Our belief is that everyone is a piece in the picture of life God wants to create and that picture will not be complete if there is a missing piece. As a Church we offer you opportunities to be a part of what God is doing. It is when we as people choose to serve, whether in our church, in the local community, or around the world, the impact of that service will change lives—for those serving, for the people they serve, and even for those who see them giving their time to help someone else. As followers of Jesus, we are never more like him than when we are serving others in love. Below are the opportunities you have to make a difference, to be a piece of God's picture.
The Food Pantry provides supplemental and emergency food to area residents in need. You can receive food from 2-3pm (seniors 60+ only) or 3-5pm every Friday. The Food Pantry is staffed and managed by volunteers, and supported through the Idaho Food Bank and donations. We stock our warehouse the last Wednesday of each month, from 4:15-6:30pm, and volunteers are always welcome to drop-in and help at this time.
Here is a list of our guests favorite items you can provide to supplement what we receive from the Idaho Food Bank, and also some of the supplies we most need to help keep the facility running smoothly. There is a collection area in the foyer and you can drop off your items on Sunday.
- Lunch meat
- Peanut butter
- Canned chili
- Half Gallons of Milk
- Egg cartons
- Clean shopping bags
- Paper towels
- All Purpose Cleaner
MOPS (Mothers Of PreSchooler)
Meets at the church every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9 - 11 am.
(There is a $75 annual fee)
MOPS stands for "Mothers of Preschoolers" - but don't let that confuse you. MOPS is about meeting the needs of every mother of a child from conception through kindergarten with local groups of moms just like you. MOPS is dedicated to the message that "mothering matters." Better moms raise better children and make the world a better place.
MOPS is an international organization providing an opportunity for moms to meet other moms and make the journey of motherhood together. We share our experiences, learn from one another, and offer support for one another. MOPS meetings are a wonderful place to learn, build long-lasting friendships, and have fun.
A typical MOPS meeting includes a time for sharing food and conversation followed by a presentation of information relevant to mothers raising preschoolers. The group covers subjects such as childrearing, marriage, relationships, cooking, homemaking and creative crafts.
MOPS welcomes women from throughout the community. You do not need to be a member of Gate City to join our MOPS group. In fact our MOPS group is interdenominational and we seek to welcome and serve all who wish to be involved. For more information on this exciting program or, to join our MOPS group, please click below to send an email to the MOPS leader and express your interest or visit the MOPS Facebook page to contact leaders and for the latest news, and events.
Participate with your Girl
Girl Scouting has a lasting impact on girls. Involving your daughter in Girl Scouts provides her with values, leadership development, diversity awareness, life skills, and community connections that last a lifetime. You don't have to attend Gate City to be a part of our troop. Our regular meeting is on Wednesdays at 4pm at the Church.
Student Camps and Retreats
When you disconnect from Wi-Fi, amazing things can happen!
As a church we believe the opportunity to participate in camps and retreats is priceless. Camps provide a time for students to leave behind the worries of day-to-day, the cords that attach them to a plug-in, the built in comforts of home, and helps them learn to be dependent upon God, and the community of people around them. Camps are priceless. (if you previously went to a camp and would like to see the pictures, they are password protected, get in touch with a leader for the password)
Camp: eliminating the distractions of the day-to-day, providing a location perfect for growth, and making new friends.