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Stay up to date with the happenings of Gateway Church by visiting our blog below. You'll find information such as announcements, sermon notes and thoughts from our pastor to encourage and challenge your walk with the Lord.

To open or not to open? Yes, we are open!

by: Greg Schaffer

05/29/2020

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An update on Gateway gathering

Greetings Church,

I wanted to share with you that we will officially be opening our doors this Sunday May 31st at 10:30am

We are presently complying with the 30% capacity variance. With that in mind we will be opening additional sections of the church to make proper space for those in attendance.

The Seekers Room and our Welcome Center will both be open. We will also have the church building sanitized in advance of our morning service as well as having sanitizing stations at both of our entrances. In complying with the latest variance, we will also be encouraging… read more

To open or not to open that is the question

by: Greg Schaffer

05/13/2020

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Greetings Church,

I pray you are doing well during this season of staying at home and social distancing. There is no question we find ourselves in uncertain and peculiar times. The who, what, where and when’s of life have taken on a whole new meaning. We are in a different kind of season and the church is not exempt. When COVID-19 hit its peak, and everything basically shut down the Gateway Leadership Team agreed to close our physical church doors for the sake of keeping our church family and community healthy. Safety is a huge precaution, but it is not our… read more

Glorious Praise

by: Greg Schaffer

04/11/2020

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We are created to worship. We are commanded to do so through song. (1 Chronicles 16:23) There are few things so personal as opening our mouth wide and letting praise flow to our Creator. Many of us have strong associations between Easter and music. Tunes from childhood we’ve never forgotten. Lyrics which resonate with all God has done in our lives. Words about our King we want to shout in triumph. Sometimes it seems like our only way to express the victory we know we have in Christ is through song.

My mom’s favorite Easter song is “Christ the… read more

Christ-Filled Easter Ideas

by: Greg Schaffer

04/11/2020

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Easter is such a precious, joy filled day. Some years keeping our focus on Jesus' death and resurrection is such an easy task, but other years take a little more work. Here are some ideas and resources to help you keep centered, no matter your age.

  • What about doing a variant on the stations of the cross at home? You can move around your yard or from room to room in the house. Take a a sheet with scripture references and your Bible, or if you have a cell phone handy you can read appropriate passages from there. Feel free… read more

Rembering Passover and Easter Breakfast

by: Greg Schaffer

04/08/2020

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Remembering Passover & Easter Breakfast

When I was a kid, my Mom really wanted us to understand some of the symbolism in the Bible and Passover is the perfect opportunity to lead into Easter. Most believers choosing to celebrate Passover hold a Seder. We had “Journeys”. I’d never attended a Seder until last year, and only as I am writing this, do I realize that other people have probably never done a “Journey.” Talking with my mother, this wasn’t something she’d heard of, it just struck her as a meaningful way to bring God’s word to life for us. Passover this… read more

Lean on the Lord

by: Greg Schaffer

04/03/2020

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Hello Families! With our first week of e-learning behind us, I just wanted to take the time to check in with everyone. How did the first two days go? Were there struggles that you encountered? Did you have someone to lean on to talk to about the struggles?

For me, this first two days in the Hutchinson household were a challenge and I was quite overwhelmed, but I made it through with three kids while my husband was at work. I did not have anyone at home to physically lean on, but when I started to get frustrated trying to figure… read more

Don't Fear Blue Water

by: Kurt Taffin

03/26/2020

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Don’t Fear Blue Water

Several years ago, my family and I traveled to the east coast of Virginia for a long-awaited vacation that couldn’t come soon enough. Driving the flat interstates of the east only gives an out of town traveler like me an endless row of densely thick hardwoods to stare at. Upon staring at the tall, deciduous, green trees I wondered just what I would see when the trees stopped. Gradually getting closer to our destination the tension rose. The nervous excitement that builds in ones’ character was developing. What would I see on the other side of them?… read more

A Time to Refocus

by: Greg Schaffer

03/17/2020

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A time to refocus

These are unprecedented times. Coronavirus is on the rise and with it there is much change in our daily routines. This can bring uncertainty and even panic.

So, instead of functioning in fear take this time to make some much needed adjustments.

1.Refocus on God. When trials and tribulations come (as they often will) turn your thoughts and attention on God. If God isn’t your source of strength, your rock when hard times come, you will have no foundation on which to stand. When crisis comes, you will either draw closer to God or drift farther… read more

Ways to be a Godly influence on children

by: Greg Schaffer

03/06/2020

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As parents and caregivers, we have a great opportunity to influence not only our own children but all the children around us. How can we provide positive influences in a world full of so much hate?

“Our struggles with certain sins can become the same sins our children will struggle with as they grow older” (Cox, 2017). These sins could be things such as anger, outbursts, worry, gossiping, and complaining to name a few. Something to keep in mind is that we do not have to pass our sinful behavior on to our children. We can be the godly example that… read more

When the Mountains Call

by: Greg Schaffer

02/27/2020

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Spring is in the air; warmer weather is almost in reach. There is a passion that stirs in my heart when I think of spring. One of the things I love to do in the spring is hike. There is something about hiking to remote places, the freedom, the freshness of the air and most of all the solitude of that moment.

You might be familiar with the mountain climber George Mallory. When asked why he wanted to climb Mt Everest, one of the most dangerous mountains on the planet, his response was simply, "Because it is there."

Though it is true,… read more

Welcome To The New Gateway Church Website

by: Greg Schaffer

01/23/2020

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We are so excited to present our newly designed website. As you can see, it has a fresh new look and easy navigation to help you get the information you need quickly and efficiently. Many thanks to the ChurchSpring team for helping us launch such a beautiful, new church website. To God be the glory!

Gateway Church's mission is to meet people at the crossroads of life with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to help one another along the journey of spiritual growth. Please let us know how we can help you.

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