ONE SERVICE This Sunday, 1/30, we will have one service at 11:00 AM in the gym. Join in person or online

The Glance

What's happening this week at Gayton!

Sunday, January 30, 2022 - ONE Service at 11:00 AM

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Acts 18 and 28

"Building Up the Kingdom of God: Everybody's Got a Story"


Gayton 101 | Feb. 20, 2022

Gayton 101 is a class for anyone interested in knowing more about Gayton, including its mission, ministries, and membership.  Recent guests and those considering membership are encouraged to attend. Advanced registration is preferred but not mandatory. Please register below.

Feb. 20, 2022 from 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM in the Community Room

Midweek Bible Study - New Location

Each Wednesday - 

Pastor Bryon will lead all adults and youth in a time of prayer and Bible study from 6:30 - 7:30 PM in the Pumphouse Cafe. Contact Hillary for information about Gayton Kids programming. Feel free to bring your dinner and fellowship around the table beginning at 5:45 PM.

Once a month, we will share a Midweek Meal before Bible study.

2022 Midweek Meal Schedule:

  • 2/16 Lasagna, salad, dessert
  • 3/16 Pizza

The Gayton Softball Team is forming now! Games will begin in the spring.

Contact Gregg Eckel if interested or if you have questions.

Mark your calendars now for the Gayton Family Mission Trip 2022. Open to all ages.

July 15 -19

Westernport, MD

Contact Annette for more information.

Registration is now open for AGAPE Preschool and SPACE Afterschool programs. Registration for Quest Summer Camp will begin Feb. 1.

Registation information

Do you have room in your heart, space in your home, and a desire to make a

difference in the life of a young person in your community? HopeTree Family

Services is in search of people like you to welcome a young person into your

home through foster care. Foster care is a temporary arrangement during a time

that a child or teen cannot live with his or her birth family. HopeTree provides

foster parents with the training, support, and resources they need in order to care for the young people placed in their homes. If you want to learn more about this opportunity, please RSVP for ONE of Hope Tree's Online Information Sessions.

For more information or to RSVP contact Abigail Lee at

or visit our website

HopeTree is a Ministry Partner with the Baptist General Association of Virginia.



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

Total Offering [General Fund + Missions]:

1Q2021-2022 Budget: $250,967; Actual: $234,036; Surplus: $532

2Q2021-2022 Budget: $372,392; Actual $325,374; Surplus: $110,301

January 2022: Budget: $78,089; MTD Actual: $38,165

Gayton Kids Updates and Upcoming Events

Sunday, January 30 Preview

Gayton Kids Families on Mission

Our February "Families on Mission" project is to craft hand-made Valentines to be delivered to seniors in our community. Please make them at home and drop them off with Mrs. Hillary by Sunday, February 13. 

SAVE THE DATE! This year's Monumental VBS will be held June 27 - July 1 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Those who wish to volunteer their time as a VBS leader can sign up here. Children of VBS leaders are guaranteed a spot! We are anticipating the ability to host up to 150+ campers this year. 

We still need volunteers for the Preschool portion of our Monumental VBS experience. Please register below if you are interested in serving with the youngest of our church community. We need to fill a majority of our Preschool VBS leader positions in February in order to accept preschool camper registrations. 

VBS Camper registration goes live March 1 for Gayton Kids (children and grandchildren of members of our church) and children currently enrolled in AGAPE, SPACE, and QUEST.

Save the Date! 

Our Family "Easter Jam" live experience will be held on Thursday, April 14, from 5 - 6 pm in the gym. Similar to our "Jingle Jam" event held in December 2021, Easter Jam is filled with fun and engaging games, uplifting, kid-centric worship music, and creative Bible storytelling centered on the story of Jesus' death and resurrection. It's an event the whole family will enjoy!

This is not a drop-off event.

Kids Ministry Programming Notes

Sunday, Jan. 30

We will have a 5th Sunday Family Service on Sunday, January 30 at 11:00 in the gym. We will have a Parent-Child Dedication service at this time. Elementary-aged children are encouraged to attend worship with their families on 5th Sundays. There will be no Elementary Kids Worship programming, but we will have Preschool Church and Nursery Care at 11:00 depending on volunteer availability. 

Midweek Programming:

Contact Hillary if you are interested in Kids Ministry midweek programming.

Sunday Mornings:

Kids Ministry programming will be available in both the 9:30 and 11:00 services. Check in for both services takes place at the Kids Min check-in desk outside of the main church office downstairs. 9:30 service check in is from 9:15 - 9:35 and 11:00 service check in is from 10:45 - 11:05. It is important that our Vine Tenders are able to attend a worship service, so they will not be available to assist after worship begins. Please arrive early! 


We are seeking volunteers in all Kids Ministry areas to serve during the 5th Sundays. Contact Hillary or the Church Office if you are willing to serve on the four 5th Sundays during the next Kids Ministry year. 


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. 


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 Kids Min and, most importantly, Jesus!


Youth Group - Each Sunday from 6:30 - 8:00 PM in the gym

Sunday Brunch - Each Sunday at 9:30 AM by the fireplace.

*On Sunday, Jan. 30, the brunch group will meet at Dunkin on Lauderdale. Brunch will conclude in time for the 11 AM worship service at Gayton in the gym.

Sign up below to provide snacks for Sunday Brunch.

Spring Retreat Dates:  

High School Youth, Weekend of March 26. 

Middle School Youth, Weekend of April 23. 

More information on the way in the coming weeks.

Contact Kyle to receive the weekly Youth e-news or to receive the Remind messages.


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