Weekly News & Notes.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
Please join us for one of our Christmas Eve services, December 24 at 3:00 PM or 5:00 PM.
Register for either service by tapping the link on the RSVP page https://rsvp.church/r/yccxTExp
CHRISTMAS OFFERING FOR INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS
Every year The Gathering family participates in two large offerings over and above our regular weekly tithes and offerings. At Easter we take an offering for North American Missions, and that offering helps to fund church planting in Canada and the United States through the North American Mission Board. During the Advent Season we take offerings for International Missions in cooperation with the International Mission Board. If you would like to donate part of your offering this month for this purpose, please mark that portion of your offering with the words CHRISTMAS OFFERING and we’ll make sure it gets to the right account. Thank you in advance for your giving to the Christmas Offering this year!
Simple worship. Passionate prayer. Strong teaching. That's what sets The Gathering apart! So please join us Saturday at 6 PM for an acoustic-style worship service, or Sunday at 10 AM. We serve coffee and snacks after each service. Childcare provided onsite Sunday mornings only for ages 2 to grade 5. From this point forward, until we no longer need to register people for service, we ask everyone who attends a service to register on the RSVP website (https://rsvp.church/r/yccxTExp) even if you are serving in the service. Previously those serving did not have to register. Now we are asking everyone who attends a live service to reserve a seat. The reservation page goes live every Sunday evening at 7PM.
CHRISTMAS BLESSING PROJECT
This Christmas we’d like to help as many people as we can with our Christmas Blessing Project. We are collecting items suggested by two organizations that we partner with: Lifeline Church and Street Help. Both are doing great work in the downtown core of the city and we want to bless them so they can help others! Simply bring any of the following items to the church from now until Sun. December 5.
We need Warm winter coats for men and women new hats, mitts, gloves, and scarves; granola bars, coffee, sugar, individually wrapped snacks
You can bring travel-size soap and shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, combs, lip-balm, hand sanitizer, and other items to make hygiene kits for men and women. Deliver your items to the church or bring them with you Saturday or Sunday to the service, until December 5. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN
We have a revised Covid-19 Safety Plan in place that will ensure that we follow the best practices for dealing with Covid-19 related issues as they relate to our ministry in our weekend services and throughout the week. Our hearts' desire is to follow the guidelines and trust in the Lord so that our public testimony is strong and full of integrity. Thanks for your prayers in that direction!
In September 2021, the Province of Ontario began to require proof of COVID19 vaccination for admission to certain public settings. Churches are not included as part of the Provincial requirement. The Gathering does not require proof of COVID19 vaccination (“vaccination passport”) for attendance. It has always been our intention to be a welcoming place of worship for everyone. If the Provincial government vaccination policy application is further expanded, The Gathering will evaluate the revised requirements and determine its response, at that time. This approach is consistent with the manner in which we have addressed each change in government policy throughout COVID19. Scripture directs us to obey our government authorities as much as possible (Rom. 13:1-7), but ultimately our final authority is God, our Heavenly Father.
You are invited to sign up for a Life Group! Please visit the LIFE GROUP page on our website!
If you have questions about small group ministry, please contact Jay Maynard.
REGISTER FOR KIDS GATHERING KIDS GATHERING REOPENED July 4, 2021, for ages 2 to grade 5.
Parents must register their children for The Kids Gathering before the service begins. Contact Phil Siebenmorgen for more information.
Every Tuesday at 7:30 AM a small group meets on Zoom to pray. You're welcome to join in! Send your request for the Zoom link to Garth Leno at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECOND HALF MINISTRIES COFFEE & PRAYER
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
EVENTS CALENDAR: Please visit The Gathering church website where you will find an up-to-date calendar of events each week. www.tgcw.org