The Glance

What's happening this week at Gayton!

The Glance - September 15

Glance Highlights for September 15

QUICK UPDATE


WILL YOU STEP UP?

We have quite a few spots we need to fill to help lead kids on Sunday mornings at 10:45. Nursery, Preschool Church, and Vine Tenders are all roles that are incredibly important to the success of Sunday mornings. Will you step up? SEE SPECIFIC NEEDS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS GLANCE and Contact Hillary...


SEPT 15 - JAZZ NATIVITY AUDITIONS

If you'd like to audition for Jazz Nativity, go here and signup for a time slot. Auditions are in the Worship Center beginning at 12:30pm on Sept. 15.


GAYTON CHURCH MESSAGES ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCAST APPS

Gayton services and messages are available online at GAYTON.CHURCH/MEDIA, but did you know messages are now available on your favorite podcasting services? You can listen to Sunday messages at any time on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Play. (Search for Gayton Church)


WORSHIP PASTOR QUICK UPDATE

The Worship Pastor Search Team has been reviewing and interviewing worship pastor candidates. We’ve received some great resumes. We continue to carefully review each person’s giftedness, character, and how they would best fit into the life of Gayton’s Worship ministry. Thank you for praying!

💸FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY | PREVIEW LESSON 9/15

Did you know that 7 out of 10 couples do not budget consistently? Managing your finances can be overwhelming. We want to help you have the tools and knowledge to make positive steps toward financial responsibility and peace.


Financial Peace University has helped millions of people manage their money more effectively, and now this essential tool is available to Gayton. Julie Edwards will lead our FPU class each Tuesday at 7:15pm beginning on Sept. 17, but you can check out the preview lesson on Sunday, Sept. 15 (see below).


View the FPU impact info-graphic


Go here to sign up or ask a question...


FPU PREVIEW LESSON | 9/15

You can join us for a preview lesson on 9/15. There are two opportunities on Sunday, Sept. 15 for the preview lesson directly after each service - at 10:30am and at 12pm by the fireplaces upstairs in the gathering area. Contact Julie for more info...

DURING OUR TIME OF GENEROSITY…

Sunday morning during our time together, we will have a time of generosity in both Celebration & Nexus services. Your generosity helps fund the work that God has called us all to within our church and within our community. If you are ready to help fund this work, it’s easy to make a one-time gift or setup a recurring gift...

👨‍🏫 NEW MESSAGE SERIES: BACK TO SCHOOL

In this new series throughout September at Celebration and Nexus, we'll gather to learn from the great teachers of the faith on how we all can build friendship, grow in groups, learn from mentors, and be on mission for Jesus.


Have you missed a message? Catch up at: GAYTON.CHURCH/MEDIA


SEPT 08: PEP RALLY

SEPT 15: THE CAFETERIA

SEPT 22: STUDY HALL

SEPT 29: TUTOR


...not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. HEBREWS 10:35

🍽 THE DINNER TABLE | EACH WEDNESDAY

The Dinner Table is back each Wednesday beginning at 5:15pm in the gym with some great food from Chef Claudine. Come eat together, and get to know some new people. The Dinner Table is also designed for you to invite people you meet. Full menu for September available here...


MENU | Sept. 18

Entrees/Sides: Three Meat Lasagna (also Vegan Eggplant), Steamed Vegetable Blend, Garlic Bread

Salad Bar: Variety of Fresh Fruit/ Veggies

Soup: Potato Chowder

Dessert: Variety


WILL YOU HELP WELCOME GUESTS AT THE DINNER TABLE?

We have a few more opportunities for some warm, smiling faces to greet our guests at The Dinner Table. It's a great way to welcome people to our church and help make The Dinner Table a success each week. Opportunities are listed on this signup page...

🎄 JOIN THE CHOIR FOR CHRISTMAS! | 9/18

You’re invited to come and sing in the Christmas Choir presentation of “Emanuel, God is With Us”. A listening session will be on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7:30pm. We will rehearse every other week until Christmas and would love to have you join us! GAYTON.CHURCH/CHOIR


🧒 WILL YOU STEP UP?

We have quite a few spots we need to fill to help lead kids on Sunday mornings at 10:45. Nursery, Preschool Church, and Vine Tenders are all roles that are incredibly important to the success of Sunday mornings. Will you step up? Contact Hillary for more information and to invest in kids through these specific needs:


Nursery:

2nd Sundays, NEXUS Service (1 adult spot)

5th Sundays, Celebration Service (1 adult spot)

5th Sundays, NEXUS Service (2 adult spots) 


Preschool Church: 

1st & 3rd Sundays, NEXUS Service, Seedlings Class (2s) (1 adult spot, 1 youth spot)

1st & 3rd Sundays, NEXUS Service, Sprouts Class (3s) (1 adult spot) 

5th Sundays, NEXUS Service, Seedlings (2s) (2 youth spots)

5th Sundays,NEXUS Service, Sprouts (3s) (2 youth spots) 


Vine Tenders:

2nd Sundays, NEXUS Service (1 adult spot)

3rd Sundays, NEXUS Service (1 adult spot)

5th Sundays, Celebration Service (1 adult spot)

5th Sundays, NEXUS Service (1 adult spot)

🥖 FOOD PANTRY UPDATE

FOOD PANTRY UPDATE

This week, we served 27 families with 6 new families and 2 homebound. In September, the Tom Leonard’s Wishing Well will benefit the Food Pantry. See prayer requests and more of this week’s update here...


MOST NEEDED ITEMS:

Grocery bags, plastic bags, canned green beans, cereal.


🧽🧹 GAYTON FALL CLEANUP DAYS | 9/28 & 10/12

TIME TO WEILD THOSE SUDS AND PAINT BRUSHES!

There are two excellent opportunities to serve at Gayton during our Gayton Fall Cleanup. There are various inside and outside needs, like cleaning, painting, etc… Choose a time slot between 8-5pm and indicate your task preference. It's open for all!


Check out the signup here...

CELEBRATION (9:30am 9/15)

Glorious Day

Because He Lives

Great Are You, Lord

Here's My Heart

They'll Know We Are Christians By Our Love


NEXUS (10:45am 9/15)

Glorious Day

Good Grace

Restore My Soul

Sinking Deep

NEXUS SPOTIFY PLAYLIST



MIDWEEK KIDS SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAYS @ 6:15pm | ELEMENTARY MUSICAL REHEARSAL - Room 126

WEDNESDAYS @ 6:15pm | PRESCHOOLER MOPPETS - Room 128


View more Midweek information here

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WILL YOU STEP UP?

We have quite a few spots we need to fill to help lead kids on Sunday mornings at 10:45. Nursery, Preschool Church, and Vine Tenders are all roles that are incredibly important to the success of Sunday mornings. Will you step up? Contact Hillary...


Nursery:

2nd Sundays, NEXUS Service (1 adult spot)

5th Sundays, Celebration Service (1 adult spot)

5th Sundays, NEXUS Service (2 adult spots) 


Preschool Church: 

1st & 3rd Sundays, NEXUS Service, Seedlings Class (2s) (1 adult spot, 1 youth spot)

1st & 3rd Sundays, NEXUS Service, Sprouts Class (3s) (1 adult spot) 

5th Sundays, NEXUS Service, Seedlings (2s) (2 youth spots)

5th Sundays,NEXUS Service, Sprouts (3s) (2 youth spots) 


Vine Tenders:

2nd Sundays, NEXUS Service (1 adult spot)

3rd Sundays, NEXUS Service (1 adult spot)

5th Sundays, Celebration Service (1 adult spot)

5th Sundays, NEXUS Service (1 adult spot)

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GROOVIE NIGHT SIGNUP IS OPEN! | 10/18

Elementary kids are invited to Groovie Night! It's an interactive movie night with pizza and popcorn. Groovie Night is a huge hit every year, so please check out the full info and register your kid here...

STUDENTS SCHEDULE

SUNDAYS @ 6-8pm | Oxygen (MS) & Engage (HS)

WEDNESDAYS @ 7:30pm | Deep Desserts (HS)

WEDNESDAYS @ 6:30pm | A-la-Carte (MS)


View more Midweek information here...


DEEP DESSERTS for HIGH SCHOOLERS

Deep Desserts return on September 11 for High School students. We will meet at the Espigh's house for the month of September! We will begin a dialogue around the book of "Love Does". Start time is 7:30 and the address is We usually wrap up at 8:30! Desserts will be provided! Can't wait to see you there!


SUNDAY CLASSES & PROGRAMS

I am delighted to say, that many of our students serve on Sunday mornings in Kid's ministry, on the media team and other areas of the church on Sunday morning! We encourage our students to be a part of The Church. Sunday mornings look different from the typical "Youth Group". We want our students to know that The Church works, because members of the body make it work. By presenting opportunities for them to serve, they gain an insight into how they're an integral part of The Church now! And they begin to understand that THEY Are The Church! Prayerfully, this sense of service carries over into their adult lives--back at Gayton! We also offer Sunday Morning Bible Study for students at 9:30 and 10:45. (You can add Angela's response here). 9:30 meet in the Community Room. 10:45 meet in the Conference Room.


Oxygen, is the name of our Sunday night Middle School Youth Group. Engage, is the name of our Sunday night High School Youth Group. We meet on Sunday nights from 6:00-8:00pm at Gayton Church in the gym. Students enjoy an evening meal together, worship, small group time with an adult leader, and we finish our time together with a fun activity in the gym! This is definitely a highlight of my week and many students would agree! 


Sunday nights is where other Christian leaders can sow into the lives of our children in a meaningful, consistent way. The leaders gather personal information at the beginning of the year such as, birthdays, recital dates, sports schedules, etc so that they can attend at least one event throughout the year. We want our students to know that discipleship can happen anywhere at any time