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Friday, December 31, 2010

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This new year let us thank the ONE who through His death, burial and resurrection WON our pardon from sin.

Our #1 desire is to see men and woman trust Christ as Savior.
If you wish to still make a year end contribution to the gospel ministry of Gateway, you may either:

1. Give online (secured giving) at: http://www.razoo.com/users/qu7vve

2. Mail your check dated December 31, 2010 to:

Gateway Pregnancy Center
960 Springfield Avenue
Irvington, NJ 07111

Thank you!


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

Our main focus is on seeing men and women come to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. We praise the Lord that...

In 2010, Gateway Pregnancy Center has been able to see 1,200 women at our three centers.

Over 165 women have come to Christ.

Over 165 babies have been known born.

Hundreds of follow up contacts have been made.

Over 1000 New Testaments have been given out

80-90 sonograms have been performed at our Elizabeth site

Dozens of boyfriends have been challenged to be responsible

Hundreds of teens have been challenged to remain sexual pure until marriage

Tons of baby items have been given out

Students have been given accurate information for school projects (along with the gospel) and

Our internet website (www.gateway.org) has reached thousands


As many of you know
, our annual budget is $180,000, even though we’ve seen:

a rising cost of living

increased insurance costs

a 3% annual increase in rent (at each of our three facilities)

As of December 26th, we are looking at a deficit of about $43,000 for 2010.

Your ‘end of year gift’ could really help us meet our budget.

We can do more to reach abortion vulnerable women. We can bring the gospel to more women and their boyfriends .. but we need your help.

"For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name,

in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints." Hebrews 6:10


May we hear from you?


Thanks...


PS: If you've already sent a

gift, we thank you!!


Gateway Pregnancy Centers, Inc.

960 Springfield Avenue, Irvington, NJ 07111 and

65 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 405, Elizabeth, NJ 07201

705 Park Avenue Suite 202, Plainfield, NJ 07060

Website: www.gateway.org e-mail: dean@gateway.org Blog: http://gatewayorg.blogspot.com/


Have you considered a year end gift to the gospel ministry of Gateway Pregnancy Center?

There are many ways to give prior to December 31st:

(1) Special needs end of year gift towards
our budget deficit of $43,000


You can send a check in the mail:
Gateway Pregnancy Center, 960 Springfield Avenue, Irvington, NJ 07111

Even if received after January 1st. It can be claimed on your 2010 tax return
if the check is dated December 31st. or before.


(2) A gift 'in memory of' or 'in honor of' a friend or relative

(3) Online gift via our RAZOO challenge. For every $200 received in a particular fundraiser (challenges by Dean, Marisol, Dorothy and Lucy) Gateway receives a $200 matching gift up to a total of $1,000.

We already have $720 in gifts as of December 27th.


Make
a Decision to Support the Vision of Gateway

A team fundraiser for Gateway Pregnancy Centers

Read about the challenge:
http://www.razoo.com/p/holiday-09-Gateway-Pregnancy

Take the challenge:



(4) A variety of other year end ideas:

** Invite Gateway to speak at your church. Thanks to The Crossing in Livingston and LiasonVisual for producing a wonderful 2 1/2 minute promo video for the ministry. We can give a biblical sanctity of life message to your congregation and show this video. Available dates are still open for February and March.

** "LIKE" us on our Facebook page

** Promote our upcoming Baby Bottle Campaign in the months
of January and February

** Donate stock or gift cards

** Place Gateway Pregnancy Center in your will (we can help you set it all up)

May our Lord bless you as you
bless the Gateway ministry!


All authority hath been given unto me in heaven and on earth. Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations” Matthew 28:18

“..if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” Romans 10:9

“Deliver those who are being taken away to death, And those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold {them} back.” Proverbs 24:11-12

“Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Matthew 25:40

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” Ps 119:105


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Year end giving final thoughts …

Year-End Giving to charitable organizations

such as Gateway Pregnancy Center, Inc.

From: Regent Atlantic Capital, 1200 Mount Kemble Avenue,

Morristown, NJ 07960 / www.regentatlantic.com

Subject: Update On The Recently Passed Tax Legislation

One of the most closely watched events this holiday season came to a head on Friday, December 17th. Congress passed the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act. With a name that long, it's no wonder its passage came down to the wire. Unfortunately, this does not leave much room for year-end planning, but it does offer some clarity for the next two years. In any case, here is a summary of what we believe are some of the more relevant provisions for our clients, broken down by income taxes and estate and gift taxes.

Highlights of Selected Personal Income Tax Policies

Unless otherwise indicated, all of the passages below will be in effect for 2011 and 2012 only. Beginning in 2013, all of current tax provisions will sunset and revert back to 2001 levels unless Congress acts to make changes before then.

· Ordinary income tax rates will stay at their current levels and not increase. The top tax rate, currently 35%, was due to jump to 39.6%. Instead of rising, the current rates will remain in place for two more years. There had been a good deal of advice given throughout the year with respect to accelerating income to, in effect, lock in the current tax rates. Since the current rates will be in effect for two more years, the incentive to accelerate income has diminished considerably.

One area in particular where we've modified our view is the treatment of Roth conversions executed in 2010. The default tax treatment for 2010 Roth conversions is to spread the income ratably over 2011 and 2012 , with no taxes being due on 2010 tax returns. Taxpayers also have the option to recognize all of the income in the current year, and until now, that had been our general recommendation. However, with the two-year extension of the current tax rates, we believe it is almost always advantageous to spread the income over the next two years. Notable exceptions could be where an individual took a large deduction (e.g. significant charitable contribution) to offset the income, or if there is specific alternative minimum tax (AMT) planning to determine the breakeven point between AMT and ordinary taxes. See bullet point below on AMT exemptions.

· Tax rate on qualified dividends will remain at 15%. Absent this tax act, the tax rate on all dividends was to reset to ordinary rates. This could have forced everyone to review their portfolios to determine the most appropriate allocations with respect to asset location (e.g. holding certain assets in tax sheltered accounts versus taxable accounts.) This two-year extension ensures that dividend-paying stocks should receive preference in taxable accounts

· Capital gains tax rates will remain at 15% (0% for people in the 10 and 15% tax brackets). They were set to rise to 20%, causing some to consider taking gains this year to lock in the low rates. Since the current rate will be in effect for two more years, there is no reason to accelerate gains simply for tax purposes. Instead, the focus should be in the merit of the investments themselves, and the amount of risk a concentrated position may have on one's portfolio.

· In 2010, there is a temporary repeal of phaseouts of itemized deductions and personal exemptions for high-income taxpayers. This was going to be a one-year repeal, but the act makes it a three-year repeal. As a result, there will be no phaseouts of itemized deductions or personal exemptions, regardless of how high a taxpayer's income will be. Keep in mind that other statutory limits/thresholds such as the 7½% medical deduction threshold and 2% floor on miscellaneous itemized deductions are unaffected and still apply.

· The alternative minimum tax (AMT) exemption, currently $72,450 for joint filers and $47,450 for single filers, was set to revert to $45,000 for joint filers and $33,750 for single filers. This act provides relief for two years by propping up the exemption to $74,450 for joint filers and $48,450 for single filers. While this part of the tax act is intended to provide relief, for most mid-to-high income tax payers in states with sizeable income and real estate taxes, it will pretty much be status quo. Generally, if you're currently subject to AMT, you'll still be in AMT for at least the next two years.

· We find one of the more curious provisions in this tax act is the temporary payroll tax cut for employees. For 2011 only, the rate of payroll tax for Social Security, currently at 6.2%, is reduced to 4.2%. Note that this provision applies only to employees' share of the tax and not employers'. Employers will still pay their share at a rate of 6.2%. Self-employed taxpayers receive a partial benefit, being subjected to a total rate of 10.4% instead of 12.6%.

· This tax act reincarnates the IRA charitable deduction which had originally expired at the end of 2009. Taxpayers who are at least 70½ years of age can make tax-free transfers from their IRAs directly to a charitable organization on what would otherwise be taxable distributions. This exclusion is limited to $100,000 and is available retroactively in 2010 and for 2011. While recognizing that the timing of this legislation leaves little room for planning, there is a provision that allows for transfers made in January of 2011 to be treated as being made in 2010. It is important to note that New Jersey residents will be subject to state income taxes on any distribution as charitable deductions are disallowed under New Jersey law.

· Here is a select list of some other provisions that may affect our clients:

· The maximum allowable contribution to a Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA) will remain at $2,000 through 2012, at which time it will revert back to $500.

· Ability to claim an itemized deduction for state and local sales tax in lieu of state and local income taxes for 2010 and 2011

· Above -the-line deduction for qualified education (tuition and related) expenses for 2010 and 2011

· Extension of the American Opportunity Tax Credit (formerly known as the HOPE Scholarship Tax Credit) through 2012. This credit is limited to $2,500 and is partially refundable. Furthermore, the credit begins to phase out at $160,000 for married taxpayers and $80,000 for single taxpayers.

Highlights of Select Estate and Gift Tax Policies

The end of 2009 brought a good deal of chaos and uncertainty that hung over our heads all throughout 2010. This tax act has brought some clarity to the estate planning world, for the next two years, that is. The big news is that the estate tax is back, not that any tax practitioners expected it go away for good.

For the next two years, the estate tax will be assessed at a rate of 35%. The lifetime exemption, which was $3.5 million in 2009, has been bumped up to $5 million per person. In addition, there is a provision that allows for "portability" of the exemption amount between spouses, essentially creating a $10 million combined exemption. This can be very useful in the event the first spouse to die has asset ownership in their name of less than $5 million at death.

Keep in mind that this only applies to people who die before the en d of 2012 because come January 1, 2013, the exemption is due to revert back to $1 million. That said, portability should not be a substitute for estate planning, and it is always important to have appropriate titling of assets in order to equalize each spouse's estate.

There was also a notable change for gift tax planning purposes. Currently, there is a $1 million gift tax exemption and a tax rate of 35%. Under previous tax acts, the exemption amount did not increase when the estate tax exemption was increased, and this act unifies the two exemptions. That means the lifetime gift tax exemption will mirror the estate tax exemption ($5 million) starting in 2011. Basically, this act creates an additional $4 million of tax-free gifting capacity per person.

This is especially important for people with taxable estates who have been contemplating making taxable gifts in 2010 to take advantage of the current 35% gift tax rate, which was set to rise to 55%. Anyone who is in the process of making gifts in excess of the annual exclusion should immediately consult with their estate planning attorney to determine whether or not that process should be halted and revisited again in 2011 when the exemption amount increases.

In addition, the Generation Skipping Transfer (GST) Tax has been reinstated for 2011. In 2010, there is no GST tax. Thus, a person could transfer assets to a "skip" person and incur no GST tax. However, they would still incur a gift tax at 35% assuming they had already utilized their full $1 million lifetime gifting exemption. For 2011, the GST Tax exemption has been re-unified with the estate and gift tax exemptions making it a $5 million exemption as well.

This tax act also clears up some confusion with respect to decedents who passed away in 2010. Executors now have the option of (1) being taxed at a rate of 35% utilizing a $5 million exemption with full step-up in cost basis of asset values or (2) no estate tax and application of the current modified carryover rules and stepped-up basis on $3 million of assets passing to the surviving spouse and $1.3 million of assets to non-spouse beneficiaries.

Our view, in general, is that estates worth less than $5 million would most likely benefit in 2010 from utilizing the new tax law and receiving a step-up in basis on the assets.

Separately, some legislation that was introduced in the initial bill got left on the cutting room floor. Specifically, the proposed legislation to extend shorter-term Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs) to a minimum trust term of 10 years was notably absent from the final legislation.

Fortunately, tax law didn't change on GRATs and they are still an effective means for potentially transferring appreciation to future generations, especially given the low interest rate environment.

This tax act is a significant development in all of our personal planning and will likely create a lot of questions in the minds of clients. Please know that we are always available to address any questions or concerns you may have.

This act takes a good deal of pressure off people with respect to year-end tax planning, so that the remaining days in 2010 can be spent looking ahead to the tax certainty that 2011 and 2012 will bring us. Since this is a temporary tax act, it may be very likely that we will be in the same predicament exactly two years from now. Until then, we can breathe a very small sigh of relief.


Regent Atlantic Capital, LLC does not provide legal, tax, or accounting advice; this presentation reflects our own understanding of current law. To the extent that a reader has any questions regarding the applicability of any specific issue discussed to their individual situation, they are encouraged to consult with the professional advisor of their choosing.

Friday, December 17, 2010


This Christmas..



Make a Decision to Support the Vision ..




and bring on Lucy Droege as the director of our Irvington site

** Your decision will help bring aboard Lucy Droege as our new client services director in Irvington (she is at 76% of her support) allowing us to reach more abortion vulnerable women, more teens with the chastity message and more churches with the opportunity to serve Him locally.
Lucy needs just $3,740 to reach her goal!!


Your decision to support the vision enables Gateway to make a difference in more than 1,200 lives in the next twelve months.

Our ministry challenge is from Esther 4:14:

"For if you remain silent at this time,

relief and deliverance will arise .. from another place.

And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?"

Prizes and Rules

A $1,000 matching grant from Razoo is active for this team fundraising campaign!

Donations to each individual fundraiser will be matched, up to $200 per fundraiser and a total of $1,000 for the team. To qualify for the matching grant, the team must have at least 5 fundraisers, and in the spirit of the holidays, the more the merrier!

Prizes



  • 1st place fundraiser
    Your Choice: A gift certificate to the Spanish Tavern (Mountainside or Newark location), valued at $120.00 OR A Darrell Revis Autographed / Signed New York Jets Mini Helmet, valued at $99.00
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Dean Gavaris (Team Captain)



Thanks to Folks Like You 2010
Gateway Today December 2010
Check out this great video clip:

Thursday, December 2, 2010






This Christmas ..


Make a Decision to Support the Vision of Gateway

A team fundraiser for Gateway Pregnancy Centers


Read about the challenge:

http://www.razoo.com/p/holiday-09-Gateway-Pregnancy

Take the challenge:


May our Lord bless you as you bless the Gateway ministry!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010






Year end giving with a purpose!


www.networkforgood.org/donation/MakeDonation.aspx?ORGID2=22-3027500&source=GS&cmpgn=DNT&vlrStratCode=OM8IEnAe1XHGW%2fqbQIaD3O4kHrCaZImId9I1PZq4o4s4OeHDeo%2fudrQQUgnSnQIH

Also, look out for Gateway's $50,000 Razoo challenge .. coming soon!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Many thanks to Randy Speer of Liaison Visual www.liaisonvisual.com and our friends at The Crossing Church in Livingston, NJ thecrossingchurchnj.org for producing this video for Gateway.

The video was shot at our Elizabeth NJ location and features our new client services director, Marisol Rodriguez.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dean's dad celebrates his 100th birthday today!

Check these out:



Dad's 100th birthday party, held in East Meadow, NY:
http://animoto.com/play/UMUgz1jyfu9bay9gSoUwOQ?utm_content=challenger%3Futm_source%3Dfacebook++

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thank you to the 170 guests for a wonderful 25th. anniversary celebration of the gospel ministry of Gateway Pregnancy Center!

A brief slideshow ..

Maria Westbrook shares in song our theme for Banquet 25:

'Greater Things Are Yet To Come'

Friday, October 8, 2010


Celebrating 25 years in crisis pregnancy ministry

You're invited to Gateway's Annual Stewardship Banquet


Friday October 29, 2010 from 7:00-9:00pm at

The Kenilworth Inn, Kenilworth, NJ
You will hear testimonies by men and women impacted by the ministry You will be blessed with music to stir your soul and challenge your spirit

Gateway Pregnancy Centers 25th. Annual Stewardship Banquet Friday October 29, 2010 7:00 - 9:00 PM


UPDATE!!

Our special guest speaker Kay Coles James fell ill and will be unable to attend.

Gateways director and staff will share exciting details about what's coming up in the 'next 25'!

Please all us at 973-399-8378 or email dean@gateway.org to reserve a seat. There are still reservations available. We are some 30 reservations below our guarantee.

Please pray as to how you will participate in the freewill offering to be taken that evening. An opportunity will be available for monthly pledge giving.

Our banquet theme this year will be...

'Greater things are yet to be done in the city'

Check out Chris Tomlin's song at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0hJ4JfPeKs&feature=related

Our special musical guest will be our very own Maria Westbrook

Rev. Maria Antoinette (Rimmel-Ellis-)Westbrook was born and raised in the “Projects” of Pittsburgh, PA. Shortly thereafter, she had a terrible interruption in her life due to her mother’s 3rd divorce, creating a sudden, unannounced move to Compton (Los Angeles), CA. As a teenager, this thrust her into a world of hatred, misery, homelessness, and utter loneliness. Also, her mother suffered a stroke when she was 16. In spite of it all, God spared Maria’s life by introducing her to a teen focused community outreach program & church. This enhanced her spiritual & academic growth and eventually led her to the opportunity of receiving several academic scholarships by being 3rd in her class, therefore granting her the chance to attend William Penn University in Iowa where Maria received her degree in Business Administration and Economics, with later education at Fuller Seminary, CA, Eastern Bible College, PA, and graduate of Metropolitan Bible Institute, NJ.

After serving for over a decade in a thriving business career at Kemper Insurance in Collection Accounting & Underwriting (which included working at the World Trade Center, NYC), while volunteering after work, she began to recall how blessed she was to overcome childhood tragedy, realizing that God was “calling” her to serve full-time to “give back” what she had gained; to young people, parents, families, and community of Newark, New Jersey.

Including her business career & community service over the past 25 years, and Ordination 18 years ago, Maria has served in the areas of Accounting, Underwriting, Administration, Nonprofit Organizational & Fundraising Development & Leadership Development, Women’s Counselor, Women’s Seminar Leader, and established Teen Programs, Gang Intervention & Prevention Programs, and Young Married Couples’ Counseling & Gatherings along with her husband, Michael including at Fountain Baptist Church (Rev. J. Michael Sanders), and at St. John UFB Church (Late Bishop Curtis D. Gilmore, Sr.). She and her husband also helped to pioneer Young Life in Newark, NJ (a street outreach to teenagers) in 1986 through 2003, where she also served as Administrator, Trainer, and Fund Developer for Young Life’s Vice Presidents Office of Multicultural & Urban Ministries in the E. Div. of the U.S.

Maria currently serves in the city of Newark, NJ as Vice President, Co-Founder, and Assistant. Pastor of Greater Life, Inc. (an expanded holistic outreach to Youth, Family & Community), and Greater Life Christian Fellowship Church, alongside the leadership of her wonderful husband, Michael, who is also Co-Founder, President, and Pastor.

Maria has been certified/graduated in several areas of expertise, including the Executive Leadership Program of The Institute for Black Family Development, Urban Youth Work, Crisis Pregnancy Counselor to women & families, Grant Writing/Consultation/Fund Development, and the Newark Community Orientation Course. She has also been professionally trained and participated in statewide choirs, musicals, and solo productions, and is honored to be 4th cousin of W.C. Handy (“Composer/Father of The Blues” -- on the June page of the African-American Heritage Calendar! J )

Maria is listed in the “National Who’s Who” Directory, and has received numerous other awards for her service to others, including the State of New Jersey First Lady Award! She has volunteered her time over the years at: Local Boys’ & Girls’ Club, Youth Advocate Program, Youth Employment & Referral Network (YERN), YMWCA, Boy Scouts, Newark Police Clergy Alliance, Gateway (Crisis) Pregnancy Centers in NJ which she and her husband helped to establish in 1992, Newark Anti Human Trafficking Coalition which she and her husband helped to establish in 2005, Essex County Youth Detention Facility, Newark Police Clergy ride-a-longs, Newark-North Jersey Black Church Clergy, and serves on several organizations’ Board of Directors.

Rev. Maria A. Westbrook is joyfully J married to Pastor Michael T. Westbrook for 25 years on Sept. 1st, residing in Newark, NJ for 23 years. They have 2 unborn babies in Heaven……..have 6 Godchildren, have been “parenting” orphaned children of murdered/deceased parents; humbly assisting parents in crisis situations for 25 years.

Maria’s quote: “It is an honor to serve others, as I, too, have been served; encouraging them to take hold of assistance & opportunities for Greater Life; leading to healthier Youth, Families & Community!”



(973) 399-8378 dean@gateway.org

Check out our BLOG at www.gateway.org for updates, directions and a biography

Celebrating 25 Years of Ministry

Pregnancy Center have been helping some 25,000 women in Elizabeth, Irvington, Plainfield and the surrounding communities. The gospel ministry of Gateway has had the opportunity to share Christ with women who otherwise may never enter a church building.

Services offered by the Gateway ministry include pregnancy testing, boyfriend and husband counseling on responsibility, limited ultrasounds for pregnancy verification, infant clothes and supplies, baby furniture, post abortion counseling, church, high school, college, radio and television speaking opportunities, Internet counseling, and various contacts with the judicial system.

All services are free of charge and strictly confidential. Gateway's services are made possible only through church missions giving and individual gifts and pledges.

The banquet is free / Open seating

A freewill offering will be taken for the ministry of Gateway

Reservations are available by advance notice only
For more information: Call Gateway at (973) 399-8378

E-mail us out on Facebook enter: Gateway Pregnancy

Check out the Gateway website www.gateway.org


Friday, October 1, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

As many of you know, our dear sister Violet Brown went Home to
be with her Lord on September 6th.

Her memorial service took place on Saturday September 18th.

Below is the memorial brochure and insert from that service,
along with the message delivered in her memory
.

Please continue to pray for Lee and the family during this time.

Below are audio, video and written memories of Violet:

Memorial-Service-Brochure
http://www.scribd.com/doc/37941494/Violet-M-Brown-Memorial-Service-Brochure

Message delivered in Vi's honor http://www.scribd.com/doc/37942886

Some remembrances of Violet http://www.scribd.com/doc/37942413

A pictorial remembrance http://www.scribd.com/doc/37943443

Violet Brown Pictorial


Monday, September 20, 2010

Please pray for Dorothy's dad (pictured on the left, with granddaughters Rebecca and Lauren)


Dorothy Barnes ne: Black, was Archway Pregnancy Centers director right before I joined the ministry in 1986. She and husband Rev. Tim Barnes are dear friends. Tim pastors the Living Word Alliance Church (http://lwac.org) in New Milford, NJ. I've spoken there many times for the ministry.

Dorothy writes:


Dear Friends,

Please pray for my 85 year old father. He has stage 3B cancer and is to begin chemotherapy and radiation treatments this coming Monday in an effort to extend his life. The treatment is planned for six to seven weeks.

He'll be staying with us ~ his wife is unable to care for him at this time.

Please pray...

* That he will not become real sick from the treatments...

* That we'll be strong for him and have wisdom and strength as we take care of him...

* That the treatments will be successful in extending his life, if it be the Lord's will...

* For his wife, and for my sibings who don't yet know Jesus, that somehow God will use this in
their lives to draw them to Himself...

* that God be the strength of my father's life, and that he grow closer to Jesus through all this... * and for whatever else God puts on your heart to pray.

Thank you, and may the Lord richly bless you!

Love,
Dorothy (& Tim, Lauren & Rebecca)

Monday, September 13, 2010


Keenan Fitzgerald, Jim's son writes:

My Dad is doing well. He is not 100% but probably won't be for a while yet. But the prognosis is good. He remains in the hospital, but is no longer in ICU.

He is getting some of his old personality back and his odd sense of humor, so things are looking good. Thanks again to all the prayer warriors out there.

In Christ, Keenan Fitzgerald - Tuesday, September 14, 2010 10:54 PM

I just received this email from the son of a longtime former volunteer, Jim Fitzgerald.

Please pray for Jim.Thank you, Dean - Monday, September 13, 2010 5:12 PM

'My dad (Jim) was admitted to the hospital today. They think he had a mini stroke and is being held for observation. Please alert your prayer chain. Thanks. Keenan Fitzgerald' -

Former volunteer Jean Fitzgerald updates the story:
Thank you for the prayers. Jim did suffer a mini -stroke. The CT scan showed bleeding in the brain. However, it is very small. He is in the ICU because they want to monitor him very closely. They will be doing more tests to determine if the bleeding stopped or is ongoing. He seems okay but has a hard time talking.(If you can believe that!!) He can't put thoughts together and express them. He knows what's going on and understands what you say. Depending on the tests, he may be home in two or three days. We really appreciate your prayers. Love you all, Jean

Friday, September 10, 2010


Lifting up or putting down?
... some thoughts on
Hebrews 10:1-10

As we lift Him up and not put down those whose words or lifestyle oppose Him, the focus will be on Him, and not on our perceived 'enemies'.

Our enemy is Satan!

Resist Him by drawing near to God and by bringing the gospel to a lost world.


What we say, write or do - does it simply expose the problem or reveal the solution?


Do we seek revolution, reformation or revival?


Strive towards righteousness, not simply being right.


Remember that Christ's sacrifice was once for all. Hebrews 10:1-10:

'1 For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near. 2 Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have any consciousness of sins? 3 But in these sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. 4 For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

5 Consequently, when Christ [1] came into the world, he said,“Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired,but a body have you prepared for me;6 in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure. 7 Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God,as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.’”
8 When he said above, “You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings” (these are offered according to the law), 9 then he added, “Behold, I have come to do your will.” He does away with the first in order to establish the second. 10 And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

For a message delivered at Living Word Alliance Church, West Milford, NJ on Sunday August 29, 2010 click here and scroll down to: Are You On The Level With Jesus?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I'm Glad You're Here Too!
{will YOU be there?}

A portion of the the proceeds will benefit the ministry of Gateway

An Event You Won't Want to Miss

When

October 1 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Location

First Baptist Church

525 Thoreau Terrace, Union, NJ

UNITED FOR UNION FUNDRAISER

The funniest fundraiser you will ever attend...

Imagine this... you're suddenly thrust onto a stage and asked to walk through a door, into a scene you know nothing about!

When you walk through the door into this unknown situation, you're greeted by the line “I'm glad you're here!” and you have to improvise your way through the scene. That is what's going to happen to our four very special guest stars ...on Friday, October 1st, 2010.

And just who are the guest stars?

David A. Dein - Star 99.1FM Morning Show funny man

Dr. Patrick Martin - Superintendent of the Union Township Public Schools

Dean Gavaris - Director, Gateway Pregnancy Center

Laura McKay - Principal, Timothy Christian School

Join them and our ensemble cast as the hilarity ensues as each walk through the door!

“I’m Glad You’re Here!” is a semi-improvisational comedy based on the hit Australian TV Show, “Thank God You’re Here!”

This one-night-only performance will be at First Baptist Church in Union, NJ. It’s a night of side-busting, laugh-out-loud comedy you won’t want to miss!

Tickets are only $10.00 and all proceeds will go to The Union Community Food Bank, Gateway Pregnancy Center, and the Union Community Service Project.

TICKET SALES BEGIN SEPT 1st - SEATING IS LIMITED


FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT STEVE AT

(908) 403-6464 or email him @

sguglich@gmail.com






I'm Glad You're Here Too (Insert) (5x7)

Check it out
on Face Book: www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=9272&id=537626890&saved#!/event.php?eid=142217659131941&ref=mf


.. and look for the promo on TV-34 Union