Special Outside Service Join us Sunday, 10/31, at 11:00 AM outside Bring a lawn chair

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What's happening this week at Gayton!

Sunday, October 31 - One service outside at 11:00 AM

Outside service on Sept. 12, 2021

Sunday, October 31

One Service Outside at 11:00 AM

Bring a lawn chair!

 

Join us in person at 11:00 AM this Sunday. There will be no livestream this week, but a recording of the service will be posted on the website on Monday. Pastor Bryon will share a message from Mark 14:12-25 entitled "Poured Out For Many ", and we will also celebrate Communion.


Kids Ministry notes for Sunday, Oct. 31

Nursery and Preschool Church will remain inside and will be checked-in with the Vine Tender as usual. Elementary-aged children need to be dropped off and picked up by a parent at the outdoor amphitheater for a special pumpkin-themed worship experience. Please arrive EARLY to allow yourself plenty of time to get your children settled before joining the outdoor worship service with Pastor Bryon outside of the Cafe. 


Keep up with the daily Bible readings here. Pick up a book mark with the daily readings at either Welcome Desk.


UPDATES & UPCOMING EVENTS...


Advent/Christmas Devotional

For the upcoming season of Advent/Christmas, the Discipleship Council is seeking individuals who would be willing to write a brief reflection to be included in an Advent/Christmas Devotional booklet. This booklet will be made available in both print and online versions.

We trust this will be a special way for us as a church family to learn more about each other, and we know this would be of great benefit as together with awestruck wonder, we anticipate the arrival of the Christ-child.

This invitation is open to all ages in the church. For those interested in sharing a devotion, see the link below to find your starting point. You may mail or drop off your completed devotions to the church office C/O Wendy Jones, or email Wendy directly at myncocean@yahoo.com. Deadline for submissions will be November 1, 2021.


Visit gayton.church/advent for writing prompts and ideas.


Soon, it will be time to deck the halls of Gayton for Christmas. See the Amazon wishlist below if you would like to help purchase new decorations. Consider purchasing one of the items with a friend, or small group.


Special Called Business Meeting

The Youth and Young Adult Pastor Search Team has called an in person Special Called Business Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 PM in the Worship Center for the purpose of presenting the candidate for Youth and Young Adult Pastor. The meeting will begin with a Town Hall format of Q & A followed by a vote. There will be a chance to submit questions prior to the meeting. Voting will take place in person and online Wednesday, Nov. 3 - Friday, Nov. 5. 


There will not be a Midweek Meal on Nov. 3, and this meeting will be in place of normal Midweek programming.


Volunteer Positions

The Discernment Task Group (DTG) is currently working to fill volunteer positions in the following areas:


Church Councils: Discipleship Council, Missions Council

Agape/Space/Quest Board

Church Officers: Church Clerk

Tellers


If you would like to volunteer for a position at Gayton and feel led to serve in any of the areas noted, please contact Becky Tyson, DTG chair, by phone or e-mail.

Please respond no later than November 15, 2021.      

        

Click here to see contact information and a brief description of duties for the positions listed above.



DEACON NOMINATIONS

The Discernment Task Group (DTG) is requesting nominations for the position of Deacon. We need to fill two (2) positions. A deacon is a member (non-clergy) elected by the church to serve the church body and assist the pastor and ministerial staff. Qualifications of a deacon as outlined in the Gayton Baptist Church constitution are as follows:

  • Be a member of the church
  • Support the church’s Purpose, Vision, and Values as adopted by the congregation
  • Have, in accordance with the meaning of the work and practice in the New Testament, the qualifications specified therein and be servants of the church
  • Be a regular participant in public worship at the church
  • Be at least 21 years of age

 

New Testament qualifications for deacons can be found in 1 Timothy 3:8-13. 

1 Timothy 3:8-13 The Message (MSG)

8-13 The same goes for those who want to be servants in the church: serious, not deceitful, not too free with the bottle, not in it for what they can get out of it. They must be reverent before the mystery of the faith, not using their position to try to run things. Let them prove themselves first. If they show they can do it, take them on. No exceptions are to be made for women—same qualifications: serious, dependable, not sharp-tongued, not overfond of wine. Servants in the church are to be committed to their spouses, attentive to their own children, and diligent in looking after their own affairs. Those who do this servant work will come to be highly respected, a real credit to this Jesus-faith


You must be a member of Gayton Baptist Church to submit nominations, and your nominations must be signed.  Please submit at least two nominations. Ballots may be found at the Welcome Desk upstairs and downstairs at the main entrance to the 11:00 AM service beginning Sunday, October 31, 2021. Ballots will remain available through Sunday, November 14, 2021. You may also nominate online at the church website. Please prayerfully consider your nominations.


 The following people are not eligible for nomination:

Deacons currently serving: Mitch Billingsley, Jeff Conner, John Dennis, Melody Fowler,  Charlene Hollins, Rick Hollowell, Don Kamencik, Janet Letteer, Diana Rogers, and Becky Tyson.

Not eligible for nomination due to term rotation or other service positions: George Baker, Marcia Barber, Kandra Brummett, Tom Burgess, Mary Bush, Katharine Chisholm, Marybeth Essex, Doug Hall, Scott Johnson, Karen Mitscherlich, Gary Robertson, Thomas Sprouse, and Melissa Strong.


Sincerely,


Discernment Task Group  

Angela Agee

Jeff Conner

John Dennis

Charlene Hollins

Richard Martin

Karen Mitscherlich

Becky Tyson (Chair)


Gayton 101 | Nov. 21, 2021

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.

 

Nov. 21, 2021 from 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM in the Community Room


UPDATE CONTACT INFORMATION

This fall we would like to update our records. Please take a minute to complete the form below for each member of your household who attends Gayton Baptist Church. There will be paper forms at each Welcome Desk if you prefer a paper copy. These forms can be dropped in the offering boxes or taken to the church office.


GAYTON MIDWEEK

Join us each Wednesday for Gayton Midweek!


Each Wednesday: Pastor Bryon will lead us in a time of prayer and Bible study from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. There will be Kids Min programming for preschool - 5th grade.


There will be no Bible Study on Wednesday, Nov. 3 due to the Special Called Business Meeting.


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

2021 Midweek Meal Schedule:

  • 11/17 Chicken and Stuffing casserole, vegetables, dessert
  • 12/15 Ham, vegetables, dessert

Please RSVP for the November dinner here or call the church office by Monday, 11/15.


Please sure to check out the updated Missions pages on Gayton's website. The Serve and Donate Goods pages are updated regularly as needs and opportunities arise.


Toy Collection for Northside Outreach Center Christmas Store

The Missions Council is collecting new toys for the annual Highland Park Christmas Store sponsored by the Northside Outreach Center (NOC). See the link to the list below or pick up a list on the Welcome Desk. The collection will run until Sunday, Nov. 28. The collection bins will be in the Missions Center upstairs and by the Welcome Desk near the gym.

Food Pantry Opening Highlights


The BGAV (Baptist General Association of Virginia) will hold its Annual Meeting on Nov. 9-12, 2021. This will be a virtual event. The theme for this year is Mountain of Healing based on Isaiah 2:1-5. If you are interested in attending as a messenger of Gayton Baptist Church, please contact Patricia for registration details.


Facility News

There is a vending machine stocked with Coke products near the kitchen access doors just beside the gym. Drinks are available for $2-2.50 with one drink costing $3.50. The machine takes credit cards, coins, and $1 & $5 bills; change is dispensed in quarters [$0.25]. Please be courteous and do NOT use at times when worship service is in the gym.  


Please be sure to close all doors upon leaving a classroom. Thank you for helping us keep our facility in compliance with fire safety guidelines.


Substitutes needed Oct. 24 and Nov. 14

Gayton Kids Ministry is seeking volunteers to substitute in Preschool Church and Elementary Kids Worship during the Youth Fall Retreat Weekends, October 24 and November 14, during both service times. Please reach out to Hillary at hillary@gayton.church or 804-314-7331 if you are able to serve in place of our youth volunteers on either of those Sundays. Thank you, in advance, for your discipleship of the youngest members of our church family! 


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]:

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

October 2021 Budget: $100,589; Actual MTD: $60,015



November - Families on Mission

SOCKTOBER Families on Mission Project Sock drive has ended. Thanks to YOUR generosity, we collected over 215 pairs of socks to be distributed by our community partners, Home Again and CARITAS, to help those in our community who have recently experienced homelessness. 


We are kicking off a joint Families on Mission project for our Gayton family with the AGAPE Preschool and SPACE Afterschool program. We will be collecting canned food items for our Food Pantry to distribute with their Thanksgiving meal boxes. Please consider donating boxes of stuffing, cans of cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, yams, and green beans, canned pumpkin, or bags of marshmallows. Thank you! 


Kids Ministry Programming Notes

This Sunday, Oct. 31 - One Service at 11:00 AM

Nursery and Preschool Church will remain inside and will be checked-in with the Vine Tender as usual. Elementary-aged children need to be dropped off and picked up by a parent at the outdoor amphitheater for a special pumpkin-themed worship experience. Please arrive EARLY to allow yourself plenty of time to get your children settled before joining the outdoor worship service with Pastor Bryon outside of the Cafe. 


Midweek Programming:

Kids Ministry midweek programming continues this Wednesday for preschool - 5th! Please email Hillary by noon on Wednesday to let her know your child will be attending. 


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! 


Substitutes needed Nov. 14

Gayton Kids Ministry is seeking volunteers to substitute in Preschool Church and Elementary Kids Worship during the High School Fall Retreat Weekend, November 14, during both service times. Please reach out to Hillary at hillary@gayton.church or 804-314-7331 if you are able to serve in place of our youth volunteers on this Sunday. Thank you, in advance, for your discipleship of the youngest members of our church family! 


Volunteers:

We are seeking volunteers in all Kids Ministry areas to serve during the 5th Sundays in the 2021-2022 ministry year: October, January, May, and July. 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

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. 



💻 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

Meet and Greet with Youth and Young Adult Pastor Candidate

All youth and young adults and their families are invited to share in a meal and have a meet and greet time with the candidate from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM on Nov. 3. Please RSVP below if you plan to attend. This time will be followed by the Special Called Business Meeting at 6:30 PM in the gym. RSVP here.

"Clothed in Christ"


High School Retreat, November 12-14 to Teague's River House

Depart church at 5pm - Return Sunday at approx. 3pm

Cost: $75/per person

$10 *Multiple Child Discount for multiple youth in the same family attending the retreat. 

*Type Multiple Child for the discount code when registering - please only choose this once if registering one child for MS retreat and one for HS retreat.


Scholarships are available - contact Patricia concerning scholarships.


Space is limited to 20 students

Deadline to register: Oct 31


Please be sure your child has a completed Medical Release Form and a completed CRUD Form on file. We also need a copy of the participant's insurance card. These can be found here.


Youth Group will not meet on Sunday, Oct. 31.

Sunday Brunch - 9:30 AM each Sunday for both middle and high school students. Sign up below to provide snacks for the group.

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


💻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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