Weekly E-Newsletter
August 12, 2020
SIGN UP FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP!
Phase 2 Amendment:
Because we care, face coverings are required at South Gate.


There are three options for worship each Sunday:

  • 8:30 am—Worship in-person with social distancing and extra guidelines & cleaning in place
  • 8:30 am—Worship through Livestream*
  • 10:30 am—Worship in-person with social distancing and extra guidelines & cleaning in place
  • 10:30 am—Worship through Livestream*
*Go to southgate.org & click on the Livestream button.

You will need to register each week to attend in-person services on Sundays. Register online by clicking the graphic above.

Steps to register online:
1) Click on the graphic.
2) Choose the slot you would like to sign up for & click the small checkbox that says, “Sign Up.”
3) At the bottom of your screen, click on “Submit & Sign Up.” (If you don't see it, it may be behind a message about cookies.)
4) Change the Quantity to the number in your family for Sunday service attendance signups. (Leave the Quantity at 1 if you're signing up on a serving signup—each person signs up for a particular slot.)
5) Type in your first & last name & email address.
6) Click on “Sign Up Now.”
7) You will receive an email confirming successful signup. You’ll also receive an email reminder a day or two before the event.
8) If you have any questions, contact Charlene at the church office (417-886-3851 or EMAIL CHARLENE).

NOTE: You will see information asking if you already have a SignUpGenius account and a login button. Ignore that—you don’t need an account to sign up to attend worship!
PASTOR SEARCH TEAM
–Pray for South Gate, that we will be prepared when our new pastor comes!
–Pray for our new pastor & his family!
–Pray for the Pastor Selection Team members!

Brent Bergen
Beverly Carson
Jeremy Conover
Nate Hartsell
Larry Mays (Chair)
Brianne McCormick
Kent Peterson
Lanna Roy
Vanece Williams

Update: The search team has narrowed their search to three candidates. Please continue to pray!
LADIES' BIBLE STUDY
Tuesdays
August 18–December 8
6:30–8 pm
TheRock
This group will be studying the book of Romans. Participants will need to bring a journal/notebook and a Bible. Masks will be required, and social distancing will be observed.

Nine seats remain! To reserve your spot, call the church office: 417-886-3851
BAPTISM SUNDAY!
WE'RE THANKFUL . . .
. . . for the three who were baptized last Sunday!
NEW LIBRARY HOURS!
You may now come browse for books in the library!
NEW HOURS: Monday–Thursday, 9 am–3 pm
There is an instruction sheet at the desk for how to check out your materials.


Here's how to reserve your books or DVDs online:
  1. Select your books/media by searching our inventory through the website link.
  2. Books/media can then be reserved one of two ways—there is a bookbag and reserve tab on the website, or you can email us at library@southgate.org with your name, the name of the book, the author's name, and the call number as it appears on the website.
  3. On Monday mornings, we will check the system and our email and check out any materials you have reserved.
  4. Those items will be left at the receptionist's desk in the office area on Monday afternoon for you to pick up (during office hours) at your convenience.
  5. Books can be returned at the Library drop box during the week or at a box by the sofa in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings.

Please email us with any questions!
Your South Gate Library Team
FEATURED BOOKS:

For fans of Rachel Hauck, her newest book, “The Memory House,” doesn't disappoint. NYC cop, Beck Holiday, is struggling with a multitude of issues in her life—partial amnesia (all memories of her father and events involving him have been lost after he is killed in 9/11), an unplanned pregnancy and a related suspension from work, and then a surprising inheritance of a large home in Florida from a women she barely remembers. All the while, there is another story line about the original owner of the Memory House. Again, I thoroughly enjoyed the book and definitely recommend it.

A second feature book this week is “Veiled in Smoke,” by Jocelyn Green. This engaging mystery is set in Chicago and revolves around fictional events at the time of the Great Fire. In addition to an interesting fact-filled story about the fire, it also deals with the mistreatment of civil war prisoners and how those left suffering from “soldier's heart” (PTSD) were treated.
GRIEFSHARE
Tuesdays, Beginning September 15
6–8 pm | Room 131

You don't have to go through grief alone. Join this caring, supportive group by calling the church office (417-886-3851) or by replying to this email.
REOPENING: PHASE TWO AMENDMENT
Phase Two Amendment

Click on the graphic above to read the document & watch the video with information about the Phase Two Amendment. There is a link there to register online if you plan to attend.
WEEKLY RECAP
Attendance:
Number at In-Person Worship—148
Number of Livestream Devices—56 (with multiple people on some devices)

Giving:
General Fund—$22,018
Free in Three—$1,602

Thank you for your commitment to being connected with your church family even when we can't be together in person and for the faithful giving of your tithes & offerings!

Do you need some help getting connected to a Life Group or to our worship service? Contact a staff member! (Scroll down for email addresses.)
PRAYER REQUESTS
How Can We Pray for You?
Reply to this email, or email your request to prayer@southgate.org.

You may also call the church office (417-886-3851) to have someone pray with you or to leave a prayer request.

CONTACT THE STAFF
GIVING
Thank you for your continued faithful giving of your tithes & offerings! There are several ways to give:
  • Mail a check to the church (5701 S. Farm Rd. 157, Springfield, MO, 65810)
  • Give safely & securely online. To give online, go to our website, www.southgate.org, and click on "GIVE" in the menu bar. That will take you to a page with instructions on how to give online. You may set up an account or give as a guest.
  • You may also give by text. Text a key word & amount to 417-228-8222:
  • GIVE (amount) [To give to General Fund]
  • DEBT (amount) [To give to Free In Three]
  • ASSIST (amount) [To give to Benevolent Fund]
SOUTH GATE YOUTUBE PAGE
Have you subscribed to the South Gate YouTube Page? Join our 221 current subscribers so you don't miss anything! Click HERE, and then click on the red SUBSCRIBE button. If you turn on notifications, you'll be alerted any time new content is added!
COMMUNICATION
Currently, we are communicating through 2 methods:

  1. Through this e-newsletter list.
  2. Through the church's ACS OnDemand system (from P.K.). She will be sending occasional updates. They will be from South Gate Baptist Church & may have "OnDemand" in the email address.