Weekly News & Notes.
AFFIRMING NEW DEACONS
We are giving serious and prayerful consideration to appointing several men to our existing team of deacons. Chris Daugharty, Jeff Gaspar, Shawn Mariani and Rick Tarte. We are asking for your help in assessing and affirming each of our candidates. If you, as a member of The Gathering church family, are aware of anything that would prevent any of these candidates from being affirmed as a deacon, please make this known to our Pastors in writing. You will have until October 25 at noon to do so.
NEXT PARTNERSHIP SEMINAR
Here at The Gathering we call church membership "Partnership." We think the word Partnership fits better. If you are interested in becoming a Partner of The Gathering, please head over to the webpage that explains it. You can register there for the seminar and begin your homework! https://www.tgcw.org/church-partnership
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Operation Christmas Child is a hands-on way for Canadians to bless struggling children in the developing world by filling shoeboxes with toys, hygiene items, school supplies, and other items. Samaritan's Purse Canada collects the boxes and distributes them in the name of Jesus Christ to children living in desperate situations. Empty OCC shoeboxes will be available at The Gathering starting Sunday October 25.
PRINCIPAL POSITION – Commencing in the 2021/2022 school year
Maranatha Christian Academy is seeking a faith-filled, passionate and resourceful Principal to work with and lead our team of capable elementary and secondary Vice Principals, administrative and teaching staff, commencing for the 2021/2022 school year. If the Lord is prompting you to consider this position at Maranatha, we encourage you to read more about our school and this position by clicking the link below to our Careers page on our website. Application deadline: October 30, 2020.
SUPPLY TEACHING STAFF NEEDED
If you are an OCT certified teacher and are interested in applying for our supply list (either elementary or secondary) please submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references plus one Pastor’s reference, along with a completed application form to Wendy Kogel, Office Manager.
Completed packages can be emailed to email@example.com https://maranathachristian.ca/about-the-school/employment/
MANDATORY MASK ORDER BY-LAW | AUG 21 UPDATEThe Mayor's office of Windsor has issued an update to the mask order as a subsection of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection act. While masks are still to be worn in public buildings, there are some exemptions for churches. You can view all the specifics and exemptions of the by-law in the document below. You can also view the Windsor Star article that explains the update here: https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/mayor-refines-order-masks-not-required-during-religious-services
Thank you for your understanding and patience during this pandemic.
UPDATE ON JAY MAYNARD
The elders are pleased to announce that Jay Maynard has accepted our offer to join our staff for the position of Lead Pastor. We are hopeful that Jay will start January 1, 2021. It is possible that the start date might be earlier or later, depending on Jay's release from the Canadian Military. Please pray for Jay, Karen, and their kids, Bryden, Carter, and Avery, as they prepare to move to Windsor in the coming months.
THE GATHERING IS OPEN FOR LIVE WORSHIP
The Gathering has carefully prepared for the re-opening of our building to live worship services on Sunday at 10 a.m. Since we are limited to 30% of our seating capacity, that means only 100 people are allowed in our worship space. We also have 30 seats available in The Gathering Place. If you plan to come to a service, you must reserve a seat online using this link: https://reopen.church/r/yccxTExp
SECOND HALF MINISTRIES COFFEE & PRAYER - MOVED HOME
Until further notice the Coffee & Prayer time scheduled for Second Half Ministries participants has been moved from the church to your house! We invite all SHM people to meet at their own homes on Wednesday morning at 10 and pray! Ron Reynolds has prepared prayer sheets for your convenience. Contact Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECOND HALF MINISTRY
Contact Ron or Beth Reynolds for more information
SMALL GROUPS FOR ONLINE OPTIONS CHECK WITH INDIVIDUAL LEADERS PLEASE
You are invited to check out the small group options. Click here
During the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our small groups may meet while others choose to postpone. Please check with the group leader.
REGISTER FOR KIDS GATHERING UNTIL WE ARE CLEARED TO MEET, KIDS GATHERING WILL NOT BE HAPPENING
Parents must register their children for The Kids Gathering before the service begins at 9:15 and 11:00 am. Check-in takes place, between 9:00 and 9:15 or 10:45 and 11:00, just inside the Kids Gathering entrance in the far corner of The Gathering Place at the back of the church. After you check in to the new system the first time it only takes a few seconds each week after that. Each child receives a specific paging number in case of emergency.
FAST, EASY ONLINE GIVING THROUGH PUSHPAY
Many people who worship at The Gathering use the Pushpay mobile app as their giving portal. It's fast and easy to use, and most of all, it's secure. Once you have it set up, it only takes 10 seconds to send your offering to the church!
YOUVERSION BIBLE APP USERS can now find The Gathering | Windsor on the EVENTS tab on YouVersion. Follow the message, see the main points, follow the Scriptures!
PRAYER: If you have a prayer request you'd like to share with our Prayer Partners, please send an email to our prayer team coordinator, Natalie Packer at email@example.com
EVENTS CALENDAR: Please visit The Gathering church website where you will find an up-to-date calendar of events each week. www.tgcw.org