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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

WHAT NEEDS TO STOP? // M-NOTE 6.5.20

June 5, 2020 Dear Gathering, Earlier this week, I listened to my friend and colleague the Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson do a radio interview. As a pastor, President and CEO of the Deaconess Foundation, activist, lecturer, and former co-chair of the Ferguson Commission, his time is in demand. If you... Read More

Posted on: June 8, 2020

Facilities Caretaker

  Facilities Caretaker Job Description Full-time (40 hours/week) PURPOSE OF THE POSTION The Facilities Caretaker has the responsibility for the appearance, maintenance, and general overall cleanliness of The Gathering sites. Ideally we are seeking someone who enjoys cleaning and will see it as their ministry to care for the spaces... Read More

Posted on: June 3, 2020

Connecting with Kids Virtually

A major part of our commitment to creating a Christian community that is compelling for the next generation is our Gathering Kids ministry. Our kids bring so much to our community, and while we are apart we are still sharing the truth of God’s love with our kids. In addition... Read More

Posted on: June 3, 2020