Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry Students are coming to RiverGate Church April 9th-11th

Please join us April 9-11 for a weekend of ministry with the Bethel School of the Supernatural Students.

Friday, April 9:
Worship and service from 7-9:30pm led by the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry Students. Children’s ministry will be provided on Friday evening for ages 6 weeks old up through 5th grade.

Saturday, April 10:TRANSFORM TULSA OUTREACH
9:30am -12:00pm
– Meeting at RiverGate, and doing outreach in various locations in Tulsa.
Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry Students and leaders will be leading this outreach for anyone who wants to grow in healing & evangelism. God wants to touch people and we get to be His hands and feet! We want to bless Tulsa through encouragement & kindness. Anyone who wants to grow in evangelism, signs & wonders, hearing God’s voice – this is for you! Children and teens are welcome to participate with their parents. We will be doing healing & evangelism training – we will activate you in doing treasure hunts and hearing God’s voice. The blood and power of Jesus transforms lives! We are called to be transformed and transform the world around us. Jesus transforms lives, bodies, hearts We have the beautiful opportunity to be His hands and feet.

Sunday, April 11:
9am service – Worship and ministry led by Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry Students
10:30am service – Pastor Linda Budd will be speaking. Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry Students will be helping with the Prayer Team and the Prophetic Ministry after the service.
6pm service – Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry Students will be joining Pastor Linda’s Encounters service.

*During Sunday services, children’s ministry will be provided for all ages beginning at 6 weeks old up through 12th grade.

Ladies Lunch Bunch

Ladies, you are invited to come have lunch with Pastor Cristin at Napa Flats at Riverside on Thurs, Apr. 15th at 11:30am. Please RSVP at cristinh@rivergatetulsa.org or 918-492-5511×39.

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 – valeriea@rivergatetulsa.org) for more info.

Kids sing for Mother's Day

                Children kindergarten through 5th grade will sing in the Sanctuary during offertory.

RGC Children’s Dept: 5th Sunday Theme Night – Drive-In Movie Night

Come join us for a drive in as we watch a fun movie, “Cars 2,” and eat fun movie snacks.  We will be designing our drive in movie cars out of cardboard boxes.  We’ll also chat about how God can fix us when we feel broken and help us run like new!

RGC Children’s Dept: Kids Singing for Father’s Day (Sun, June 20th, 2021 – 10:30am Service)

Children kindergarden-5th Grade will sing in the Main Sanctuary during offertory.

RGC Children’s Dept: Sunday Theme Night – Wet N Wild Night! (Sun, June 27th, 2021 - 6pm service)

We will head out to the playground to get as wet as possible, have more giggles than we thought we could and eat popsicles until our tongues turn neon. Students should bring a swimsuit or appropriate water clothing (please send a swim diaper for those who need it). Water shoes/sandals are a must (no flip flops), as well as a towel.

Children’s Dept: 5th Wednesday Theme Night: Super Hero Night! (Weds, June 30th, 2021)

God made us SUPER! Please bring your students (6 years-5th grade) dressed in their favorite Super Hero Suit. We’ll solve clues, defeat bad guys, and save the day! We’ll serve super snacks too. The mission begins at 7pm. See you there!

RGC IS GOING TO CAMP THIS SUMMER!

It’s time again for swimming, hiking, nature, and more of Jesus! We are teaming up with Shepherd’s Fold Ranch to give all our students an amazing opportunity to grow closer to God while enjoying all that he created. RGC week for all age groups will be June 20-26, 2021. There will be day camp and overnights available, as well as scholarships available. Everything you need is online at http://www.shepherdsfoldranch.com, including applications and any information you may need. 

American Heritage Girls & Trail Life USA Troops (OK 0413)

If you are looking for a scouting program for your elementary students (grades k-5th), come check us out! For more info, please contact Jacque Purcell at Jacquep@rivergatetulsa.org or 334-748-8450. Our troops meet every Sun. night at 6pm. 

Coming dates to take note of:

Apr 17th – TL Hike / AHG Earth Day

Apr 18th – TL/AHG Board Meeting

May 1st – AHG Mother/Daughter Spa Day

May 9th – No AHG/TL (Mother’s Day)

May 15h – TL Scavenger Hunt

May 23rd – TL/AHG Badge Ceremony

May 30th – No AHG/TL (Memorial Day Weekend)

 

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 cristinh@rivergatetulsa.org.

 

Ladies Bible Study –

Ladies of RiverGate Church gather together to participate in a devotional together, studying Priscilla Shirer’s newest Bible Study, “Elijah, Fire and Faith.” We will gather in the Spirited Bean Café with our workbooks, Bibles, and cups of coffee as we engage in uplifting and meaningful discussions.  Childcare is available.  (There is a charge for materials.  Register at the Women’s Ministry table beginning Feb 21st.)

Men's Connect

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, May. 26th 2021 (7pm)

6GC 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, May. 26th at 7pm

(registration deadline is May. 23rd).

RGC Rush to Connect Sunday (Sun, May 23rd, 2021)

On Sunday nights we offer Connect Groups – small groups that enable you to connect with others and grow deeper in relationships while encountering God.  Currently, we have a number of Connect Groups meeting and a few that are about to start for the summer.  On Sunday, May 23rd, we’ll have an Open House to feature all of the Connect Groups you can join.  This will take place on Sunday following each of the morning services.  Please come, check out the fun, and get connected this summer when you’re not on vacation!

TRAILBLAZERS!

Grades 6-12 join us on Wednesday nights for a time of leadership training, teambuilding and deep discussions. During the months of April and May we will be planning a VBS for the younger students of the church, as well as exploring what it means to create disciples, be a leader and explore God’s calling for our lives. We will also be engaging in other opportunities, including 80 Minutes Around the World in the fall. We need your fun self and creativity to help make these upcoming projects possible! Please come join us!

COMING IN MAY: SPRING COOKOUT & BACKYARD GAMES AT PC’S HOUSE!

Stay tuned for details!

Honoring the 2021 Senior Class – Sunday, May 16th, 2021

 

All RGC Youth graduating seniors of the high school class of 2021 and their families are invited to be honored, prayed over and commissioned by Senior Pastors, Joel & Linda Budd, and Associate Pastor, Cristin Hamman on Sunday, May 16th during the 10:30am service. Please contact Stephanie Smith at 918-492-5511×39 OR stephanies@rivergatetulsa.org to confirm the correct spelling of your students’ name (including how you would prefer to have it appear on their certificate) and your attendance at this short and special ceremony.  We need to hear from you no later than Wednesday, May 5th, 2021.

RGC Youth: Beat the Heat Summer Pool Party (Saturday, June 8th, 2021) – 11am-3pm

All RGC Youth (grades 6-12) and friends are invited to Beat the Heat and cool off in the pool! Join us Saturday, June 8th, 2021 from 11-3pm at the home of Dan and Tami Sanders (11201 S. Vine St. Jenks, OK 74037). Bring $7 for the all- you-can-eat cookout. We will be having hot dogs, chips, cookies and soda! Please bring your own sunscreen, towel, and wear an appropriate swim suit. For questions: Contact Pastor Cristin Hamman, RGC Youth Pastor or Stephanie Smith at 918-492-5511×39 or stephanies@rivergatetulsa.org.

RGC IS GOING TO CAMP THIS SUMMER!

It’s time again for swimming, hiking, nature, and more of Jesus! We are teaming up with Shepherd’s Fold Ranch to give all our students an amazing opportunity to grow closer to God while enjoying all that he created. RGC week for all age groups will be June 20-26, 2021. There will be day camp and overnights available, as well as scholarships available. Everything you need is online at http://www.shepherdsfoldranch.com, including applications and any information you may need.

Breaking Free Weekend (Saturday, April 24th, 2021 - 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 stephanies@rivergaettulsa.org / 918-492-5511×39.

WATER BAPTISM – SUNDAY, April 25TH, 2021

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, April 21st. 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.