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The Glance

What's happening this week at Gayton!


Sunday, August 1

This Sunday Pastor Bryon will begin a series based on the book of Numbers. Watch the video below for a brief introduction to this book as we prepare for worship and study together.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp5MIrMZFqo


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


UPDATES & UPCOMING EVENTS...


Summer Socials Continue - August 6

Churchwide Fellowship

Pizza Night with pizza, salad and dessert

Friday, August 6

6:00 PM in the gym

Please RSVP!


Hymn Sing and Ice Cream Social

The Worship Council invites you to a

“Hymn Sing and Ice Cream Social”

Sunday, August 15th

at 3:00 pm 

in the Worship Center


Come and join us as we lift our voices to sing your favorite hymns! A Hymn Book will be provided and our very own Stephen will play! Following our time in the Worship Center, we will gather for ice cream and your favorite toppings in the Commons Area!

A fun time to be had by all!


Blessing of the Backpacks

Bring your child's 2021-2022 backpack to our worship service for our church to pray over your child as they head into the next school year. Your child will receive a special "bag tag" they can use to accessorize their backpack that also doubles as a name tag! Teachers and Staff- bring your work bags, too! August 29, September 5 


Gayton Family Reunion

Gayton Family Reunion

September 11-12

Stay tuned for more details


Opportunities to Serve

Exciting Kids Ministry Update!

We are SO CLOSE to having a full schedule of Kids Ministry programming (Nursery, Preschool Church, Elementary Kids Worship) for BOTH services starting in September! Here is what remains to be filled. Please prayerfully consider where you and your family can serve if you feel a calling to partner with parents to raise disciples who passionately follow Jesus:


11:00 Service (10:45 - 12:15)

  • Preschool Church- 1st Sunday of the Month (1 adult)

Sound/Tech Team Members Needed

We are looking for people interested in helping with sound/tech for Worship. Training will be provided. Please contact Jeff or Rick.


Chair Set Up

We are in need of volunteers to set up chairs for the 11:00 AM gym service each week. The task takes about 15 minutes for 2 adults and can be completed on Sunday mornings anytime between 9:00 and 10:15 AM. Please consider signing up as a family or with a friend.


Hope Tree Family Services

Foster care. Hope for today and hope for the future. Become a foster parent to a young person today. HopeTree Family Services provides you with the training and support you need to be the parents that they need. To hear more about this opportunity, please come to ONE of the online Information Sessions


August 12th, 6:30pm-7:30pm

August 19th, 12:00pm-1:00pm

August 26th, 6:30pm-7:30pm

 

For more information or to RSVP contact Abigail Lee at AbigailS@HopeTreeFS.org or visit the website www.HopeTreeFosterCare.org.


*Hope Tree is one of the Mission Partners we support through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in conjunction with the Baptist General Association of Virginia.


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


SPACE registration for the fall is now open. Complete the registration link. Visit our website for more information.


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]:

YE 2020-2021: Budget: $1,190,189; Actual: $960,659; Surplus: $5000

[Moved to Physical Plant Reserves: $58,317]

July 2021: Budget: $79,589; MTD Actual: $69,886



Join Our Team

We are SO CLOSE to having a full schedule of Kids Ministry programming (Nursery, Preschool Church, Elementary Kids Worship) for BOTH services starting in September! Here is what remains to be filled. Please prayerfully consider where you and your family can serve if you feel a calling to partner with parents to raise disciples who passionately follow Jesus:


11:00 Service (10:45 - 12:15)

  • Preschool Church- 1st Sunday of the Month (1 adult)

Week 9

"Dive in" to weekly games and activities, "Dig in" with recommended Bible reading and discussion questions, "blessed to be a blessing" missional moments, family movie night suggestions and "take a hike" outdoor activities prepared just for you and ready to be put into use each week!


Themes include: 

  • welcome to the family (Jesus wants your child to be His disciple)
  • friends forever (disciples have a loving relationship with Jesus)
  • making good choices (disciples make choices that honor and obey Jesus) 
  • talking with your best friend (Jesus wants you to pray specifically)
  • letters from a friend (disciples must know and live Biblical truth)
  • fun/friends/fellowship (disciples live out their faith together)
  • sharing your story (disciples share their faith stories)
  • staying strong (disciples grow stronger in loving and following Jesus)
  • living the adventure (disciples have exciting lives as they follow Jesus)
  • making a memory (deciding to follow Jesus is a very big deal- and a decision to celebrate!)


Paper copies can be picked up at Gayton on Sunday at the welcome desk upstairs or the Kids Min check-in station downstairs. Contact Hillary to get on the weekly email distribution list.


Kids Ministry on Mission


Blessing of the Backpacks:

Bring your child's 2021-2022 backpack to our worship service for our church to pray over your child as they head into the next school year. Your child will receive a special "bag tag" they can use to accessorize their backpack that also doubles as a name tag! Teachers and Staff- bring your work bags, too! August 29, September 5 


5th Sunday Family Worship on Sunday, August 29.

Elementary-aged children will attend worship with their families. Elementary Kids Worship will not be meeting. 


NIV Adventure Bibles will be presented to rising first graders during our worship service on September 12. 


Kids Ministry will resume in both services (9:30 and 11:00) on September 19. Nursery care will be available for children ages birth through 2, Preschool Church for children ages 2 through Pre-K, and Elementary Kids Worship for children in grades K through 5. 



IN-PERSON KIDS MINISTRY

In-person Nursery, Preschool Church, and Elementary Kids Worship programming is available at 11am only until Sept. 19. Check-in/registration takes place at the Kids Min table in the gym foyer for now. We are asking that kids over 5 and leaders who have not been vaccinated be masked while in the building. Leaders and children have their temperatures taken and their hands sanitized as they enter PSC and EKW spaces. 


🧒🏾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. Monthly Preschool and Elementary Family Activity Packs are available to partner with parents in their home discipleship. Contact Hillary if you'd like to be added to our monthly distribution list. 


Activity Packs are available at the Welcome Desk for children who are attending worship at 9:30 AM with their families. 


💻 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


Tuesday 8/3 Rock Climbing


Tuesday 8/10 Rays and Gaga ball


Check gayton.church/students for specific details about each activity.


Youth Summer Sundays

Mark your calendars!

On Sunday August 8, youth will meet to share in Bible Study. Time and location will be announced soon.

🍩SUNDAY BRUNCH

Both middle and high school students will meet around the fireplace at 9:30 AM. See the Student page for more details.


Sign up to provide snacks for the Youth Sunday Brunch group.

💻STAY ENGAGED WITH GAYTON STUDENTS ON SOCIAL!

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



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