WEEKLY EMAILS UPDATE
If you have an alarm code, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and code. Please do this before the end of August. We have a list of codes with no names. In September, we will wipe out all codes except those who have contacted Diane. If you have a question, please contact Diane.
NEW MESSAGE SERIES STARTS THIS SUNDAY (8/2)
Today’s current world can be confusing and difficult to navigate, because of how quickly and dramatically life has changed in the past six months. Life’s equilibrium is off. A key to establishing a new normal is understanding your reality and embracing hope. In the next five weeks, we’ll consider some scripture passages in which the author clearly defines reality (a difficult reality at times), while also offering hope for a meaningful, purposeful, and joyful life.
WELCOME, DAVID WASHBURN!
David Washburn begins this Sunday (8/2) as our Interim Preacher. We're happy to have David with us once again. Learn more about David here...
There are some important details that you need to know about returning to in-person gatherings. Please read them in-full and sign up to let us know to expect you! DO ALL OF THAT HERE...
COMMUNION THIS SUNDAY (8/2)
Communion will be at the end of each service. Pre-filled communion cups will be on a table at the entrance to the Worship Center and the gym. If you are participating in communion, please pick up a cup on your way in. There will be a Guest Services team member at each of the tables to assist with this and answer questions. There will also be trash cans nearby to make it easy to throw away the empty cups and wrappers.
JOINING US ONLINE FROM HOME?
We live stream both our 9:30 and 10:45 Gatherings. The digital expression of worship is a very important extension of our church and we're glad to be able to be a part of your Sunday morning at home. Access the live stream at GAYTON.CHURCH/LIVE.
If you missed a previous message or gathering, check out the links below
If you missed last week’s message, you can watch or listen to the message/gathering at: GAYTON.CHURCH/MEDIA
UPDATE 7/28: Our pantry opening today was definitely the hottest yet - everyone was greeted by coolers for all perishable items, ice water and tents for shade. We hosted 28 families with 3 Connor Hero's families. Each guest expresses gratitude for the consistent service and care we provide. We're continuing to provide a larger quantity of food to each family (in particular fresh produce) as we have a hunch the extra is needed. Our favorite moment for the week was...
MOST NEEDED ITEMS:
- Canned goods (Many stores continue to place limits on these items making it difficult to keep our shelves stocked).
- Canned meat
Donations can be dropped off at the gym door. Please place anything that squirrels or birds can get into in the plastic bin.
📊 FINANCIAL HEALTH UPDATE
(Budget = Anticipated Giving; Actual = Actual Giving Received)
JULY: Budget $84k; Actual $75,563
YEAR-END: Budget $1,107,049; Actual $1,167,652
STAY 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!
Youth Sunday Brunch class meets outside at 9:30 on SUNDAYS
Sunday Brunch class will meet in the grassy area near the cross in the front each Sunday. Bring a chair! Please register on the regathering page.
If you are not comfortable joining the group in person, please join via Zoom.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 851 572 867
DEEP DESSERTS // WEDNESDAYS // 7:30pm
Deep Desserts is back on the menu. If you had a chance to hear the message from 7/12, then you've had an opportunity to meet the host for Deep Desserts: Karl & Katheryn Enters.
Join the crew 7:30-8:30 for a great time of fellowship at the Enters' home!
5824 Ketterley Row
Glen Allen, VA 23059
STUDENT UPCOMING EVENTS
Evening in the Park - August 2 at 7:00 - 8:30 at Deep Run Park
Meet in the field by the pond. We can play a group game or just chill!
Laser Tag - August 9 at 4:00 - 4:45
(4350 Pouncey Tract Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060)
Please click here to register, there's a 19 person max.
No meeting on August 16th.
Pool Party - August 23 at 6:00 PM at the Espigh's home. 11701 Lincolnshire Court, Glen Allen, VA
Drop-off and Pickup will be at the designated location for these events! Please see the student weekly newsletter for details
STAY ENGAGED WITH GAYTON STUDENTS ON SOCIAL!
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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.