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“Minute to Heal It” Podcast, featuring Pastor Linda Budd


Pastor Linda has a podcast channel, "Minute To Heal It", in which she shares healing testimonies & prays for listeners to be healed in every episode. Make sure to subscribe! We have listeners in 31 different countries! New episodes available five days a week.

To access, go to your App Store on your phone, tablet, or computer and search “podcast.” Download the free podcast app if you don’t have it already. From there, search “Minute to Heal It” or “Linda Budd.” You will see a picture of Pastor Linda featured for this podcast. Once you click the subscribe button, you will be notified every time a new episode is uploaded. 

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 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!

Do you Shop on Amazon? Please Help us Smile Bigger!


Please consider selecting RiverGate Church to be benefited through Amazon Smile when you make your purchases. RGC will receive a proceeds from each purchase that will benefit the ministry. Please note, you must log in to Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com) each time you are making an Amazon purchase in order for your contribution to RGC to be accounted for.


American Heritage Girls & Trail Life Update:


If you are looking for a scouting program for your elementary students (grades K-5th), come check us out. For more information, please contact Olivia Penner at oliviap@rivergatetulsa.org or 918-729-9677. OK Troops 0413 meet every Sun night at 6pm. 

Coming dates to take note of:

Feb 23rd – Social Etiquette Dinner – 6pm

Mar 8th – Meet the Meteorologist Night – 6pm

Mar 15th – No AHG/TL – Spring Break/Theme Night

Apr 5th – No AHG/TL – RGC Guest Speaker & Theme Night

Apr 12th – No AHG/TL – Happy Easter

Connect Class:


We would like to extend a special invitation for you to join us for a CONNECT Class, to be taught by Pastor Joel Budd. This is a free gift to you! In this class, you will learn about your personal spiritual gifts, how you can use them to connect at RiverGate Church, how you can use them to connect with the lost, and how God connects with you through them. This class has limited space availability is only for members of RGC. Upon registering for this free class, you will receive a personal gifts test that you will need to complete beforehand and bring to the class with you.

Our next CONNECT Class dates:

April. 25th- RSVP by April 22nd

 

RGC Children’s Dept: Parent’s Night Out – 

Super Hero Night!

 (Sat, February 22nd, 2020)


God made us SUPER! Please bring your children, ages 7wks through 5th grade, dressed in their favorite Super Hero Suit (optional). We will solve clues, defeat bad guys, and save the day! We will serve super snacks. The mission commences at 6:30pm and will conclude at 9pm. Please RSVP with your Child’s Director by Wednesday, February 19th for $5/child admission. The price increases to $10/child after that and $12/child at the door. This event is for regularly attending RGC Families only.

RGC Children’s Dept 

“Spring Rookie Volunteer Training” 


(Sunday, March 8th, 2020)

This training is for all Children’s Ministry volunteers who began serving AFTER March 2020 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, March 8th, 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 Spring e-Training for all “Veteran Volunteers”

 (March 6th-27th, 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 March 6th. All Children’s Department Veteran Volunteers will need to complete their training by March 27th. 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: Sunday Theme Night – St. Patty’s Day Party! 

(Sun, March 15, 2020)


We will celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with an evening of green FUN, including green snacks, green games, and green crafts! Dress up in as much green as possible. We will learn why about who St. Patrick was, and why we celebrate!

Baby Dedication

(Sunday March 22nd, 2020)



We will have a baby dedication on Sun, March 22nd during the 10:30am service. If you would like to formally dedicate your child, please reserve your spot by contacting Stephanie Smith at 918/492-5511x139 or stephanies@rivergatetulsa.org. Reservation deadline is Sun, March 16th.

 Breaking Free Weekend 

(Saturday, March 28th, 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 stephanies@rivergaettulsa.org / 918-492-5511x39.

WATER BAPTISM  

(Sunday, March 29TH, 2020 )


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, March 26th. 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.


RGC Children’s Dept: 5th Sunday Theme Night 

– Drive-In Movie Night 

(Sun, March 29th, 2020 – 6pm Service)


Come join us Sunday evening. We will be watching a fun movie “Honey I shrunk the kids” fun snacks and games will be going on. We will be watching movie in car boxes

RGC Children’s Dept: Easter Eggstravaganza!

 (Sun, April 5, 2020 – 6pm service)

He is RISEN! Join us the Sunday before Easter for an exciting evening with Easter egg hunts, crafts, treats, and more! Make sure to bring a basket, and prepare to have fun!

RGC Youth Dept: Good Friday CrossWalk 

(Fri, April 10th, 2020)


RGC Youth Students (grades 6-12) are invited to participate in our annual Good Friday outreach as we make a statement to the city of Tulsa without saying much at all. Starting at 71st & Memorial, we’ll carry a large wooden cross all the way to the church (71st & Riverside) along 71st Street, commemorating what Jesus did for us. Students should come dressed for any weather (don’t forget good tennis shoes and sunscreen) and should bring cash to stop for lunch and ice cream. Drop off time is 10am at 71st & Memorial (meet in the parking lot between DXL Clothing & the former Toys-R-Us on the NW corner of the intersection) and pick-up is at 2pm at RGC. Questions? Please contact us at stephanies@rivergatetulsa.org or 918-492-5511x39.


RGC Children’s Dept: Kids Singing for Easter

(Sun, April 12st, 2020 – 10:30am Service)


Children kindergarden-5th grade will sing in Sanctuary during offertory.

RGC Children’s & Youth Depts: Easter Family Worship

 (Sun, April 12st, 2020)

Students in grades Kindergarten and higher will attend worship in the main service with their families for this momentous day. Following the kids singing for Easter, students will be dismissed to attend their regular services.

RGC Children’s Dept: 5th Wednesday Theme Night – Royalty Night! 

(Wed. April 29th, 2020 – 7pm Service)


Come dressed up in your finest clothes, where we will be discussing how we all are royalty in God’s Kingdom! We will serve punch and fancy cookies and learn how special we are in God’s eyes!