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Vacation Reflections // M-Note 8.7.2020

August 7, 2020 Dear Gathering, Last week, I took some time-off to spend with my family before we  take my oldest son, Caleb, off to college next week (pending COVID of course). Being away always gives me time to reflect – on life in general, parenting, faith, myself, and the course... Read More

Posted on: August 7, 2020

Highlights // M-Note 7.17.20

View this email in your browser   July 17, 2020 Dear Gathering, While we may not be worshiping in person yet, a lot is happening around The Gathering. I wanted to share a few highlights. Pastors Adam Baker and Charity Goodwin have officially joined our staff. Last weekend, they both... Read More

Posted on: July 21, 2020

Plans for the Rest of Summer // M-Note 7.10.20

  View this email in your browser   July 10, 2020 Dear Gathering,               Today I want to update you on our ministry plans for the rest of the summer. We will continue to worship online only at least through Labor Day weekend. We will... Read More

Posted on: July 10, 2020

The Complicated Holiday // M-Note 7.3.2020

July 3, 2020 Dear Gathering,  I’m sure this note finds you preparing for the holiday weekend. I look forward to the Fourth of July every year. Celebrating our country, what it stands for, and the freedom it affords us is worthwhile. For me, the holiday conjures up happy memories of... Read More

Posted on: July 5, 2020

Keep Being the Church // M-Note 6.26.20

June 26, 2020 Dear Gathering, The Gathering did something last night that we haven’t done in a while – we gathered! It was a blast. Sure, it was a little weird, being in masks and scattered all across the parking lot. But being together was such an encouragement to me.... Read More

Posted on: June 30, 2020

Learning About Juneteenth // 6.19.20

June 19, 2020 Dear Gathering, Today is Juneteenth, which by now most of you have at least heard about. Juneteenth commemorates the day that formal orders were read in Texas to emancipate all slaves. It was the last slave state to receive those orders after the ending of the Civil... Read More

Posted on: June 19, 2020

Spiritual Autobiography

Through prayer and conversation you will work to connect the dots to see where God has shown up in your life in the past, look at the action of your life now, and discern where God is calling you to move into your future. Each week will include a short video with prompts... Read More

Posted on: June 19, 2020

Summer Updates // M-Note 6.12.20

June 12, 2020 Dear Gathering, I wanted to update all of you on The Gathering’s plans for ministry this summer. Beginning next week, we will begin opening our McCausland site for small group ministries with under 50 people. This includes ministries like CareGroups, CoreGroups, NEXT, EXPLORE along with baptisms, weddings... Read More

Posted on: June 14, 2020

Summer Book Study

We’ll provide you with a reading plan and discussion guide for a great summer book club! Each group member will need a copy of the book to participate.  I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown Our country is reckoning with racism and the role it plays in every part of... Read More

Posted on: June 11, 2020

Summer Bible Study

How to Read the Bible from The Bible Project As the foundational text of our faith, it is crucial that we find a way to approach The Bible with curiosity, awe, and understanding. This curriculum is based on a series of videos produced by The Bible Project, which explain that, “while... Read More

Posted on: June 11, 2020