Weekly E-Mail Newsletter
March 18, 2020
Due to rapidly-changing conditions and recommendations from the CDC & local health officials, changes have been made in our schedule and in how we will have worship services. Updates will be sent as conditions change. During this time, the office will remain open.You're welcome to call with questions, concerns, or needs that you have. (417-886-3851)

South Gate leadership will continue to monitor the situation and make further adjustments as conditions warrant.

Remember, none of this is a surprise to God—He is still in control!
Here are the current changes to our schedule:
Wednesdays, March 18, March 25, & April 1— No activities; Building closed

Sundays, March 22 & March 29— Service will be online only; Building will be closed
Go to www.southgate.org and click on the black button that says “Livestream.” The service can also be accessed directly through Facebook: (facebook.com/southgatebaptist)

Activities that will be postponed:
D-Now (Students)
Baby Dedication
Spirit-Lifters Choir
Bible Drill (South Gate, Association, & State—Kids)
Life Group & D-Group Leaders’ Meeting
Recharge (Students)
Salt & Light Sunday
From the very beginning (in Genesis!), we were created to need relationship with God and with each other! Because we are unable to gather together physically with our church family, think of other ways to connect with, care for, and stay in touch with each other! Call, facetime, or email—reach out to those in your Life Group, those you normally would be sitting near in worship, those you know who live alone and could use a friendly, caring voice!
Even though we are not gathering physically at the church, you may continue to give your tithes & offerings. There are several ways to do that!
  • Mail a check to the church (5701 S. Farm Rd. 157, Springfield, MO, 65810)
  • Drop off your envelope at the church office 8 am–5 pm Monday–Friday
  • 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]
During this time that we are not meeting at the church, we are communicating through 2 methods:

  1. Through this e-newsletter list
  2. Through the church's ACS OnDemand system. If you have not been receiving emails from "notifications@ondemandmail.com" from P.K. and would like to, please reply to this email with your name & email address, and we will make sure we have your current email address in our church database.
Deacon Nominations

Deacon nominations will be accepted through Sunday, April 5. Click HERE to nominate someone to serve as deacon.
Benefit for Bridge of Faith Thrift Store
April 25 | 9 am-1 pm

There will be a U-Haul parked on our parking lot. Bring your donations of garage sale-type items and drop them off. Bridge of Faith will sell them in their thrift store to benefit their ministry and the people in their community. (Note: Please do not bring items prior to that day.)
How Can We Pray for You?
Reply to this email, or email your request to prayer@southgate.org.
Staff Email Addresses

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

Worship Minister Derick Mickan:  dmickan@southgate.org

Student Minister Robert Varner:  rvarner@southgate.org

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