Greater Depth – Gathering Students

We always want to be celebrating how God is moving in us and in this community. One of the ways we see this playing out is amongst young people here at the church who are seeking a deeper relationship with Jesus. Three years ago there wasn’t much student ministry happening... Read More

Posted on: March 18, 2019

Lent Devotional

Lent is the season leading up to Easter, when Christians traditionally repent, fast and prepare for the coming of Easter. This year The Gathering has put together a devotional written by members of our congregation for the season. Sign up to receive daily devotional emails below. Subscribe to our mailing... Read More

Posted on: March 5, 2019

Emerge Stories

“I feel like the community of The Gathering has helped me heal so much.” On February 23-26 thousands of United Methodists from around the world will gather in St. Louis for a Special Session of The General Conference to decide how the church will be in ministry with LGBTQ individuals... Read More

Posted on: February 22, 2019

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is the official start to Lent, the season of preparation for Easter. We will be offering Ashes To Go in the morning from 7:00-9:00 am at several locations around the city. In the evening, join us for our Ash Wednesday worship service at 7:00 pm at our McCausland site... Read More

Posted on: February 22, 2019

Open Letter to the United Methodist Church

An Open Letter to the United Methodist Church,   Human beings have a strong preference for “either/or” thinking when often “both/and” thinking better represents the truth. This is especially so in the church, where we embrace the dual truths of seemingly contradictory statements all the time. Human and divine, three... Read More

Posted on: February 13, 2019

Services Cancelled Sunday, February 10

Due to dangerous road conditions services are cancelled at all sites this morning. You can join us for worship online at We will also have 5:00 pm worship tonight at our Clayton Site. Stay safe and spread the word!  #gatheringnow #ForSTL  

Posted on: February 10, 2019

Caring For One Another

The Gathering Care ministry exists because even in our moments of pain, we have the opportunity to recognize that Jesus is with us, even in the toughest of moments. We also have the opportunity to reach out and comfort one another. Over the past year of leading our care ministry, I... Read More

Posted on: February 7, 2019

Site Pastor

Site Pastor Reports to Lead Pastor POSITION OVERVIEW The Gathering is one church with three regional locations.  Each location, or “site” has its own Site Pastor, ministry team, and congregation.  The Site Pastor is responsible for the overall leadership of the site, which includes overseeing paid staff and lay leadership.... Read More

Posted on: January 24, 2019

A Church Where Everyone’s Welcome

In late February, the United Methodist Church is holding a Special General Conference right here in St. Louis to address how we are in ministry with LGBTQ persons. It is a global gathering of Methodists from all over the world and will have important implications for each local church. The... Read More

Posted on: January 17, 2019

Gathering Students Summer Trip Registration is OPEN

It’s going to be a GROOVY summer with Gathering Students! If you’re in 6-12th grade, you’re invited to join us for one of our three summer mission trips. Regular students and first-time guests are welcome to come along for a week of life-changing service, laughs, friends, memories, and so much... Read More

Posted on: January 17, 2019