weekly update

August 10, 2022

Prayer. We began a new series over all of our campuses on Praying BOLD Prayers. Each week, we will have a different focus and we challenge you to join us in prayer daily at 11:11am. Set an alarm and stop and say a prayer – this week, our focus is PRIVATE PRAYER – spending time alone with God. Even Jesus slipped away to spend time alone with His Father. He led by example. If HE needed that time alone with God, so do we. 

 

WE WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT IF YOU MISS ANY OF OUR WEEKLY SERMONS IN EITHER OUR TRADITIONAL OR CONTEMORARY SERVICES, YOU CAN ACCESS THEM ON OUR WEBSITE HERE .


GET INVOLVED! We have SO many opportunities to plug in at The Purple Door Church. Our activities are ramping up and we are fully open and have all of our activities available to our congregation and community! There are plenty of places for you to serve – WE NEED YOU and want to encourage you to check out list of opportunities – go to our website:OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE  . 


PRAYER REQUESTS - We want to remind you that we are here for you! If you need prayer during this time, please reach out to us at communications@gcumc.org.


We also want to encourage you to check out our NEXT STEPS  tab here on website where you can find in-depth information about our different ministries and events, including Bible studies
and small groups

family & kids

CONFIRMATION CLASS COMING UP - Attention 6th graders (or older), we will have a confirmation class starting in September! We will meet September 11th, October 9th and November 13th. Confirmation Sunday will be November 20th! These classes take place after church at 12:30pm. Please sign up for this class by August 28th by contacting Pastor Brandi, Brandib@gcumc.org.

 


SUMMER MERGE  Summer Merge sessions wrap up this month! Our fall kickoff will happen September 14th and then we will jump into a session called Wipeout. We are excited to start back together weekly! Please look at our sign up for the upcoming dates and be sure to register so that we can know who will attend from week to week and have enough supplies!   SIGNUP GENIUS LINK


When Merge launches back up in the fall, we want to remind you that this is the time that our preteens meet as well! They will gather with the large group for worship and then break off into their own space for a time specific for them. We hope that your families will join us. If you would like to help with this group, there is also a place to sign up on our merge sign up genius, above!


SUNDAY SCHOOL- Sunday School continues to meet week after week as the children navigate the books of the Bible. We need your help, using your gifts and talents to teach these young disciples and point them to Jesus. Starting in September, we will be adding a class for preteens during our 11am hour and that takes extra hands. Please consider serving one of the age groups by signing up HERE  to serve! Questions on any of the above? Contact Pastor Brandi, Brandib@gcumc.org.

      

Questions on any of the above? Contact Pastor Brandi


If you'd like to visit our Children/Family/Teens page, go here .

all church

ALL CHURCH PRAYER - Don't forget to join us each day at 11:11 for prayer as we walk through our series Bold Prayers. We know that prayer is powerful and works and it is amazing when the church comes together to pray. Just a reminder, this week our focus is on praying for family, your family, the families you interact with, families in the church and in the community. Praying for strong family units. Let's watch and see what God does as we intentionally pray together!


ST. MARK’S COMMUNITY EVENT AUG. 13TH, 10-12PM - We are planning a community event at St. Mark’s Campus giving away backpacks, school supplies, boy’s haircuts, free clothing store, crafts, food and games. We are asking for prayers, volunteers on the day and to donate for our event. Please contact Pastor Lizzy for more information, LizzyO@gcumc.org.

 

BIBLE JOURNALING RETURNS! After many requests, Bible journaling is starting back up! We will meet the 4th Monday of each month at 6pm. We will potluck, get into the Word and be creative. No experience or supplies necessary!

 

SCHOOL IS STARTING AND WE’RE GONNA PRAY! On August 21st, we will gather together to pray over our local schools. We will meet at the church at 6pm and carpool to the schools and pray over them. We would love for you to join us!

 

SAFETY TRAINING - Saturday August 20th, 9-11:30am. All are invited to attend to learn about our safety protocols and self-defense training. We live in an uncertain world, and we strive to be prepared. If you are in ministry at the Purple Door, this training is for you! Please plan to attend. Questions? Contact our church office, 614/875-5612 or communications@gcumc.org.

 

CHOIR RETURNS! Wednesdays at 7pm starting August 31st. All singers welcome. Meet in the sanctuary. Questions? Contact Julie, julie.sheline@gmail.com.

 

BACKPACK/SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE - We are collecting backpacks and school supplies for our partnership with Monterey Elementary School and for the Ohio Hispanic Coalition that meets at St. Mark’s. We will be collecting through August 21st.  Please place items in the marked box in the café. Questions – contact Pastor Brandi, Brandib@gcumc.org


SCHOLARSHIPS - Did you know that you can help with our scholarship programs? We are so grateful to give out a scholarship to all 4 southwestern city school high schools as well as our scholarships within the church. If this is a place you feel called to support, you can put a donation in your offering to scholarships.  Thank you for all of the ways you support our teens!


SMALL GROUPS – GET INVOLVED: Church Family. Community. Connection. These are an essential part of our faith journey. God does not call us to do life alone. We have some opportunities to form new small groups! Are you interested in learning more about growing in this way? Let's get you connected! Contact Pastor Brandi today.


PRAYER TEAM - Prayer is powerful and an amazing gift from God. We have the opportunity to talk directly to our Creator and the ability to pray on the behalf of others. Our prayer team started meeting this past Monday and we will continue to meet every week on Mondays at 9am. During our time together, we will be praying over our Sunday morning prayer requests, needs of the church, our community and nation. We will be prayer walking the church as well. If you are interested in joining, please contact Clarence Dinnen, cmdinnen@gmail.com.


HOBBIES/COLLECTIONS – Do you have a hobby you’d love to share or display for our congregation? Wanted -  volunteers to display in our church display case. Do you have a collection, artwork or themes you’d like to share in the display case? Please call Sandy Reddig at 614/875-5613 or email her at SandyR@gcumc.org.

     

BIBLE STUDIES, SMALL GROUPS - Just a reminder that Right Now Media is available to all of our members as you think about your relationship with God in this upcoming year. Right Now Media is a database FULL of online Bible studies and social groups for individuals, families, children and groups. We often use this media resource in our Bible studies and small groups throughout the year. It’s a GREAT resource for you or for your family to be able to plug in to God’s Word and in the times we use it in our own church group setting. If you’d like to take advantage of this FREE online resource, contact Pastor Brandi to get set up. She just needs your email address. Your faith journey isn’t one you were ever meant to take alone. God made us for community!


o  WOMEN’S SATURDAY MORNINGS, 8AM, VIA ZOOM, BEGINS AUG. 27TH

ENJOYING JESUS, 12 EXPERIENCES THAT WILL DRAW YOU CLOSER

WATCH TRAILER HERE

Enjoying Jesus is intended to be immensely practical. The spiritual disciplines are where theology meets everyday life, but only you can put them into practice in your life. Our hope is that you will try each of the twelve disciplines we’ll cover. The spiritual disciplines aren’t meant to simply be studied, they are meant to be put into action. Their power is in their practice.


o  MONDAY NIGHT STUDY, 7PM, VIA ZOOM, BEGINS SEPT. 12TH

PORTRAITS OF GOD

Learning about Who He is – it’s more than just learning facts. It's about understanding His character and nature. When He is revealed to us through His names, we can experience Him more deeply. When we become familiar with God, we become closer to Him.




To get plugged in with any of our Bible studies or small groups, contact Pastor Brandi .


MISSIONS

😊 😊 WE NEED SMILING FACES TO GREET AND STOCK THE CAFÉ with our coffee and donuts.

 

The time slots are 7:30, 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30am and a sign-up sheet will be on the Mission Counter in the café area. If you’d like more info. or to volunteer, contact Amanda Bailey consmom12@gmail.com.


Refreshments are available in the café upon donation and all proceeds will go to further Missions projects throughout the year. 


FREE STORE NEEDS DONATIONS! The Purple Door Free Store has been extremely busy lately. We need all sizes of infant’s, children’s and teen’s clothing. We also need small and medium adult men’s clothing. If you feel led to donate items, you can drop them off at the Missions table in the café. 


COMMUNITY MEALS OF 2022!

OUR COMMUNITY MEAL IS THE SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH, 4:30-5:30PM. THIS SATURDAY IS OUR AUGUST MEAL!

If you're able to help in any way, please contact Pastor Lizzy or use this signup genius linkso we can make sure we have enough help where needed. Thanks in advance for your continued support with this ministry!


We'd love to have your help in the following areas: 


COOKS - You will be working with others with a set menu with all ingredients provided. 


SET UP - Arrive at 3:30pm to set up tables and chairs (must be 12 or older unless with parent).


KITCHEN SERVERS - You will be filling the meals in the kitchen (must be 16 or older).


DINING ROOM SERVERS - Serve the meal at their table (must be 12 or older unless with parent).


TEAR DOWN AND CLEANUP - Take down all tables and chairs and sweep the floor. This will be until 6pm or until done.


BAKERS ARE NEEDED FOR DESSERTS - Cakes, Pies, Cookies, Cupcakes, etc.  ALL are gladly accepted and appreciated.


For any questions pertaining to our Missions Team, contact Pastor Lizzy .

giving

We have brought back the act of worship in collecting our tithes and offerings in all services; however, if you still are not comfortable with passing of the plates or bringing your offerings forward, we have taken extraordinary measures so that you can continue to give.

The boxes will remain outside of each worship space where you can drop your tithes and offerings.

TEXT TO GIVE - In addition, you can text to give. Text the word “give” to 1 (614) 245-2492.

GIVING ONLINE PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IF PREVIOUSLY GAVE THROUGH PUSHPAY, YOU NEED TO SWITCH TO GIVING THROUGH OUR NEW PLATFORM, ENGAGE. DIRECTIONS FOR SETTING UP YOUR ACCOUNT ARE BELOW.

Online giving is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  • 1.     Click on “Give” on our website, purpledoorchurch.com
  • 2.     Choose “Forgot Password”. Type your email and if the church has your email in our system, a link will be sent to your email. 
  • 3.     Click on the link in your email and it will direct you to Engage/Suran and you may follow the prompts to set up your account.

Any questions regarding giving, contact Kelli at our church office, 614/875-5612, Kelli

CLICK HERE TO GIVE: GIVE


Further, if you would like to know the weekly financials of the church, you may pick up an info sheet at the Info. Desk.