Weekly E-Mail Newsletter
January 8, 2020
Tonight at South Gate:

4:30–5:30 pm  Library Open
5:30 pm  Church-Wide Prayer Time
6–7:30 pm
  • MIDWEEK for Kids & Students (Kids in upper level of the Student Center, Students in the lower level)
  • Men's Bible Study (Room 137-39)
  • D-Groups
7:30–8:30 pm  Worship Band Rehearsal  (Worship Center)

Next Wednesday:
7:30 pm  -   Deacons Meeting (Room 131)
Pastor John has served as senior pastor at South Gate since 2014. He has announced his resignation to follow a new calling from God.

We want to honor him and his wife, Becky, with a reception to show our love and appreciation for his leadership.

A come-and-go reception will be held this Sunday in TheRock.
A basket will be available for cards.

CHURCH-WIDE CALL TO PRAYER
Sunday, January 19
4 pm | Worship Center

As God leads us into this time of transition to new pastoral leadership, one of the most important things we can do is pray! The church body is invited to come for a time of focused corporate prayer lead by our ministerial staff and deacons. Please plan to join us!
G RIEF S HARE
Tuesdays, January 14–March 31
6-8 pm | Room 131
Workbook - $15

It hurts to lose someone. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. You don't have to go through the grieving process alone. Click  HERE  to register.
LADIES' BIBLE STUDY
Tuesdays, January 14–March 24
6:30-8 pm | TheRock

All ladies are invited to study Beth Moore's "Living Beyond Yourself," a study of the fruit of the Spirit. Books may be purchased online or at local Christian bookstores. Facilitators are Vickie Hicks & Mayetta Curtis.
PRAYER REQUESTS

If you would like to submit a prayer request:
  1. Fill out a green card from the seat backs in the worship center.
  2. Email your request to prayer@southgate.org.

Please Note:
  • Let us know if you would like your request prayed for by the entire church, by the staff & deacons, or only by the staff.
  • Church-wide requests will be published on paper for our Wednesday night church-wide prayer time and here in the e-newsletter.
  • If you prefer to not have your request here in the newsletter, just make a note of that!
  • If you are making a request concerning someone else, make sure you have their permission to share their request.

TEXT CONNECTION SYSTEM

If you want to receive reminders & important announcements by text from South Gate, text any of the key words below to: 417-228-8222

ANNOUNCEMENTS To receive church-wide announcement  reminders
WEATHER To receive notices of weather cancellations
KIDS To receive reminders for families in Children’s Ministry
SGP To receive reminders for families in Student Ministry


Various ministries will use this same number for their groups. You will receive the key words for those groups from specific ministry leaders.

You can also use the same number to give by text message. Some examples of giving key words are:

GIVE   (amount)                 Donates the specified amount to the General Fund
DEBT  (amount)               Donates the specified amount to Free in Three
ASSIST (amount)           Donates the specified amount to the Benevolent Fund

See a complete list of text codes by logging in at https://southgate.onlinegiving.org/donate/textgiving

Note: If you were signed up for weather or prayer notifications previously, you will need to sign up with our new system!
LOST & FOUND
If you left something at church, stop by the Lost & Found and pick it up!

It's located in the workroom on the shelf on the back wall! The workroom is the first door on the left as you leave the fellowship hall headed toward the office area.

SOUTH GATE'S ANIMAL POLICY
South Gate has a policy regarding animals on the SG campus.
Copies are available in the workroom, or you may click HERE to read it.
REMINDERS
We encourage you to enjoy your coffee, other beverages, or food items in the Fellowship Hall! Please do not bring drinks (other than water) or food items into the Worship Center! Thank you!
If you become ill or injured while at church, please alert any staff member, teacher, or Security/Medical team member. They will call for the on-call medical person to assist/refer as needed.
Help us out!  

1) Please let your Life Group leader or the church office know if you or someone in your family is experiencing hospitalization or a death or birth within the family. Our ministers and deacons want to care and pray for you.

Salvation, spiritual transformation, or health concerns that you want to be listed on the weekly prayer sheet need to be submitted by Wednesday noon. This is not a confidential document, therefore, please ask permission from the person before sharing their need. Contact the church office anytime if you have an urgent need.
Thank you!

Phone: 417-886-3851
2) Our deacons desire to care for the needs of the body. They call and visit those who are unable to attend regularly or are alone. If you know of a South Gate member who would be blessed by this ministry of our deacons, please contact the church office to make us aware of the need.
Thank you!

Phone: 417-886-3851