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.

Join us for a summer refresher as we sing and pray and lift one another up during a hot and heavy summer!

June 26th 2020
5:00pm CDT via YouTube!

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
July 30, 2020

GIVING AND RECEIVING

The Mercy Principle Happy are people who show mercy, because they will receive mercy. – Matthew 5:7 There’s a familiar story of two childhood friends whose lives take radically different…
Weekly Update
July 22, 2020

HOPE IN HELPLESS TIMES

Their lives will be like a lush garden; they will grieve no more. Then the young women will dance for joy; the young and old men will join in. –…

Contact.

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Let us know a little about you so we can stay in contact and grow together!

 

Chicago
Presently meeting at:
Pilgrim Congregational Church
460 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL
(Ridgeland Green Line Stop)

gatheraop@gmail.com
312-399-3910