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.

Faith in the Footlights

Most folks tiptoe into Advent, bracing for the long, cold winter, looking for light and hope in dark days. At Gather, we’re coming to this sacred season with brassy boldness—singing show tunes and letting our lights shine! Don’t miss this extraordinary Advent worship experience on Sunday, November 29, at 5pm CST. You can find us on our YouTube channel below! See you then!!
Watch Our Series Here!

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
November 18, 2020

RED AND YELLOW, BLACK AND WHITE

Pink-Faced Christianity and the Missionary Complex Those of us who grew up in Sunday school probably remember this little ditty: Jesus loves the little children/All the children of the world/Red…
Weekly Update
November 12, 2020

LOUSY COOKS

Silent, Subservient? No Way! Recently I was talking with a friend who decried the recent antics of politically ambitious televangelists. “This is why I left Christianity,” he said. My answer…

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

gatheraop@gmail.com
312-399-3910