BlogCategory: M-Note

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

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


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

Some Personal Convictions // M-Note 5.29.20

May 29, 2020 Dear Gathering, Wash! Be clean! Remove your ugly deeds from my sight. Put an end to such evil; learn to do good. Seek justice: help the oppressed; defend the orphan; plead for the widow. Isaiah 1.16-17 In the past week, there were two news stories that when taken... Read More

Posted on: May 29, 2020

Hanging Onto Hope // M-Note 4.17.20

April 17, 2020 Dear Gathering, I want to thank all of you that worshiped with The Gathering on Easter Sunday. While we had to celebrate Christ’s resurrection in a much different way, we DID celebrate. A record number of people tuned in to worship together online and for that I... Read More

Posted on: April 18, 2020

Coronavirus Updates // M-Note 4.3.2020

April 3, 2020 Our mission at The Gathering is to invite new people to become deeply committed followers of Christ. Our vision is to create a Christian community that is compelling for new generations of people in St. Louis. We believe our city needs our church now more than ever.... Read More

Posted on: April 9, 2020


March 27, 2020 Here is a list of  all the ways you can connect and participate in ministry at The Gathering during this time of social distancing Worship: Worship online Sundays at 9am, 10:45am and 5pm on Facebook Live, YouTube or The entire service will remain on The Gathering... Read More

Posted on: March 30, 2020

Coronavirus Update // M-Note 3.19.2020

Dear Gathering, It is hard to believe that just a week ago most of us were going about our normal lives. The arrival of the Coronavirus and the health and safety guidelines that come with trying to slow its spread have changed almost everything about our day-to-day.  Our mission at... Read More

Posted on: March 20, 2020

Coronavirus Update // M-Note 3.12.2020

Gathering, We are all getting flooded with messaging surrounding COVID-19, and here at The Gathering we are committed to being a source of calm and hope during these anxious times. Due to the current public health concerns, we have decided to change our Easter plans. We will shift from our... Read More

Posted on: March 20, 2020

Coronavirus Update // M-Note 3.13.2020

Gathering, The situation surrounding COVID-19 is changing daily. This afternoon, our leadership team made the decision to suspend all live services at all three of our sites this weekend and hold online worship only. We will be reevaluating this decision week to week as we monitor updates from health and... Read More

Posted on: March 20, 2020

All The Details About Baptism Sunday // M-Note 8.9.2019

Dear Gathering, This weekend is going to be a fun and meaningful one at The Gathering. We are ending our series on the book of Acts with a Baptism (and remembering your baptism) Sunday. My hope is that every one of you will participate. I know there are some questions,... Read More

Posted on: August 9, 2019