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The Glance

What's happening this week at Gayton!

SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2021

Join us in-person or online as Pastor Bryon LePere shares the message on Sunday.

Message: "Five More Minutes"

Scripture: Acts 1:1-11


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

There are some important details that you need to know about returning to in-person gatherings. Please read them in-full here. DO ALL OF THAT HERE...


Reception for Giles

Tomorrow, May 16th, will be the last Sunday that Giles serves as our Youth Minister. The entire church family is invited to join us on the patio for cake this Sunday evening from 5:00 - 6:00 to thank Giles for the many ways he has loved and served us over the years. Youth are invited to stay for pizza from 6:00 - 6:30 before youth group.

Gayton 101 is a class for anyone interested in knowing more about Gayton, including its mission, ministries, and membership. Advanced registration is preferred but not mandatory.

Graduate Recognition Sunday

On Sunday, June 6, we will honor our graduates. If you are a high school or college graduate, or the parent of a graduate, please send a picture to Patricia for inclusion in a slide presentation. Please include a note about your plans following graduation.

Food Pantry Opening Highlights

May 11, 2021

Another great Tuesday. We welcomed back a few pre-COVID volunteers and added a special new one - Pastor Bryon. We had a few moments to highlight our ministry and welcome him back at any time. Our day was filled with lots of conversations with our guests and gave volunteers the ability to catch up as well. The whole environment has a great sense of fellowship and service. (This week's pictures say it all!)

We served roughly 30 families with 11 deliveries. Our relationships with Connor's Heroes and Better2gether continue to flourish. And thanks to our community partners, Auntie Ann's and Honey Baked Ham. 

Our meal next opening in preparation for Memorial Day will be:

  • Hot dogs and buns
  • Baked Beans
  • Chips
  • Brownie Mix

Click here to read more and see this week's most needed items.

Weekly Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers Needed!

We are in need of volunteers to set up chairs for the 10:45 gym service each week. The task takes about 15 minutes for 2 adults and can be completed on Sunday mornings anytime between 8:30 and 10:00 AM. Please consider signing up as a family or with a friend.

Mark your calendars!

Sunday, May 30

There will be one service on Sunday, May 30 at 10:45 AM in the Worship Center.

June Business Meeting

The next Business Meeting will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, June 9 at 6 PM. The purpose of this meeting is to vote on the proposed 2021-2022 church budget and to vote for new SLC members and members for various councils and task groups.

More info and the Zoom meeting link will be provided at a later date.

God. Life. Faith. What’s the Point? 

Make time to find out.

If you’re new to faith, just checking it out, or coming back to church after some time away, Starting Point is a great first step. It’s an 8-week conversational small group environment where you can explore faith and experience community. The group will meet via Zoom. The starting date is currently TBD. Register below to let us know you are interested.

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

SPACE registration for the fall is now open. Complete the registration link.

Quest Summer Camp is currently full for all weeks this summer. . Please contact Annette to be placed on a waiting list.



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

Total Offering [General Fund + Missions]:

1Q2020-2021: Budget $264,000; Actual $224,539; Surplus: ($50,622)

2Q2020-2021: Budget $365,000; Actual: $303,108; Surplus: $55,742

3Q2020-2021: Budget $270,000; Actual: $202,787; Surplus: $17,369

April 2021: Budget: $109,000; Actual $74,807; Surplus: $16,907

May 2021: Budget: $99,000; MTD Actual: $20,375

Welcome to the Kids Min Family

Introducing our newest addition to the Gayton Kids family, Cayson Isaac Smith. Son of Chris and Christina Smith, little brother to Colton. Born on 5/4/21, 8 lbs 4 oz, 20.5" at 3:09pm. Everyone is home and doing well. Join me in praising God for the safe arrival of Cayson Isaac and praying for the new Smith family of four! If you would like to support the Smith family through the provision of meals, please visit their Meal Train website at:


In-person Nursery, Preschool Church, and Elementary Kids Worship programming is available at 10:45am only. We hope to add programming at 9:30 as volunteer spots are filled. Check-in/registration takes place at the Kids Min table in the gym foyer for now. We are asking that kids and leaders 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 (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. 

Elementary Sermon Notes Templates and Preschool Family Activity Packs are available at the Welcome Desk for children who are attending worship with their families. 


Elementary Kids Worship: Two adult volunteers are needed to serve on the 3rd Sunday of the month.

Preschool Church: One adult is needed to serve on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month. 

Please contact Hillary if you can help!


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, June 6, 2021

We will have students involved in every aspect of our services on Sunday, June 6th. In addition, we will have a special recognition for our graduates and have students share in worship.

Please review the available opportunities and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!


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


Oxygen and Engage will meet on Sunday evenings from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM.


Join us for Deep Desserts each Wednesday evening. Contact Patricia for this week's location.

Important Upcoming Dates -

May 30 - No Oxygen or Engage (Memorial Day Weekend)

June 6 - Youth Sunday and Graduate Recognition

June 13 - End of Year Pool Party - 5:30 - 8:00

July 5th - 10th - Summer Mission Trip for MS and HS students

Stay tuned for dates of summer activities.


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


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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.