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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.

United in Christ

by: Greg Schaffer

07/28/2020

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United in Christ

 by Amy Dean

July 27, 2020

Do you ever want to save the whole world? Bring hot and healthy food to the hungry, provide shelter for the homeless, and gather those who are hurting and living in fear under your wings, just as a mother duck gathers her fuzzy little ducklings? I have often shared with my husband that if I won the lottery, I would first pay off all of our debt. I would the...


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The Cure for a Heavy Heart

by: Greg Schaffer

07/23/2020

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(Ps 113:1-3) Praise, O servants of the LORD, Praise the name of the LORD! 2 Blessed be the name of the LORD From this time forth and forevermore! 3 From the rising of the sun to its going down The LORD's name is to be praised. NKJV

Let God’s name be praised!

This call of praise is not unfamiliar to the psalmist. The Scripture's remind us that in all seasons we should praise God. This should not be a difficult task, nor should...


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Weathering the Storms of Tribulation!

by: Greg Schaffer

07/22/2020

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Greetings Church,

Well here we are in the month of July and instead of enjoying summertime as many are in the habit of doing, we are continuing to experience the challenges of COVID-19, social unrest, and political turmoil. It would appear that just when things are seeming to slow down and get back to some kind of normal another wave of chaos knocks us off our feet. We are in a season and cycle of storms that are once again bombarding us.

The times we are li...


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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 sanit...


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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 o...


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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...


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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 phon...
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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 at...


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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, t...


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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. T...


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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...


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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 childr...


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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 plane...


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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 l...


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