Weekly E-Mail Newsletter
February 12, 2020
Tonight at South Gate:

4:30–5:30 pm  Library Open
5 pm  Bridge of Faith Meal (Rockaway Beach)
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 Choir Rehearsal  (Room 103)
Note: Worship Band will not rehearse tonight.
If you have questions about what is ahead for South Gate, please email:

Human Resources Team:  hrteam@southgate.org

Worship Minister Derick Mickan:  dmickan@southgate.org

Student Minister Robert Varner:  rvarner@southgate.org

Children's Minister Brandi Melvin:  bmelvin@southgate.org

Interim Minister of Discipleship & Assimilation P.K. Hinkle:  pkhinkle@southgate.org
Mission Month!

At South Gate, our mission is Equipping Every Believer to Go and Make Disciples! During the month of February, we will focus on our local, regional, national, and international mission efforts!

Each Sunday, we will have a special guest speaker:
Feb. 16– Pastor Jonathan McGuire, Bridge of Faith Community Church
Feb. 23– Multicultural Specialist Judith Gonzalez
Mar. 1– Dr. Michael Haynes, Director of Missions, Greene County Baptist Association

On March 7 , we will end our celebration month with a Mission Luau! Come dressed in your tackiest tourist outfit and get ready to travel around the world with missions!

Tickets are on sale now–Feb. 23:
  • Sundays in the fellowship hall
  • Church office during office hours
  • Online (Website>Click "Give">Give as guest>In the dropdown menu, choose "Other">Add optional gift description of "Mission Banquet # of Tickets")

$10 for Adults, $5 for Kids (10 & under) 
Childcare is provided for kids ages Birth–PreK (Parents provide a sack supper for their preschoolers)  
*New Dates & Times!
Tuesdays, February 18–May 12
1-3 pm or 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.
March 8 | 5 pm | TheRock
VBS Kickoff Meeting: Come and hear about "Concrete & Cranes" as we prepare to explore Jesus! Our Strong Foundation in VBS this summer!

April 4 | 10 am
Baby Dedication: Parents, if you'd like to participate with your little one, pick up a registration packet at the children's check-in desk March 3–29!

M&M's for Missions: All month long, adults may pick up a tube of M&M's in the worship center. Eat the M&M's, fill the tube with quarters (or folding money!), and then return to the children's check-in desk. Money raised helps to fund the 5th & 6th Grade L.I.T. mission trip this summer.
South Gate Family,
Thank you so much for all the prayers, calls, cards, & the donation made in Mom's honor after her passing. All your acts of kindness were truly appreciated.

Warmly, Cheryl Price & Family
Thank you, South Gate, for all you've done for me and my family. We're truly grateful and appreciate everyone who helped with our move. The beautiful gifts and blessings that you all gave is so heartfelt and wonderful. We started off our journey at one shelter and had to go to another one. But God saw fit and truly blessed my family with our own place again. With your help and generosity, we have so much to be grateful for. Thank you for the new beginning & start. We love you, and again, thank you so much.

Latonia S., Sincere & Izayah

Thank you for your help us move God blessed. [sic]
Sincere & Izayah


Prayer Requests:
Di Croney: Please pray for Lee. He hurt his shoulder at work. He hasn’t had an MRI yet. Pray it’s not a torn rotator cuff. He also has bronchitis. Please pray for me—I’m having cataract surgery on Thursday, 2/13. I’m a little nervous. Thank you. 

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.

There are two women's events coming up! Ladies, get a group of your friends together and spend some time growing closer to the Lord and with each other!
Jesus Everyday Women's Conference
March 27-28
South Haven Baptist Church
Featuring Lisa Whittle, author of six books, including "Put Your Warrior Boots On," and founder of Ministry Strong .
Click HERE for more information and to register online.
(Discount if registered by March 7 or if registering a group of 5 or more)
Women of Joy Event
October 2-4
Branson Convention Center
Speakers: Kay Warren, Katherine Wolf, Lisa Harper, & Angie Smith
Musicians: Charles Billingsley & Matthew West (in concert Saturday night)
Click HERE for more information and to register.

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!
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