Friday, July 27, 2012
This Sunday we will re-gather as community at Promenade Square, 618 Locust Street following our July Gathering Dinners break. Because of the prevalence of violence in our world (examples: the recent tragedy in Colorado, increasing suicides among U.S. military personnel, and increasingly hostile public rhetoric in political campaigns and religious discourse), we will explore various aspects of violence in society and also explore spiritual responses and alternatives. Our offering is designated for Project Dignidad, a local organization seeking to respond to the violence of hunger. Both monetary gifts and canned/boxed food will be received. We will not have potluck this Sunday.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 5:30 pm
A fabulous time was enjoyed at Megan and Liz's home last Sunday evening. We shared great conversation, great food, and a great dust storm.
Next Sunday, we will meet at the homes of Chris and Les (2605 Palo Duro Drive) and Aretta and Larry (1615 South Madison). It isn't too late to sign up, so email Nancy for more information, email@example.com.
The Gathering does "food" very well. We also do "caring about others" very well. This Sunday, in addition to enjoying food together, we'll also care about others by bringing canned and boxed food for Project Dignidad. Any and all non-perishable items are welcome.
This will be our last July dinner as we will return on Sunday, July 29 to our regular Gathering on Locust St.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Gathering for Dinner and Conversation
Sunday, July 15, 2012, 5:30 pm
Our first Summer 2012 Dinner Gathering got off to a rousing fun-filled evening at Nancy York's home last Sunday. Diners had a great evening sharing food and stories. We look forward to the next dinner this Sunday at Megan and Liz's house, 2798 Oxford Ave, corner of Oxford and A&M. The menu is Mexican - enchiladas and all the trimmings. Menu items needed: beans, rice, salad, guacamole, chips, salsa, cheese, desserts, drinks, ice, something else? If you haven't signed up, it's not too late - there's plenty of room for all. For more information, contact Nancy - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
The Gathering has gone national. Last Saturday's San-Angelo Standard Times article The Gathering: Open Doors, Open Hearts was picked up b the national UCC office and has been included in the denomination's weekly email - KYeP. Pretty cool, huh? It's not been archived, yet, and I've not figured out how to link to it on ucc.org, but if you're interested in signing up for KYeP (Keeping You e-Posted), here's that link. The article was also referenced in this week's South Central Conference (conference of which we are a part) e-newsletter.
We've gotten a lot of positive response from local folks as well as UCC people near and far. Many thanks to Sylvia for telling her reporter daughter Becca about The Gathering, and many thanks to Becca and Kimberly (the photographer) for a great article and pictures.
This coming Sunday, July 8, begins our July Gathering Dinners. We'll gather at 5:30 at Nancy York's house to share dinner and conversation. If you've not signed up but want to participate, come on! There's always room at the table and in The Gathering. If you'd like to contact Nancy about the menu, feel free to email her: email@example.com.