Weekly E-Mail Newsletter
August 7, 2019
Tonight @ South Gate!
Tonight at South Gate:

6 pm  - Worship Band/Tech Rehearsal
6-7:30 pm  - D-Groups (currently closed for enrollment)

Coming Up!

This Sunday:
9 am  - Promotion for Kids & Students!

Next Wednesday:
6 pm  - Deacons Meeting in Room 131
Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.
Proverbs 22:6 (NLT)

Join Children's Minister Brandi Melvin in directing our children into the most important relationship they will ever have—their relationship with Jesus! Watch God at work as our kids move from basic knowledge of how much God loves them to being disciples who are making disciples!

Positions are available on Sundays at 9 or 10:15 am and on Wednesdays at 6 pm. You may serve each week or on a rotation. Email Brandi to let her know you're interested and/or want to know more!
Worship Team!
Wednesday, August 14 | 6 pm
Worship Team Meeting!

Do you sing, play an instrument, like to work with technology? Use those gifts to help lead in worship! Plan to attend this Worship Team Meeting in the worship center!

This meeting is for ALL current members of the worship team and for anyone interested in:
  • Singing in choir
  • Singing as a worship singer
  • Playing in the worship band
  • Working in the sound booth doing sound, lights, livestream or projection (training provided!)

Email Worship Minister Derick Mickan with questions or for more info!
Discovering South Gate!
Sunday, August 18 | 12-2 pm
Discovering South Gate Lunch

Are you new to South Gate? Would you like to learn more about South Gate—what we believe, what our mission is, how you can join us in that mission? Then come to the next Discovering South Gate Lunch! Lunch is free, no strings attached! Bring the whole family—kids will have some fun activities while you meet the staff and learn more about South Gate!

Email P.K. Hinkle by August 14th to make your reservation!
"Family" Business Meeting
Sunday, August 18 | 5 pm

Everyone is invited to come and hear how God is working through South Gate. Members will vote on any items needing a decision.
Ozarks Berry Festival
Saturday, August 10 | 8 am-3 pm
Macedonia Baptist Church
3110 W. Sunshine St., Springfield, MO

Come for fun, crafts, berry cobbler, and entertainment—all to benefit the Missouri Baptist Children's Home !

  • 8 am - Homestyle Breakfast
  • 9 am - Free Gospel Concert by the Hosea Bilyeu Family
  • 10 am - Craft Auction
  • 10:45 am - Quilt Auction

(Air-conditioned, paved parking lot, and handicapped accessible!)
Handbell Choir Opening!
  • One position open
  • Prior ringing experience helpful, but not required
  • Must be able to read music!
  • Rehearsals start August 21, 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Contact Director Cathy Leiboult at 818-6046 or cleiboult@gmail.com if interested!

Women's Bible Study
Tuesdays, August 20-October 22
6:30-8 pm | TheRock

All ladies are invited to come study "Esther" by Beth Moore. Facilitators are Mayetta Curtis & Vickie Hicks. Books are available at www.lifeway.com or at Mardels.
Men's Bible Study
Wednesdays, Beginning September 4
6-7:30 pm | Room 137-39

All men are invited to come for an on-going study of the book of Romans. Facilitator is Steve Mattison.
Tuesdays, September 10-December 10
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.
Christmas in August?!?!?
Operation Christmas Child Boxes!
Available Beginning September 15th!

Why are we mentioning this in AUGUST?!? Because school supplies are on sale right now! Shop now for your shoebox items!

With Deepest Sympathy
To Judy Coiner and family in the death of her husband, Bob on August 1, 2019. Visitation is today at 12:30 pm at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home, and funeral is at 1:30 pm, also at Gorman-Sharpf.

To Colby Patterson and family in the death of her dad, Ray Patterson, on August 2, 2019. Services were held yesterday in Allen, Texas.

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

Lisa K.: Please continue to pray for salvation for her family.
T: Please pray for her fiancé's heart and salvation, so he sees his need for Jesus.
Trina S.: Her grandson, Jacob, has some health issues and needs God's healing touch. He is 18 and has Down Syndrome.

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.

4 Miles 4 Kids
Missouri Baptist Children's Home
Saturday, September 28
15K, 10K, 4Miles, Family Fun Run/Walk

Come for a serious run or a fun walk to benefit the Missouri Baptist Children's Home! The races begin at 8 & 8:30 am. Prizes for finishers and discount for foster parents!

Click HERE to register online!

Lost & Found!
Did you leave your Bible, reading glasses, coffee mug, or jacket at church?
Check the Lost & Found!

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.

Text Connection System!

Want to receive reminders & important announcements by text? To receive messages and reminders 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!
LifeWay Summer Reading Program
June 3-August 31
Kids: Age 1-Grade 6

LifeWay is offering a free summer reading program. If kids read 6 books and memorize 6 Scriptures by August 31st (verified by parents), they will receive a free book & Bible. It's all online - just click on the graphic above!

South Gate's Animal Policy
South Gate has a new policy regarding animals on the SG campus.
Copies are available in the workroom, or you may click HERE to read it.
DivorceCare Support Group
May 21-August 20 | 6-8 pm | Room 131

If you are divorced or separated or know someone who is, a DivorceCare support group is a great resource for help, hope, and healing. Find out more & register at www.divorcecare.org or contact Charlene in the church office: 417-886-3851 or divorcecare@southgate.org .

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