7/23/2020








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Dear Church,
 
Since mid-March, we have been out, back in, and back out of in-person worship services.  This week we will be live in Gallatin but still online only in Goodlettsville.  Your elders will decide on next week’s plan, and we will quickly let you know what it is.  In the meantime, this has not been an idle time at GCPC.  I wanted to let you know some happenings that have taken place during COVID-19. 

  1. We have been “fostering” Mount Denson C.P. Church.  They have struggled with rapid turnover in the pastorate for the past few years, and their numbers have dwindled dangerously low.  This beautiful church in north Springfield has a long and rich history that we have been working hard to help them preserve.  Seven of our people are on a preaching rotation, and they have done a wonderful job. Our Service Ministry Team went and helped them on a workday that accomplished several goals.  I have led them in a leadership summit and have been moderating their Session for nearly two years now.  They have invested in technology, facilities, and personnel.  It is exciting to see the hope and energy that is renewed because of the loving help of our church.  Pray for Mount Denson and look for more opportunities to help out our fellow church.
  2. We have launched an online campus called Gospel Compass.  From this platform, you will receive several opportunities to engage with the Bible, keep up with the church, and some fun stuff along the way.  One person said, “Crisis doesn’t create change; it accelerates it.”  We were creating more online content before March but realize that this new reality requires a new outreach.
  3. We have hired the services of Kevin Brewer Productions.  Kevin is a fine young man with a degree in film from MTSU.  He is replacing the work we did with Nixon Pro.  He can assist us with video and technology on Sundays so that Daniel and I can concentrate on ministry.  You will see Kevin around, so please make him feel welcome.
  4. We built a new video studio in room 216 in Goodlettsville.  With the help of Kenny Vetetoe, we were able to transform an unused room into a multi-set studio with the proper equipment to bring you training resources online.  We will be happy to show it to you!
  5. My favorite thing that’s happened during COVID-19?  We have six people in our church who are preparing for the ministry.  SIX people!  Four have presented themselves to the Session to come under the care of Presbytery.
    1. Daniel Evans is attending Memphis Theological Seminary while he Is serving as our Associate Pastor.  He and Liz are raising four children while juggling careers and ministry and school.  He is an exceptional young man and is a huge blessing to our church.  Pray for him as he continues his training and preparation for ordination.   
    2. Nathan Barnes has served in other churches in the past and has trained at Wilson College in a ministry related field.  You have had the opportunity to hear him teach on Wednesday nights.  He has been speaking at Mount Denson and recently decided to continue his training so that he might be a pastor.  He is a gifted speaker and has a beautiful family.
    3. Dwight Thomas is a deacon in our Gallatin campus.  You have heard him speak on both campuses, and he has also recently preached at Mount Denson, and Donelson C.P.  Dwight is passionate about the scriptures, is a gifted communicator, and has a heart of gold.  He is returning to college at Welch this fall to finish his undergraduate degree in preparation for seminary.   
    4. Ken Stutler is Angela Mills and my son.  He has grown up in church and answered a call to ministry at a young age.  He is training at Welch College and serving as Student Pastor of Center Point Baptist.  He is doing a great job there and has preached several times recently there.  He plans to come under the care of our Presbytery and to continue his training in seminary.

In addition to these men, we have two young ladies that are in college preparing for ministry.

  1. Ashley Cook is completing her summer internship with us.  She has been helping lead worship in our church for the past six years.  She is a senior at Union University, and she is preparing for worship leadership.  She is very talented, and her leadership has been a blessing to us all.
  2. Hannah Stutler is Angela Mills and my daughter.  She is a second-year junior at Lee University and is majoring in Discipleship Ministries.  She wants to be a speaker and writer and to participate in missions.  She has also been active in leading our worship.  You will get the opportunity to hear her speak this Sunday at both campuses.     

 
In addition, I have also been working with three young men who are from other churches.  This is a huge blessing for me and us as a church.  On occasion, we will allow these folks to speak and to use their gifts and develop their callings.  I love to be in the pulpit, and I don’t give my time up lightly.  However, we owe it to these people to provide them with every opportunity to develop their skills and build confidence.  Please remember that they have something to offer, and they are speaking under my authority and direction.  I am confident in what they are teaching, and I know that it will be edifying.  Don’t expect them to be flawless and don’t look down upon them.   Paul tells Timothy, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because of your youth.”  One of the greatest things we can do as a church is to train a new generation to serve in God’s church.  I can’t be more pleased with these folks and more thrilled to assist them in their growth and training. 
Take that COVID-19!
 
Blessings,
 
Tim                       
 

“Gallatin Update with Pastor Daniel”
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Important stuff that YOU NEED TO KNOW!

Check out the links below by clicking on the blue boxes beneath the pictures. From the church website, you’ll be able to see more information, give online, watch Sunday morning sermons and stay up to date with current information!

To view the list of church members, loved ones, and family members who need your prayers, please click here.

Thank you for taking the time to read this week’s newsletter. Have a blessed week and we hope to see you soon at Goodlettsville Church!


Sunday’s Message:   A Hero’s Welcome

2 Peter 1

Please join us Sunday, July 26th at our Gallatin Campus, for our Sunday morning services with worship and preaching. You may also watch online if you are unable to get out.  You are also welcome to give us your feedback on the Facebook page and communicate with one another even while the service is going on.

We’ve included the links to our Goodlettsville and Gallatin Facebook pages as well as our YouTube page.

Goodlettsville Church Website:

https://www.goodlettsville.church/

Gallatin Church Website:
https://gallatinchurch.church/

Goodlettsville Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/Goodlettsvillecpchurch

Gallatin Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/GallatinChurch/

Church Youtube Page:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxc1zcaRL0L45BLqrT9FKFQ
 

Prayers and sympathy to the C.J. Edrington’s and family at the passing of her brother today.  He lived in Kansas.  Please remember the family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Cards of condolences to:
Mr. & Mrs. Greg Edrington 
608 Indian Hills Mound
Goodlettsville TN 37072

COVID has changed the way we live.  It continues to evolve and change the way we go about everyday life. We have been faced with making tough decisions about an uncertain future. Public health, requirements for social distancing, and safety have resulted in the unfortunate decision to cancel events for the year. A Backpack Give-Away will not be held at the Goodlettsville Church Campus this year.  The Goodlettsville Chamber of Commerce announced last week that the 2020 Salty Dog Festival has also been canceled. Based on this decision and the ongoing COVID numbers, the Kars for Kids Car Show for the Samaritan Kids Ministry has also been canceled.   
 
The Good News is:  We will still provide backpacks and supplies to the schools.  Metro Schools will begin in August with online classes.  We have been in communication with Goodlettsville Elementary and Goodlettsville Middle School.   Each will receive backpacks and supplies for the students. 

These will be basic supplies.  All will be given to the Goodlettsville Elementary and Middle for them to distribute to the children.
 
This is an excellent opportunity to support the schools and students in our community, especially during COVID.  Please support the students in our community by making a monetary donation for supplies.  Checks can be made payable to GCPC Samaritan Kids Ministry.  If you would like to make a monetary donation online, you may click the down arrow and choose Samaritan Kids Ministry. 

 

The world premiere of a video we have been praying over, excited about, and working on getting out for over a month now. Please watch, like, and share this powerful story of God’s grace and love for us, His children.
This is an amazing story.  Please click on the link below to watch the video.

 

Links you need:

Promiseland/Playhouse Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/promiseland.kids/

Promiseland Kids Instagram https://www.instagram.com/promiselandkids/

Branch Student Ministry Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/241627310231/

Branch Student Ministry Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gcpcbranchyouth/

Families…don’t forget to check out
https://www.goodlettsville.church/youth-ministry/ 
for all kinds of resources from cradle to college for them & you!  New content added every week!

 

Tammy Sykes

Next Gen Ministry Director

Goodlettsville/Gallatin Church

615.859.5888

www.goodlettsville.church

Playhouse Preschoolers

Join Ms. Madie, Ms. Allyson & Mrs. Tammy on Wednesday nights at 7 PM for “Bedtime Bible Stories”.  Zoom invites will be emailed. If you did not receive an invite to this week’s “Bedtime Bible Stories”, please let us know by messaging Tammy at gcpctammy@comcast.net for a zoom invite. 

Tammy Sykes

Next Gen Ministry Director

Church Family,

Our church directory is now available online for you to view. We hope you will find the most current information about our church family. You will be able to edit your info and add a picture of your family or yourself. If you have any questions or don’t see your information, please email Kathy at:gcpckathy@comcast.net.

Please use the link and password below to access the directory. 
https://servantkeeper.com/directory/GCPC
Password is: gcpctn
 

Giving to God during COVID-19

The church is often accused of being “Consumer Christians” because of how and why they give. They often don’t give if they aren’t in worship. They don’t give if they are mad about something. They give more if they like what the church is doing. Basically, they pay for the value they think they are receiving. This is not biblical giving.

Biblical giving is the realization, in the life of a believer, that God has provided everything they have. They understand that they are stewards of HIS resources. They give unconditionally to Him in response to how much He has entrusted to them. The Body of Christ, His church, is the vehicle God has given us as a receptacle for our offerings. The church administrates these gifts under the careful oversight of pastors, elders, deacons and finance committees.

This is a time to remember that we are not consumers. We are those who have received unmerited favor and we give unconditionally to Christ through His church. We have established online giving through our websites and you are also welcomed to mail your offerings to 226 South Main Street Goodlettsville, TN 37072.

May God Bless you for your faithfulness!

Your Elders and Deacons

 

7/19/20
 
General Fund – $2,907.44
LAL – $532.56
Total: $3,440.00
 
Online – $5,030.00
LAL – $160.00
Music – $50.00
Total Online Giving – $5,240.00
 
TOTAL GIVING: $8,680.00
 
Gallatin – $399.00
Total: $399.00
 
Online Gallatin – $6,125.00
 
TOTAL GALLATIN – $6,524.00
 

During this time, our Shut-ins need some much-needed love.  Please consider sending them a card or giving them a call while we are at home for the next couple of weeks.  Below is a list of our Shut-ins with their address and phone number.  If you know of someone in the church that is not on this list, please let me know, and I will add them.  So let’s Belong / Grow / Serve and show our love to these precious people.
 


 

ELDERS 2020
Don Brown      (615) 306.4663
Steve Cook     (615) 478.2522
Michael Davis  (615) 207.8841
Nathan Gallaher  (615) 440.8492
Gail Garrett   (615) 972.0621
Martha Hager   (615) 419.7858
Bill Hoffman (615) 202.3626
Vincent Lopez   (615) 596.8629
Cheryl Resha   (615) 838.4028
 
DEACONS 2020
Roy Ayers  (615) 927.6040
Chris Broander   (615) 330.3977
Greg Edrington  (615) 626.5339
Dianne Harden  (615) 310.2276
Keith Ford  (615) 473.2640
Cody Richardson  (615) 207.2639
Theresa Stanfill  (615) 430.9061
 
GALLATIN DEACONS 2020
Dwight Thomas  (615) 906.2223
Evan Tomlin (615) 803.0542
Sharon Been   (615) 812.6948
Ted Brown  (615) 707.0935

__________________________________________________
JULY
ELDER/DEACON
 
ELDER:
Nathan Gallaher – (615) 440.8492
 
DEACON:
Theresa Stanfill – (615).430.9061

 


Check out our online giving…It is easy to use, and you can run it through your checking, credit, or debit card.  It is safe and secure, and you can designate it to different funds. Also, you can see what you have given throughout the year.  If you have any questions, please call Kathy Dawson at 615.859.5888 or 563.210.1806.  You may also click on the link below to sign-up for online giving!  We hope you will give it a try!  https://www.goodlettsville.church/give/

 

Instructions on how to text to give. 

Click on the link below

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1_GA6n7ALH9BMXEsov-fjqMG5OjrahK5

Mailing Address:
Goodlettsville/Gallatin Church 
226 S Main Street * Goodlettsville, TN 37072

Gallatin Location:
1570 Pilot View Gallatin

Office Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed. –  9 am – 4 pm, at the Church
Thursdays & Fridays – Staff, working from home.
 
Church Office Phone Number: 615.859.5888 – Please leave a message if calling Thursday or Friday, your call will be returned on Monday.  If you need assistance before Monday, please email Kathy at gcpckathy@comcast.net or call 563.210.1806

Lead Pastor
Tim Stutler
gcpctim@comcast.net
 
Associate Pastor
Daniel Evans
gcpcdaniel@comcast.net
 
Next Gen Director
Tammy Sykes
gcpctammy@comcast.net
 
 




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