BlogCategory: Church News

Announcing The Gathering App!

“There’s an app for that!” Remember when smart phones first hit the scene? Apps were new and exciting, and every time we discovered a new one we marveled at the creative genius of it all. Well now, there’s even an app for church. We are excited to launch The Gathering... Read More

Posted on: August 5, 2019

CoreGroups – Judith & Andrew

CoreGroups are small groups of people that meet weekly in homes throughout the city. In CoreGroup, you’ll find people who will support and encourage you, pray for you and help you know Jesus better. We know that when we Circle Up with other people to learn and talk about faith,... Read More

Posted on: August 5, 2019

Baptism Sunday

Baptism is a way to mark commitment to following Jesus or a new season of faith. We are going to mark the end of our Accidental Influencers series on August 11 with a Baptism celebration including some immersion baptisms. If you are interested in being baptized for the first time... Read More

Posted on: July 3, 2019

Serve at Pridefest

As many of you already know, June is Pride month. What some of you may not know is here at The Gathering we have a ministry called Emerge, comprised of LGBTQ+ and allies. The Emerge ministry wants to be a visible invitation and reflection of God’s love, while offering a... Read More

Posted on: May 30, 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

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 http://gatheringnow.churchonline.org/. 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

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

Dream Big Podcast

New year…new sermon series…new podcast. The story of Joseph is about what it looks like to pursue a dream. There’s polygamy, prostitution, slavery, imprisonment, and yes, even colorful robes. The first episode is out now. Find it wherever you get your podcasts or text ‘podcast’ to 314-300-0128 to subscribe. Apple... Read More

Posted on: January 8, 2019

Financial Peace

Are you looking to pay more attention to your finances? Check out Financial Peace University. FPU will prepare you for whatever lies ahead; college expenses, a wedding, a new baby, moving into a new home, and more. This nine-week class meets on Sundays at 12:45 PM at our Clayton site,... Read More

Posted on: November 2, 2018

Trunk Or Treat

Join the fun at The Gathering’s Trunk or Treat! We will have a trunk contest by site and a raffle for your guests. We welcome candy donations at the Connections tables. If you would like to enter a trunk go to gatheringnow.org/trunkortreat. It will be a ghouly good time, stay... Read More

Posted on: October 12, 2018

Live @ Thrive – S1 E1

Gathering Students is starting a new thing THIS SUNDAY called Thrive! Whether you’re a sixth grader starting middle school or a senior getting ready for graduation, there’s a place for you here. You are invited to a night of wild games, worship with a student band, food trucks for dinner, and... Read More

Posted on: August 15, 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

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