Seeking ‘a more accurate representation of the kingdom of God’

Kelli Braggs diversifies pastoral team at The Gathering The Reverend Kelli Braggs was recently appointed by the bishop to The Gathering’s ministerial team as associate pastor. “I’m appointed here for a year as a learning opportunity to do a church plant in the near future,” Braggs said. Read More

Posted on: August 15, 2018

Become a Literacy Project Mentor!

The start of another school year means the start of another Literacy Project year! This year we are expanding to a third school and increasing the number of students we will mentor. If you want to be a part of work that really is making a difference in the lives... Read More

Posted on: August 7, 2018

At this fast-growing church, everyone is welcome. No asterisks.

ST. LOUIS • It takes only a few minutes to figure out this is not going to be a typical Methodist church service. In the foyer, members of The Gathering stop for a cup of French roast or decaf coffee to take with them into the sanctuary. On the wall across from the... Read More

Posted on: August 7, 2018

Easter service offering funds St. Louis Public Schools literacy program

ST. LOUIS, Mo. ( – A special Easter gift went to elementary schools in the St. Louis Public School (SLPS) District on Sunday. In a large service at the Peabody Opera House, hosted by The Gathering United Methodist Church, all the donations made in the church offering went directly to funding the literacy... Read More

Posted on: August 7, 2018

Essential To Our Mission

  At The Gathering, CoreGroup leaders are in the best position to develop deep and meaningful community. We believe that God never intended for us to do faith alone. We share joy with, carry the burdens of, and stand up for one another. It is through connecting with others that God is... Read More

Posted on: July 16, 2018

Garrett & Jenny’s Story

“Not just monetarily, but giving time and energy has gone to increase my relationship with God, and with the people around me that are on the same journey.” Garrett and Jenny have been attending The Gathering for about six years and are active members of our Webster Site. They began... Read More

Posted on: July 9, 2018

Witnessing Whiteness

Witnessing Whiteness is a 10-week class sponsored by the YWCA and facilitated by trained volunteers. The work of Witnessing Whiteness groups draws on the book Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It, by Shelly Tochluk. The book has 9 chapters and while group sessions... Read More

Posted on: June 25, 2018

What You Don’t Know About The Gathering

Over the last six months, in breweries and churches, on Monday and Thursday nights people from The Gathering have been on a journey. First, they attended Next to learn about where The Gathering is headed, where we’ve been, and why they already belong. After that, they went to Explore. Over four weeks they... Read More

Posted on: June 11, 2018

Lany & Steffani’s Story

“We have a congregation that isn’t sitting in the stands, on the sideline, they’re in the game. People are energized and actively engaged in the betterment of the church.”  This weekend Lany and Steffani Lautenschlager shared some of the things they have learned living a generous life. We are so... Read More

Posted on: June 5, 2018