads who wish to be a part of this special day, here is what we need:  


1. a clear and recent photo

2. the name of the school from where you are graduating 

3. next plans (ie. the college/grad school you will attend or, for those out of school, your next career step)

4. a favorite Bible verse


During the worship time, the graduates in attendance will be recognized and given a gift. Please let us know if you, the graduate, or your graduating child, wishes to be recognized and please send the above information to jennifer@gayton.church, by Thursday, May 23


MARK 10:45 – “HE CAME TO SERVE”

For even as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.


SAVE THE DATE: July 11-14, 2024 


Here is the heart of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in one simple statement. Living to serve others is one way we can follow His example and we are excited for the opportunity to demonstrate that service to our local community on the second weekend in July for our 3rd annual LOCAL Family Mission Trip! Believers of all ages within our Gayton Baptist Church Family are invited to serve together on mission right here in RVA as we shine the light of Jesus to our neighbors! There are projects for all, from preschoolers to our senior saints, in which we meet real and practical needs while building authentic relationships with our neighbors and with our church family. 


Parents and grandparents - what an opportunity to put faith into practice as you serve alongside your child or grandchild! This powerful shared experience will be a core memory, for sure! 


We will kick off this very special weekend with a fellowship meal and devotional on Thursday evening, and will have mission opportunities on Friday morning, afternoon, and evening and Saturday morning and afternoon. Aren’t available the whole weekend? Not a problem! Choose your own mission adventure and sign up for the opportunities that will fit into your family’s schedule and rhythm. The second best part (after the working together to shine the light of Jesus, part) is that you get to sleep in your own bed every night! No lumpy mattresses, broken AC, or forgotten pillows required!


Register below by July 8, 2024


Young Adult Life Nights


Join us for Life Night each Tuesday from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Contact Jennifer@gayton.church for more information.


Gayton Student Life Nights


*We will not have Student LifeNights on Sunday, May 26.


Our Gayton Student LifeNight time will be from 6:00-7:30pm. We will provide a light, pre-packaged snacks. Anyone who wishes to bring a snack to share is always welcome to do so without scheduling it. LifeNights will continue to include open gym & drawing room, games, worship, Bible study and fun community-building.  This 6:00-7:30pm time frame will remain through the summer and into the new school year, barring a special youth event or churchwide event.


Check out gayton.church/students for more information and upcoming events.



Sign up below to help with Youth Brunch.


Gayton Student Mission Camp - "Mission Connection Celebration - MC2"

Monday, July 22-Friday, July 26

For students in completed 6th-12th grade.

Eagle Eyrie Conference Center, Lynchburg, Virginia

Cost: $350 - includes lodging, linens, meals, programming, activities, mission supplies/materials


This is a week of worship, fun, mission work, Bible study and community-building. We will join groups from all over Virginia for worship and special missions. However, our own group will stay together in our own lodge, all serve together on our assigned mission site, sit together for meals, and work on community-building together. Meanwhile, in free time, students can enjoy the pool, fun activities, an ice cream and coffee shop and having fun together.  


Each participant will be given a packet of medical release forms, a code of conduct, other mission camp information and what to pack, in addition to information about the week's Bible theme. We will also need your t-shirt size. There will be a mission camp participant meeting scheduled in June.



It's time for Summer SHINE! Share His Influence Now to Everyone!

As you may know, each summer, Gayton Kids Ministry Sunday morning programming is staffed by our parents and other church volunteers who are asked to serve a single Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This provides a break for some of our Kids Min leaders who serve consistently September through May and allows an opportunity for families to participate in kids programming with their children, interacting with leaders and kids! 


Please consider your summer schedule (trips, vacations, etc) and choose one week to serve! We would like to have kids programming (nursery, preschool, and elementary) during the Bible Study hour at 9 am and during the worship service at 10 am, but this is entirely dependent on volunteer sign ups. All lesson plans will be written for you and shared with you in advance, and all resources needed to complete the activities will be pulled for you and ready in the room on Sunday. 


We require at least two leaders in each ministry area, one of whom is 18+. Families are welcome to serve together. 


Please let me know if you have any questions! 


Hillary 


We were excited to celebrate some of our fifth graders on May 19 in Elementary Kids Worship as they prepare for their transition to student ministry (and big church) this Sunday, May 26! We hope you will take the time to learn their names and will greet them warmly as they join “big worship” next week!


Mark Frantescu (Silviu and Maria)

Grayson Screeney (Michael and Anna)

Kaitlin Bell (Josh and Sarah)

Genevieve Dennis (John and Colleen)

Van Roberts (Steve and Becky)


Not pictured: Zikora Shields (Nenneya) and Emma Holman (Josh and Carolyn)


It's time to Start the Party in Kids Ministry this summer! 


Jesus gives us the most amazing reason to party. That’s why we believe God’s love and the Gospel of Jesus is the best news ever! 


During our summer schedule from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, kids in Preschool Church & Elementary Kids Worship at 10 am will celebrate the Good News of Jesus with lots of energy, excitement, and opportunities to dance into God's word as we explore what it means to have joy. 


Joy is an attitude—a decision to trust God no matter what is going on in our lives. From the very beginning, God had a plan for the world. As we dive into the Bible, we’ll discover God’s plan for us and how God has been at work through it all. When we see and celebrate what God is doing, we can find true joy!



Fun Friday Free Play in the Treehouse

Friday, May 31, 2024 6 - 8:00 pm

New drop off event to allow parents a night out. Limited to the first 20 preschool - elementary-aged children to sign up with Mrs. Hillary via the Sign Up Genius Link in the May 1 Kids Min Newsletter Email. Children are welcome to bring a packed dinner (no nuts or nut products, please) to eat in the Pump House Cafe before playtime.



FINANCIAL UPDATE

📊 FINANCIAL HEALTH UPDATE

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


YTD TOTAL giving through 5/20/2024 = $809,473.06

YTD TOTAL budget through 5/20/2024 = $935,981.75

YTD difference ($126,508.69)

Funds collected to Budget = 86.4%




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