“Minute to Heal It” Podcast, featuring Pastor Linda Budd
We are excited to announce that Pastor Linda has started a podcast channel called “Minute to Heal It.” This one minute podcast is centered around healing and features testimonies of those who have been healed as well as prayer for listeners who need healing. Please subscribe, listen, and share with your friends. (We already subscribers in Spain!) New, free episodes will be available five times 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!
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(Thursday, October 24th, 2019)
RGC Ladies are invited to join Pastor Cristin for brunch this month at Toast in Broken Arrow (201 S. Main St.) on Thursday, October 24th at 11:30am. To RSVP or be included in the private Lunch Bunch Facebook group, please contact Pastor Cristin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Friends welcome!
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 email@example.com or 918-729-9677. OK Troops 0413 meet every Sun night at 6pm. Coming dates to take note of:
Nov 10th – AHG/TL honor veterans in 10:30am service
RGC KiDs Theme Night/guest speaker – no AHG/TL at 6pm
Dec 8th – RGC KiDs Christmas Party/guest speaker – no AHG/TL
Dec 22nd & 29th – RGC KiDs Theme Nights – no AHG/TL
RGC Children’s Dept: 5th Weds Theme Night – When I Grow Up!
(Weds, Oct 30th, 2019)
What do you want to be when you grow up? We love this question and would love to hear everyone’s answer! Please come creatively dressed up for your future occupation. Special snacks will be served as we discuss how God’s special plans for His special friends!
RGC Children’s Dept Fall Training for Volunteers
Our Fall Training installment for all volunteers is approaching. Rookie Volunteers who began serving after Oct 2018 &/or who have not completed the two in-house training sessions will have training on Sun, Nov 10th from 5-5:30pm in the Spirited Bean Café. All other Veteran Volunteers will receive eTraining to their emails beginning Nov 6th. Please complete it and return it to by Nov 27th. Questions? Please see the Dept Director who leads the department you serve in. Thank you for making our ministry great!
We will have a baby dedication on Sun, Nov 17th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservation deadline is Sun,Nov10th.
Breaking Free Weekend
(Saturday, Novemer 2nd from 8:30am – 4pm)
All alumni of Breaking Free 1 or 2 are welcome to attend w/ $20 advanced registration or $25 at the door. This ministry event is included in the cost of registration for those currently enrolled. To register, please go to the front desk and/or contact Stephanie Smith at email@example.com / 918-492-5511x39.
(Sun, Nov 3rd during the 10:30am service)
For those who would like to be baptized in water, you will need attend the free class at 9am that same day. Please also bring change of clothes and towel. Advanced registration required - please go to the front desk and/or contact Stephanie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org / 918-492-5511x39.
RGC YOUTH: RGC Youth Bonfire Night
(Friday, November 1st, 2019)
Starlight, star bright, come sit by the fire light… We’re having the Annual RGC Youth Bonfire Night! RGC Youth please join us for s’mores & bonfire social on Friday, November 1st, 7-10pm at the home of Dan and Jodi Penner, 7102 W. 191st St. S. Mounds, OK 74047. $8 will get you all the s’mores, hot dogs, chips, and soda you can handle! We will have a shuttle leaving RiverGate Church at 6:30pm and returning at 10:30pm- if you need a ride. Please dress for the weather, wear closed-toe shoes and bring bug spray if needed. For questions or to sign up for the shuttle please contact Stephanie Smith at 918-492-5511x39 or email@example.com. Shuttle space is limited and is available on a first-come/first-served basis.
RGC Children’s Dept: Sunday Theme Night – Giving Thanks to the Lord!
(Sun, Nov 10th, 2019 – 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! OK Troops 0413 for American Heritage Girls & Trail Life USA will not be meeting this evening.
RGC Children’s Dept Christmas Party!
(Friday, December 6th, 2019 –7-9:30pm)
We would love for your children (nursery through 5th grade) to join us for an evening of Christmas fun as we make Christmas crafts, sing carols, decorate cookies, and play some festive games. We promise to send your kiddos home worn out and full of Christmas cheer! This event is in conjunction with special services featuring guest speaker, Joshua Mills.
RGC Youth: Serve at Christmas Connection
(Sat, Dec 7th, 2019)
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!
RGC Children’s Dept: Kids Singing for Christmas
(Sun, Dec 15th, 2019 – 10:30am Service)
Children will sing in the Main Sanctuary during offertory.
RGC Youth Christmas Party
(Sun, December 15th, 2019 - 6pm 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 6:00-8:00pm in the RGC Youth Room.
5th Sunday Theme Night - Winter Wonderland
(Sun, Dec 29th 2019)
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
(Tues, Dec 31st, 2019)
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.