Next Steps (Membership) Class –
Available this Week!
Our 10-minute membership class is available to anyone who wishes to join the church on Sundays at 12:20pm (following the 10:30am service) in the Prophetic Room and 7:45pm Sunday evenings (following the 6pm Encounter Service) in the Family Room. It is also available on Wednesday evenings at 7:45pm in the café. No preregistration is needed. We’re excited to be able to consider you as our family and welcome you into membership!
RGC Children’s Ministry needs YOU!
We have volunteer openings in our Children’s Ministry Department with either RGC Nursery/Preschool (6 weeks through 5 years) or RGC KiDs (K5-5th grade). We need some fun-loving adults who want to help us make some incredible disciples! Volunteer positions require as little as one service a month, but can be more if you desire. Would you please help us make a difference in a kid’s life? Please pick up an application from the hall or contact Favour Okoro (RGC Kids – FavourO@rivergatetulsa.org) or Valerie Arnold (RGC Nursery/Preschool – email@example.com) for more info.
RGC Family Costume Party (Sunday, October 11th, 2020)
Join us for PIZZA, costumes, carnival games, inflatables and candy! Join us at the Annual RGC Family Costume Party on Sunday, October 11th, 2020 beginning at 6pm. Pizza is $1/slice & drinks/cookies are available for purchase too. Each family needs to bring candy for admission: 1 bag for up to 3 members, 2 bags for up to 5 members, and 3 bags for families of 6 or more. Volunteer opportunities are available for this event – what a great way to serve the families of RGC! For more information, please contact Valerie Arnold at 308-390-7338 or Valeriea@rivergatetulsa.org.
RGC Children’s Dept: 5th Weds Theme Night – Pumpkin Night (Weds, Oct 28 th, 2020)
Fun night of decorating pumpkins with friends. We will being talking about how God can use us just like a pumpkin. He picks you from the patch and brings you in. God dusts the dirt off of you. He is the one that can see what you look like inside. He opens you up and scoops out all the yucky stuff. God removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed. He carves a new smile for you. His light shines through you. We will serve hot apple cider and cookies.
RGC Children’s Dept Fall eTraining for all “Veteran Volunteers” (November 2nd - 20th, 2020)
This training is for all veteran Children’s Ministry Volunteers who have served more than one calendar year and who have already attended the two mandatory Rookie Training sessions. In an effort to ensure that we continue the tradition of quality and effective ministry, please complete the training assignment that will be delivered to your email inbox from your Department Director (this is en lieu of attending a training meeting and should only take you 15 minutes or less). This particular training should arrive on November 2nd. All Children’s Department Veteran Volunteers will need to complete their training by November 20th. If you are unable to receive emails or would prefer, you may access this training on the RGC Children’s Ministry Volunteer group Facebook page.
RGC Children’s Dept “Fall Rookie Volunteer Training” – Sunday, November 15th, 2020
This training is for all Children’s Ministry volunteers who began serving AFTER October 2018 and/or who have not completed the two mandatory in-house Rookie Volunteer Training sessions. In an effort to keep our Children’s Ministry in tip-top shape and be most effective in ministry, we ask all “Rookie Volunteers” to please join us in the Spirited Bean Café from 5–5:30pm on Sunday, November 10, 2020 for a brief, informative training on How to Expect the Unexpected in the Ministry Classroom at RGC (this will cover tornado & fire drills, classroom management, and more). This is one of two required training sessions, offered every six months. If you are a Children’s Department Volunteer who has not yet received this training, we need you to join us. Questions? Please see the Department Director who leads the department you serve in.
RGC Children’s Dept: Sunday Theme Night – Giving Thanks to the Lord! (Sun, Nov 29th, 2020 – 6pm)
We will throw a BIG thanksgiving party to celebrate what the Lord has done! We will have a dance party, make thank you letters to Jesus, and eat great food
American Heritage Girls & Trail Life USA Troops (OK 0413)
If you are looking for a scouting program for your elementary studets (grades k-5th), come check us out. For more info, please contact Jacque Purcell at Jacquep@rivergatetulsa.org or 334-748-8450. Ok troops meet every Sun. night at 6pm.
Coming dates to take note of:
Oct 10th – Hit the Trail Troop Hike – 11am (TL only)
Oct 11th – No AHG/TL – RGC Family Costume Party at 6pm
Children’s Dept: Parents’ Night Out/Christmas Party (Sat., Dec 5th, 2020 – 5-8pm)
Parents we would love for your children to join us for an evening of Christmas fun! Drop off is at 5pm, we will eat dinner, make Christmas crafts, sing carols, decorate cookies, have a tree decorating contest and send your kiddos home worn out! Please RSVP with your Director by December 1st, 2020. RSVP/5$ per student, at the door/7$ per student.
RGC Children’s Dept: Kids singing for Christmas (Sun, Dec 13th, 2020 – 10:30am Service)
Children kindergarden-5th Grade will sing in the Main Sanctuary during offertory.
RGC Family Christmas Service – Sunday, December 20th, 2020 – 10am service
Sunday, December 20th, 2020 – RGC Family Christmas Service – no evening service
Sunday Theme Night - Winter Wonderland (Sun, Dec 27th 2020)
We want to end this month in a Winter Wonderland! Join us for hot chocolate with marshmallows, winter games, and crafts! We will wish the Winter weather farewell and talk about how God keeps our hearts warm with His love.
RGC Children’s Dept: New Year’s Parties (Thurs, Dec 31st, 2020)
We will put on our party hats, blow our horns & dance, dance, dance until 9pm. Party snacks will be served. Please note: This party is for children of families who are attending the RGC New Year’s Eve service only.
Ladies Lunch Bunch
If you enjoy good food and good conversation, we invite you to join the Lunch Bunch – a group of ladies who get together once a month to have lunch. Each month we try a different location and invite you to bring friends along or come and make some new ones. To stay informed & join the fun conversation for the next Lunch Bunch, send a Facebook friend request to Pastor “Cristin Budd Hamman” and let her know you want to join the “Lunch Bunch Connect Group” page. For those not on Facebook, please email Pastor Cristin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We now have an official Connect Group just for you! MEN’S CONNECT (men only) is being hosted by Russell Ellis every fist/third Sundays of the month at 6pm in the RGC Youth Fire Room. Food, sports, billiards, guy talk, special events, and friends – come be a man and come be yourself as we join arms in life. We’re a bunch of guys doing guy-stuff. For more information, please contact Russell at 918-830-1692. We hope to see you this Sunday night!
New Member Welcome
Our 10-minute membership class is available to anyone who wishes to join the church on Sundays at 10:15am (following the 9:00am service) in the Family Room, and again at 12:20pm (following the 10:30am service) in the Prophetic Room, also at 7:45pm Sunday evenings (following the 6pm Encounter Service) in the Family Room. It is also available on Wednesday evenings at 7:45pm in the café. No preregistration is needed. We’re excited to be able to consider you as our family and welcome you into membership!
CONNECT CLASS – Wednesday, Sep.30th 2020 (7pm)
6RGC Members are invited to a FREE Connect Class taught by Pastor Joel Budd. You will learn about your personal spiritual gifts, and how to use your specific gifts to connect with RGC, with Jesus, and with the lost. Advanced registration required (class size is limited to 8 people) – you’ll receive a spiritual gifts test to complete and bring to class with you. To register, please contact Stephanie Smith at 918/492-5511×39 or Stephanies@rivergatetulsa.org. Next class is Weds, Aug. 29th at 7pm
(registration deadline is Aug. 23rd).
RGC Youth: Retro Movie Night (Sun, Oct 18th, 2020 – 6pm Service)
Don’t miss this epic event! We will feature an epic movie from the 80’s, consume food, and play games to some oldies! Students should bring a yummy food item to share and come dressed in 80’s apparel. This party is going to be far out!
RGC Youth Christmas Party (Sun, December 6th, 2020 - 10:30am service)
Christmas, chocolate, gifts, and dancing elves … what could be better? Not sure we’ll have any dancing elves at this year’s party, but we will certainly consume lots of sugar! All students in grades 6-12 will converge on the RGC Youth Room for a night of festive fun as we play some outlandish Christmas games, win prizes, open gifts, and chow down! Students should bring one homemade dessert item to share with 20 friends (we’ll provide the milk and assorted soda pops) and if they’d like to participate in the Silly Santa Gift Exchange, they should bring one desirable worth up to $10. Party will be from 10:30-12:00pm in the RGC Youth Room.
RGC Youth: Serve at Christmas Connection (Sat, Dec 12th, 2020)
Every year in December, RiverGate Church adopts a portion of the Tulsa Community to celebrate Christmas with, providing free haircuts, legal advice, breakfast, carnival fun for kids, family pictures, groceries, Christmas gifts, and so much more! This year, the Ministry & Leadership Team will assist with this outreach/event and will perform during the Children’s Presentation. Preparations for this will begin mid-October and continue up until the event takes place in December. If your teenager wants to be a part of this team, make sure to talk to Pastor Cristin Hamman right away!
BREAKING FREE WEEKEND (Saturday, November 14th, 2020 – 8:30am-4pm)
This ministry event is only for current students of Breaking Free 1 or 2, as well as alumni of Breaking Free 1. Alumni are welcome to attend for $20 advanced registration or $25 at the door. This ministry event is included in the cost of registration for those currently enrolled. To register, visit the front desk and/or contact Stephanie Smith at email@example.com / 918-492-5511×39.
WATER BAPTISM – Sunday, November 15th, 2020 in the 10:30am service
This class provides the Bible’s clear teaching on the significance and symbolism of water baptism, including why people are baptized when they become believers, what the purpose is, and who should be baptized. Those who complete the class during the 9am service are invited to participate in the water baptism during the 10:30am service. There is no charge for the class but you do have to reserve your spot by Wednesday, November 11th. You will need to get a packet from us by that date that you fill out at home and then bring to the water baptism class with you. There is no charge for the class or participation in this ministry experience.