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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 29 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. 

2020 FASTING AND PRAYER

January 2-Feb. 10, 2020. Nightly prayer Mon.-Wed. 7PM-8PM in the prayer room.

Prayer night will be live streamed on our Facebook page.

You can pick up a meal plan at the kiosk or hospitality desk.

                                 The doors will lock Mon and Tues night at 7:05.

DOWNLOAD MEAL PLAN: Fasting Meal Plan 2020

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 2nd – No AHG/TL – RGC Theme Night

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

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:

Jan. 29th –  RSVP by Jan. 26th

Feb. 26th –  RSVP by Feb. 23rd

Mar. 26th- RSVP by Mar. 23rd


RiverGate School of the Supernatural – 

Enrollment Now Open!



Our course selections for the Spring 2020 semester are now available on the RGSS kiosk in the main hallway or on the church’s website. Classes begin the first part of February and are on Sun & Weds nights (children’s & youth ministry provided). Early registration discounts end soon – enroll now for best prices. Questions? Contact stephanies@rivergatetulsa.org / 918-492-5511x39.

RGC Rush to Connect Sunday 

(Sun, January 26th, 2020)


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 winter/spring. Now is your chance to join! On Sunday, January 26th, 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!

 

RGC Children’s Dept: 5th Wednesday Theme Night – “Glow in the Dark Night” Night 

(Weds, January 29th, 2020)


We will take a night to learn how we can trust God even when we can’t see Him! God has made us to be lights to the world to share His mighty name! Come join us as we talk about the ways we can shine our light to others, play glow in the dark games, and have a delicious snack!


RGC Youth: Super Bowl 2020 Party 

(Sun, February 2nd,2020 beginning at 5pm)


This party will be on Sunday, February 2nd, in the RGC Youth River Room beginning at 5:00pm. This party is for the youth and mentors of RGC Youth only (sorry, dad!). We’ll have food, half-time games, the big game and more! Each attendee should bring a hot appetizer and a dessert to share (we have plugs-ins for crock pots). We want this to be one rockin’ pot luck, so please make sure to bring GOOD food (no store-bought cookies and chips-and-dips, please)! Drinks and paper products are provided. Friends are welcome! Pick up time is at 8:30pm.


RGC Children’s Dept: Kids Sing for Valentine’s Day

 (Sun, February 9th, 2020 – 10:30am Service)


Children in the 3s-5s class and in elementary grades will sing in the Main Sanctuary following offering.

RGC Children’s Dept: Parent’s Night Out – Super Hero Night!

 (Sat, February 22nd, 2020)


God made us SUPER! Please bring your babies through 5th graders dressed in their favorite Super Hero Suit. We will solve clues, defeat bad guys, and save the day! We will serve super snacks. The mission begins at 6:30pm and will commence at 9. 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.

 

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