When we say, “church is a verb” we mean it.

To gather goes beyond assembling for worship. We gather our best gifts to strengthen our community.

June is Pride Month and we’re doubly proud to be an ecstatically inclusive truly Pentecostal community celebrating three years of Word, work, and worship. Join us live on June 12 and online June 26. We’ve got a lot of rejoicing to do!

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What is Gather?

We are a new Christian community coming to life in the Austin-Oak Park area of Chicago. With the New Testament church as our model, we are authentically Pentecostal, based on the prophecy spoken by St. Peter at the Day of Pentecost: “I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh” (Acts 2:17). Because we believe “all” means all, we strive to be:

  • Ecstatically inclusive
  • Theologically progressive
  • Socially committed
  • Scripturally sound
  • Spiritually adventurous

Why “Gather”?

When we say, “church is a verb” we mean it. To gather goes beyond assembling for worship. We gather our best gifts to strengthen our community. We gather around our struggles, knowing God stands with us. We gather new understanding and wisdom as we study, worship, and support one another in the faith.

What’s the plan?

Gather’s approach to community follows its philosophy of faith formation. We begin everything with prayerful attention to the Word, believing that’s where wisdom and guidance are found. We move to Work that responds to the claims placed upon us as followers of Jesus. Finally, our attention turns to Worship, as that is the rightful celebration of any people whose faith is grounded in the Word and animated in their Work.

Weekly Update
June 9, 2022

Happy Anniversary!

Dear Gatherers, A few heartfelt thoughts on our three-year anniversary. On June 9, 2019, we gathered in the chapel of Pilgrim Congregational Church for our first live worship experience. Over…
Weekly Update
May 25, 2022

Sweet Wonder

Dear Gatherers,   When I was kid, people around me talked about Jesus all the time. They’d tell how they found Jesus to be a bridge over troubled water. (Yep,…
Weekly Update
May 18, 2022

The Faith Project

Dear Gatherers,   We often refer to Gather as a “faith community,” a euphemism most likely coined in hopes of moving away from trigger words like “church” and “religion” or…

Contact.

gatheraop@gmail.com
312-399-3910