COVID-19 Update

                             

 

Update on Worship at Glenkirk Church

Sermon Series “Course Corrections” | May 9 – August 1

Life is a series of twists and turns, as we navigate the terrain of our ever-changing circumstances.  When we make missteps or start to lose our way, God invites us to make course corrections to get back on his path.  On May 9, 2021, Glenkirk will begin a journey through the 12 Minor Prophets of the Old Testament.  Each week we will look at the essential theme of one Minor Prophet and listen for how God is speaking to us about course corrections.

SUNDAY SERVICES

                  

9:00am | In Person Indoors & Live Online on YouTube and Facebook

10:45 am | In Person Outdoors & Live Online on YouTube and Facebook 

Beginning May 2021, we will be worshipping inside the Sanctuary at 9:00am with a max capacity of 200 people. At 10:45am we will be worshipping outdoors on the patio. During the 9:00am indoor service, we will also be broadcasting the service on our LED screen outdoors if you prefer to join us outside. All in person services will be adhering to current protocols and we ask that you keep social distance from other households and keep your face mask on while on campus (indoors and outdoors). 

For those wishing to attend our outdoor services, we encourage you to bring plenty of water, your own shade, and your own chair to sit in. If you have been sick, we ask that you continue worshipping from home.

GIVING

In order to make giving easier than ever, we are moving to a new online giving platform call Pushpay.  The new system is fully integrated with our CCB system and is even more safe and secure. Text the word GLENKIRK to 77977 to get started.
 
You may also give online using the link below:
 

KidMin

Director of Children’s Ministries, Amber Flores, has been preparing our campus site and the hearts of our leaders to re-open Sunday School. We are excited to be back in person with our kids as we dive in to God’s word together! Children will need to pre-register for Sunday School each week. First time attenders will also need to complete the Health and Safety Waiver. This will be kept on-file for each time that the child attends afterward. Have some questions? Check out our FAQ sheet for Sunday School Reopening!

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND SUNDAY SCHOOL EACH WEEK.

3 year olds – 5 year olds:

1st graders – 5th graders:

UPCOMING EVENTS

2021 Graduate Recognition | May 23

Did you or another Glenkirk attender graduate from high school or university this year? We would love to have the chance to recognize them in service! Please submit their information on the form below so we can take a moment to congratulate them on Sunday, May 23rd. Please submit their information before May 20th!

Adult Sunday School | “Meeting People Where They Are” | 9:00am | Sundays 

Wondering how to bring Christ to others outside of the Christian community? This series will focus on understanding how Jesus masterfully met people where they were and how we can bring Christ to others. We will also explore various faith systems, backgrounds and world views. Being led by Steve Sharp. Email info@glenkirkchurch.org to join.

Service of Lament | May 22

Join us for a service of reflection after a year of grief. We will gather in person and online for this service on May 22nd at 7:00pm. Please RSVP in advance for in person attendance.

If you have lost a loved one this year, please CLICK HERE to submit their names.

PARS Virtual Trip | Saturday, May 22 | 8am
PARS Theological Center exists to equip and mobilize the Iranian church by training a new generation of servant leaders to transform the Persian-speaking world for the glory of God. Experience a rare look into the Iranian church and culture on this virtual trip. To register for this free event, please CLICK HERE.

Flamingo Flocking Camp Fundraiser | May 22-29

Middle School Campers will be fundraising for camp with this super fun and fantastic flamingo flocking fundraiser. Participation is open church-wide and all funds will go to help send out Middle School students to summer camp! There are two ways to raise funds: purchase a flock of flamingos and send to a friends’ or family members’, or neighbors’ yard or purchase Flocking Insurance. Flocking begins on May 22nd! 

Move Up Sunday | Sunday, May 23
On Sunday May 23, ENGAGE will welcome a new group of students into the ENGAGE family we are joined by incoming 6th graders (current 5th graders) on Move Up Sunday! On this day, all students will officially be considered as the next grade – so if you are currently a 7th grader, you will be considered at 8th grader at ENGAGE after this day! We will also move our 8th graders up to high school so they will be joining all high school events throughout the summer! For our current group, there will be no changes as far as pick up / drop off or gathering days and times, but we are excited to welcome incoming 6th graders to our group!

Artist Showcase | Saturday, June 5

Join us for an evening outdoors on the patio for Artist Showcase on Saturday, June 5th. Enjoy live music, visual art by Callista Dawson, and great food. This is a free event!

Food Drive | Sunday | 8:30am – 2:00pm | June 6
We will be hosting Shepherd’s Pantry at our church for our quarterly food drive. Food donations can be brought to the 9:00am and 10:45am services or dropped off at the church roundabout until 1:30pm.

Stargazing at Glenkirk | June 11 at 7:30pm

Isaiah 40:26 “Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name.”
You are invited to enjoy God’s beautiful creation of the night sky during a family stargazing event! Hear from Dr. Hugh Ross and view the stars through telescopes from Glenkirk’s campus on June 11th beginning at 7:30pm. Bring your own chair and a flashlight to see once campus lights are turned off for observation! 
 

VBS 2021 “Under the Big Top: A Circus of Mighty Wonders” – Registration Now Open

We are so excited to announce that VBS 2021 is coming soon! Our Children’s Department cannot wait to welcome back kids and students, in person, for ‘Under the Big Top: A Circus of Mighty Wonders’ this summer! VBS will be July 19th-23rd, so mark your calendars! Applications for Adults and Student Volunteers are open now (CLICK HERE to contact Amber). 

 

CONNECT

Glenkirk T-Shirts for Sale – Limited Quantity

Glenkirk t-shirts are currently available for $10. Sizes and quantities are limited (S-L). To order for pickup at the church office, please purchase with link below indicating your t-shirt size(s) and quantity. We will email you as soon as your order is available and ready for pick up.

 

CarePortal

We’re excited to announce a new mission ministry at Glenkirk. Glenkirk is pleased to introduce you to the CarePortal program. CarePortal is an online platform that brings the needs of hurting children and families in our community to your attention by directly connecting the church with different child services and foster care programs. As a church we can become active responders to the needs around us.

 

Adult Small Groups  

Interested in joining a small group? Small groups provide an opportunity to grow in your knowledge of God’s word and experience authentic community. Our small groups span all ages and phases of life. We invite you to join us for 8 weeks beginning Sunday, April 11 from 6:00 – 7:30pm in Fellowship Hall. 
 

PRAYER

As we near the close of one of the most turbulent political campaign cycles in recent history, I encourage you to take time to pray this week for next week’s election and for our nation.  Recently I was reminded of something John Wesley wrote in his journal in 1774 during a particularly contentious election cycle in 18th century England.  Wesley urged followers of Jesus to each vote for the person they deemed most worthy, to each refrain from speaking evil about the people they did not vote for, and to each take care that their spirit was not sharp toward those who voted differently.  That’s still pretty good advice more than 246 years later.  This is a great opportunity to “clothe ourselves with love, which binds every other virtue together in perfect unity” (Colossians 3:14).

Even though we are physically apart during this time, we want to stay connected! We want to pray for you. Just let us know how. You can submit prayer requests and schedule a phone call or video chat with a pastor or deacon to pray with you. Also consider signing up for a time slot for our prayer chain. You can sign up for a slot at www.glenkirkchurch.org/pray and we will send out prayer prompts for you to use.

To contact our prayer team or submit a prayer request, CLICK HERE or send an email to Pray@GlenkirkChurch.org.

OUTREACH & WAYS TO HELP

If you have practical needs we can meet during this time, we are mobilizing our deacon ministry to this end. If you are need of assistance, please contact your deacon using your Glenkirk Church profile on Church Community Builder (CCB) or you can email us at info@glenkirkchurch.org. Also, if you have specific prayer requests, you can submit them to this email address, and we will get them to our prayer team. We want to support you during this time in every way we can.

Recent Sermons

Recent Devotions

 

 

 

                             

Online Resources for Sunday School

Director of Children’s Ministries, Amber Flores,  has put together various resources and at-home activities that can be done with your child and/or together as a family! We encourage you all to utilize these, as it will not only keep a sense of normalcy for Sunday mornings; but it will also be a great way for your child to learn faith cues from you! If you are not currently receiving emails from our Children’s Ministry Department, please email aflores@glenkirkchurch.org to be added!

KidMin Online

Glenkirk KidMin will be online only until further notice. We have put together many resources for you to use at home! If you have any questions with any of this, please email Amber Flores!

YouTube Lessons

Our team has prepared weekly YouTube lessons for your children to participate and engage in online Sunday School each Sunday morning. Below are some of our recent videos. Please CLICK HERE to visit our YouTube channel!

 

 

KidMin Online (Early Childhood)

Hi parents! 

We invite you to join us in our second week of the our section called “Jump Jump” where we get to learn about how amazing Jesus is! As always, please feel free to reach out to Amber or Kat with any questions you may have! 

All of the links you will need for Sunday School are included below. Just click on each of the boxes to access the respective resource from each one! The Bible Story for this week is about when Jonah learns the hard way that he should go God’s way when he is swallowed by a huge fish in Jonah 1:1-3,10.


Story & Worship Experience

 

 

 

 

For those who want to watch the story on the big screen, it is available at our GK Children’s Ministry Channel/Thankful Tree on YouTube. Here’s the link:

 

 

Have a blessed week!

Early Childhood – Children’s Ministry Department
kids@glenkirkchurch.org


Student Ministries

ENGAGE GOES HYBRID

ENGAGE students will be meeting virtually and in person for the coming weeks! Join us Sunday at 10:45am via Instagram LIVE  (@GlenkirkStudents) and in person outside of the Event Center. Wednesdays at 6:30pm we will meet via ZOOM and in person for Bible study, worship, and discussion. For questions about Student Ministries, please email kfancher@glenkirkchurch.org.