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 and the nominal fee charged. 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. A Certificate of Insurance must be provided 10 days before the event.

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.

Other policies

For the following policies and forms, see the Committee Descriptions and Church Policies, Guidelines and Bylaws for Gates Presbyterian Church 2014:

Memorial Garden Policy
Snow Policy
Athletic Teams Policy
Gambling Policy
Guidelines for Infant Baptism
Wedding Guidelines/Policy
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