Policies and Procedures
Using our facilities
We welcome the community to use our facilities in an appropriate manner. We have classrooms, lounges, a large meeting hall and kitchen that can be used for church or non-church related events. Our policy asks that you contact our office to check availability. Then you need to complete an Application for Use of Church Facilities and Equipment that must be returned to the church office 30 days before the planned event.
Click the link below if you are a group requesting to use the building for multiple instances:
Building Use Application – Multiple OR On-going Use
Click the link below if you are an individual requesting to use the building for a single event:
Building Use Application – One Time Use
Other important information for Building Use:
Building Use – Fee Schedule – January 2019
Building Use – Checklist – January 2019
Building Use – Policies & Guidelines – January 2019
For groups and organizations, it is required that you provide us with a copy of your Certificate of Liability Insurance or a National Insurance Certificate.
Please refer to the complete policy and guidelines “Use of Facilities at Gates Presbyterian Church” section in Committee Descriptions and Church Policies, Guidelines and Bylaws for Gates Presbyterian Church 2014.
Submitting articles for the monthly Harbinger newsletter
Generally, articles for the Harbinger are accepted up to the third Wednesday of the month to be published in the following month’s newsletter. Such as, an article submitted by the third Wednesday of January will appear in the February Harbinger. Schedules do change, so contact our office if there are concerns.
To submit an article for the Harbinger, call or email the office.
Submitting articles for the Sunday worship bulletin
Articles for the Sunday bulletin are accepted up through Wednesday to be included in that Sunday’s bulletin. Call or email the office with the information.
Policy for closing
We follow the Gates-Chili school district calendar and Emergency Closings policy. When Gates-Chili cancels their day and/or evening activities because of inclement weather, our building is closed also. On Sundays, worship is canceled if there is an official state of emergency. Tune in to the broadcast on local television and radio stations for Gates-Chili High School Closings or Monroe County information.
For the following policies and forms, see the Committee Descriptions and Church Policies, Guidelines and Bylaws for Gates Presbyterian Church 2014:
Memorial Garden Policy
Athletic Teams Policy
Guidelines for Infant Baptism
The GPC Christian Service and Memorial Service Policy
Report on Presbyterian Polity Regarding Comments from the Pulpit on Social and Political Issues
Inclusiveness, Worship, and Language at GPC
Escrow Fund Policy
Fund Raising Policy
Memorial Fund Policy
Endowment Fund Policy
Mustard Seed Scholarship Program and Application
Sexual Misconduct Policy
GPC Employee Manual