BlogCategory: Spotlight Stories

Home & Away – Week 2

Giving is a great way to participate in all of the cool things that are happening at the church. For Adam and Amy Olsen, giving has been their way of supporting all of the church’s ministries. Their family started giving trusting that God would multiply their gifts. No matter how much... Read More

Posted on: November 26, 2019

Home & Away – Week 1

Gratitude and giving are at the center of our faith. They are what make Thanksgiving and Christmas meaningful. So this year we are going to put them back at the center of our holiday season. First, we hope you begin to pray and prepare to give a special gift on... Read More

Posted on: November 18, 2019

Jaime García

In week 3 of BFF IRL we welcomed former Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia. Jaime talked about shame and vulnerability and the role they played in his relationships. Check out Jaime’s testimony  

Posted on: September 12, 2019

CoreGroups – Jeff & John

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 20, 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

CoreGroup Hosts – Katy & Steve

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: July 15, 2019

CoreGroup Host – Tim

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: July 9, 2019

CoreGroup Hosts – Jarrod & Sophie

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: July 1, 2019

More To The Story – The Hinkles

Olive + Oak and The Clover and The Bee are two of the most popular restaurants in Webster Groves. While the restaurants are successful, the story behind the restaurants may be the most amazing part.  Co-owners and congregants Mark and Jen Hinkle share how a tragedy became the start of... Read More

Posted on: May 28, 2019

More To The Story – Ryan McClure

Part of serving at risk youth in our region — is removing barriers to their success. One man’s vision has grown to an international organization. Congregant Ryan McClure recognized that he was uniquely equipped to make a difference — proof that there’s always more to the story…

Posted on: May 21, 2019

Lifting Up Literacy This Easter

For the past 5 years, The Gathering’s Literacy Project has been investing in St. Louis schools. The program has grown from a few mentors in one school, to 125 volunteers serving in our three partner schools; Peabody Elementary, Washington Elementary, and Laclede Junior Academy. Every week mentors meet with kindergarten... Read More

Posted on: May 6, 2019

Greater Impact – My Own Library

As you may know, Greater Things is, in part, about greater impact — and our ability to change lives. It’s because of your generosity that we’ve been able to invest in My Own Library, perhaps even more important than that we’ve invested in these kids. All of this is possible... Read More

Posted on: March 25, 2019

Greater Reach – Making Space For New People

Two years ago we began a generosity initiative called Greater Things. One of our goals was to increase our reach and make space for new people in our church. There are hundreds of stories of people who came, people who stayed, people who invited others and people who became deeper... Read More

Posted on: March 25, 2019

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

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

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