Gathering & Gospelling Introductory Letter

Hello Friend!

 We are entering into a 6 week series based upon two books "The Art of Gathering" by Priya Parker and "Unbinding the Gospel" by Martha Grace Reese.

Our Purpose: To Gather to experience God’s Presence, and to Invite others to the do the same.

To Create a Space for this we will:
Ask you to Pray in Church and at Home; for the Church and for all those we meet
Creative Worship: Engage with the differences with worship creatively, remember its only 6 weeks.
Spend some time Reflecting on Questions to ourselves in an act of Confession
Pray Some More, Lean on God, Trust God wants this to be done
Participate in a Community Creating Activity during Worship
Study a Verse at Home: Read it, Journal it, Draw it, Memorize it, Engage in a way that works for you!
Do some Homework to continue your journey

I am very excited for this and hope you can join us for some or all of this important journey to deepen our experience with God together as a community.

Gathering & Gospelling Materials

If you want doc versions, sample bulletins, and the handouts as a separate materials page, email me at Katyandtheword at Gmail

If you use this material, please consider donating to my GoFundMe for my Doctorate in Ministry for Creative Writing as a working Theologian. Any Contribution from $5-100 is appreciated and I am happy to provide receipts as needed.  

Author: katyandtheword

Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant for 7 years, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ. She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible. "Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal. Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one.[66] Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times. "Hallows, not Horcruxes" Harry Potter

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