Weekly E-Mail Newsletter
December 5, 2018
Tonight @ South Gate!

6 pm - Midweek (Students) & Men's Bible study
Some D-Groups will meet
7:30 pm - Worship Team Rehearsal (Band & Tech in TheRock; Choir in Room 131)

Current Sermon Series!
This Sunday - Promise # 2!

I am loving what God's Word is revealing through my sermon preparation, and I can't wait to show it to you on Sunday. Our Christmas passage holds the power to change your life!

There are four common causes of a wrecked life . . .
What are they?
God's Pre-Christmas Promises offer us something! 
What is it?

See you this Sunday!

Remember, two services this week - 9 am and 10:30 am in the lower level of the Student Center!

I love you all!

Pastor John
Church-Wide Christmas Caroling!
Make a Note!
December 9
Two Worship Services: 9 & 10:30 am
In TheRock

Some Life Groups will meet at different times/places:
9 am (Worship at 10:30 am) Melvin, Eddington, Doyle/Woolley, Peterson, Sheeley, Students, Children, & Preschool

10:30 am (Worship at 9 am) Schurke/Whittington, Williams, Wilson, Ireland, Smith, Varner/Hercules, Paul (in Room 208), & Preschool

Preschool Classes (Birth-Pre-K) will be held at both hours.
Christmas Eve!
December 24th | 4 pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Invite your friends! Bring your family!

Save the Date!
January 19-20
Creation Weekend!

8:30 am Fellowship Breakfast
10-11 am Session 1
11:15-12:15 Session 2
10:15 am Session 3
Ministry Opportunity!
Can you decorate a Christmas tree at The Baptist Home in Ozark for the residents to enjoy?
Decorations are provided!
If you're interested, call the church office at 417-886-3851 or email P.K. Hinkle!
What Do You Know about IMB?
IMB = International Mission Board

The IMB provides training, support, and care for over 3,500 missionaries and commissions about 300 new missionaries each year. Everything those missionaries do is rooted in sharing the gospel and making disciples. They train nationals to make disciples and multiply churches. They also care for the physical needs of the people in order to show Christ's love, just as Jesus did.

Some numbers from the last year:
811 - the number of people groups engaged by IMB
14,817 - the number of pastors trained
12,005 - the number of churches planted
108,714 - the number of new believers!

Those of you who receive SG offering envelopes also receive an envelope for the Lottie Moon Offering. This offering is a special offering taken in December for international missions. South Gate gives all year long to the IMB through your tithes and offerings ($20,000 is in the budget for 2019), but if you would like to give an additional amount specifically for that offering, you are welcome to do that!

Thank You!
Dear South Gate,
Thank you so much for donating mason jars to MOPS! We appreciate you all wanting to help us out. You are such a blessing!
Shanna, Jen, & the MOPS Moms!
We encourage you to enjoy your coffee or other beverages in the Fellowship Hall! But if you bring a drink into the Worship Center and accidentally have a spill, please let a Security Team member know. They will alert a staff member so we can get it cleaned before it becomes a stain that's difficult to remove. Thank you!
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!
It's that time of year again! How will you know if activities are canceled due to winter weather?
There are lots of ways!

  • Email - An email will be sent to the Weekly Newsletter list.
  • Remind Text - You can sign up to receive a text message if services are canceled. To sign up, text "@sgchurch" to 81010. Follow the message prompt and reply with your full name.
  • Website - Go to www.southgate.org and the cancellation will appear on the home page.
  • Phone - Call the church phone number (417-886-3851) and the message will let you know if there is a cancellation.
  • Facebook - Go to our South Gate Facebook Page, and you'll see a post there!
  • KY3 - Notification is posted on KY3.
Important News About Our Church App!

NOTE! If you have our SG church app on your smart phone or tablet, you may delete it! It is no longer active!

You can find everything you need by typing www.southgate.org into your web browser!
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