Worship Update

A team of people has been discussing what reopening the church will look like. Below is the plan they devised, which has been approved by our governing board. Click HERE to listen to Pastor Mark explain it. We are thrilled to be able to provide quality opportunities for you to connect to God and others through online worship during this time and ask for your prayers for our church leadership.

Ways to Stay Connected

Online Worship 
We are planning for energizing and compelling worship each Sunday morning. The service will be pre-recorded, then uploaded to our website HERE at 9 am and live-streamed on our Facebook pages at 9 and 10:30 am. The service will then be available any time after that to replay. Each week, we will have representatives from all three of our campuses. We’ll offer things for the whole family and even give you the chance to take communion in your home. Tune in 10 minutes early for extra pre-worship content.

This may be a good time for you to invite your loved ones without a home church - or those whose home churches lack the technology to live stream - to join you in a virtual watch party. Feel free to share our video with your friends and family.

Campus pastors will be sharing mid-week messages:
  • Kayla will be sharing an object lesson at noon on WEDNESDAYS on the Gladstone Facebook page.
  • Our music ministry will also be sharing one or two worship songs across all three pages at 7 pm on FRIDAYS.

In addition, there are times to connect directly with our pastors over Zoom.  
  • Thursday 3:30 pm coffee chat with Kayla HERE

We know there are needs in our community. We want to know how we can help meet those needs and we want to be in prayer for you. Submit prayer requests and needs HERE.  Now, more than ever, we need to be the church for each other and our community.

It is true that for some, these are times of anxiety and uncertainty. Know that we are praying for you, with you and alongside you. Our God is bigger than our circumstances and our faith is our anchor of peace. The best is yet to come! 

gsKids

gsKids will share a virtual lesson at the end of each week's live stream. You can watch it our gsKids Facebook pages any time throughout the week. We have accompanying coloring sheets, family lessons and more available for you to download HERE. We are also sharing content several times per week on our Facebook pages.
 
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you need prayer or have any other needs during this time.  Contact Mandi Ballinger: [email protected].

Club 5/6

Club 5/6 is on a break until fall.

On August 15, incoming 5th graders are invited to an online Zoom session with the Club 5/6 leaders. This will be a chance for them to meet, ask questions, play games and get to know each other. The following week, on August 23, there will be an in-person event at North Oak for Club 5/6 to welcome in the new 5th graders! It will be from 6:30 - 8 pm. There will be a paint war, so be sure to wear a swimsuit and white T-shirt so you can make your own unique Club 5/6 T-shirt!

Contact Denise Nance: [email protected].

gsYouth

gsYouth Summer Games 
It's time for summer and gsYouth is switching things up! Gather a team of your friends to complete dares each Wednesday from 5 - 6:30 pm starting June 3.  We'll meet to chat and catch up after the activity each week from  7 - 8 pm. The games will run through Aug. 5 and the team with the most points at the end will win a grand prize! Click HERE to sign your team up! Don't have a team? No worries! Sign up as an individual and a team will be assigned to you!

On August 19 there will be a special event for the 7th graders moving up into gsYouth. Wear some messy clothes; this will be a lot of fun! The following week, August 23, we will host our annual gsYouth Kick Off at the North Oak Campus with a parent meeting outlining all the details for the fall.

Please reach out if you need anything at all! This is a time to take care of each other. Contact Becca Boren, [email protected].

A Turning Point

Looking for a way to help? Our nonprofit partner, A Turning Point, is keeping us updated on their greatest needs. You can drop off non-perishable food donations at A Turning Point or our North Oak campus, 9555 N Oak, Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm. Contact Cathy McIntire: [email protected].