Weekly E-Mail Newsletter
October 9, 2019
Tonight @ South Gate!
3-7:30 pm  - Library Open
5:30 pm  - Church-Wide Prayer Time (Prayer Room—Room 141)
5:30-6:30 pm  - Handbell Choir Rehearsal (lower level under Worship Center)
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) ; Discovering My Spiritual Growth (Room 131)
7:30-8:30 pm  - Worship Choir Rehearsal (Room 103-5)
7:30-8:30 pm  - Worship Band Rehearsal (Worship Center)

Next Wednesday:
7:30 pm  - Deacons Meeting (Room 131)
The Dwelling
Sunday! | 5 pm

Join us for a time of worship, praying for South Gate and each other, and fellowship!

U-Haul In the Parking Lot!
Saturday! | 9 am-1 pm
Benefits Bridge of Faith Community Church
Rockaway Beach, MO

Bridge of Faith, one of our mission partners, runs a thrift store as part of their ministry. It benefits their community by providing needed low-cost items, and it provides the church with opportunities for ministry and evangelism.

There will be a U-Haul in our parking lot to collect donations of items to sell in their thrift store. Any kind of garage sale-type items are welcome—furniture, household items, kitchen appliances, clothing, etc. (No TVs or computer monitors, please!)

Note: Please do not bring items prior to October 12th!
Thank you!
Clergy Appreciation Month!
Fall Fest!
Invite Your Friends!
(Invites are available at the doors of the worship center!)

Click HERE to help!
Operation Christmas Child!
Return filled boxes by November 10!

Prayer Requests
These prayer requests were submitted for the entire church to pray for. Thank you for praying!

No church-wide requests this week!

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.

South Gate Medical Team!
Your Help Is Needed!

The South Gate Medical Team is looking for some volunteers to join their team! CPR certification is the only requirement (first aid certification is not required).

You choose the dates and frequency of the Sundays you would like to serve. If you have questions or need more information, contact Lisa Marrs!

Ladies' Book Study
Oct. 29-Nov. 26 | 6:30-8 pm
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
Facilitators: Mayetta Curtis & Vickie Hicks

Book is optional and can be purchased on Amazon or locally at CPO Redeemed or Mardel.

Fresh Grounded Faith
November 8 & 9 | Second Baptist Church, Springfield
Friday: 7-9:30 pm | Saturday: 8:45 am-12:30 pm

Ladies, get a group of friends together and plan to attend a weekend event with speaker, best-selling author, & Bible study teacher Jennifer Rothschild . She will be joined by Angie Smith, author & speaker; Tammy Trent, author, singer, & songwriter; and Michael O'Brien, worship leader (former lead singer for Newsong).

Tickets are discounted through October 7th and are discounted even further if purchased in a group of 10 or more.

Click HERE for more information or HERE to purchase tickets.

In the Midst Transformation Weekend
The Unfading Beauty of Godly Womanhood
Saturday, October 26 | 8:30 am-2:30 pm
at Golden Avenue Baptist Church
558 S. Golden Avenue, Springfield

Early Bird Registration thru Oct. 13: $10
Regular Registration thru Oct. 20: $15

Register online: www.inthemidstministries.org

Garage Sale for The Baptist Home
October 11 & 12 | First Baptist Ozark
Friday 8 am-3 pm | Saturday 8 am-12 pm

There will be a garage sale to benefit residents at The Baptist Home in Ozark, helping to provide for enriching activities and outings. If you would like to donate items for this sale, price them, and then bring them to FBC Ozark on Thursday, October 10 between 9 am & 4 pm. (No TVs, mattresses, or large appliances.)

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.
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