Friday, July 4, 2014

Celebrating the 4th!

Sunday, July 6th, will be our last Sunday to meet at the Locust Street location until August 3rd. We will celebrate the July 4th holiday by eating Hot Dogs with all the trimmings.

Along with hot dogs, Pat Hines will be distributing a book from the UCC entitled Hot Dogs and Hamburgers which advocates literacy in the home.

Also we will be discussing current events i.e. immigration, deportation, compassion, and all things having to do with the current immigrant situation in our nation.

~ SUNDAY ~ 6 JULY 2014 ~ 
~ 5:30 PM ~ 618 LOCUST STREET ~

Friday, June 27, 2014

Future Says Ice Cream!

A business meeting will be on the agenda for this week and to make it more fun we will have an Ice Cream Social also. Bring some store bought ice cream or home made ice cream or some cookies or other sweets to go with ice cream. We will discuss the state of The Gathering and enjoy being together and eating ICE CREAM!

~ SUNDAY JULY 27, 2014 ~
~ 5:30 pm ~ 618 Locust Street ~

Friday, June 20, 2014

Celebrating Crockett's Light

We will not meet at our regular place and time, instead we will:

Join Crockett Light's Family
and The Pardner's Band For a Musical Tribute
Celebrating Crockett's Life

Sunday, June 22nd 6:00 to 8:00pm
San Angelo Fire Fighter's Local 886 Building
940 West 14th Street San Angelo, TX

A light supper will be served
Call if declining 325/632-2626
Or email:

Saturday, June 14, 2014

God Walks with Us

Rev. Ellen King will lead our worship service this Sunday, followed by a potluck dinner. Our  offering will be going to Wesley Soup Kitchen.

~ SUNDAY ~ JUNE 15 2014 ~
~ 5:30 PM ~ 618 LOCUST STREET ~

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Rhythm of Life

"The Rhythm of Life", lead by Rev. Nancy York, will be our worship and meditation Sunday June 1st. Worship will be followed by a potluck dinner. Our offering will be for Project Dignidad both monetary and in-kind. So please bring all kinds of non-perishable foods.

~ SUNDAY ~ JUNE 1, 2014 ~

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Next Gathering is June 1

The Gathering will not meet Sunday May 25, 2014.  Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

Please join us Sunday June 1, 2014 for worship and potluck.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Gathering for Worship

The Rev. Ellen King will lead The Gathering, this Sunday May 18th, in worship. A potluck will follow. Our offering will be for The Open and Affirming Coalition of The United Church of Christ (ONA of the UCC). (formerly the UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns.)

~ SUNDAY ~ MAY 18, 2014 ~
~ 5:30 PM ~ 618 LOCUST STREET ~

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Spirit: Experiencing Connection

This week at The Gathering a discussion will be led by Neil Snipes. This is the third session regarding the "Spirit" that Neil has led and he explains:

"In the previous meeting we explored the foundation of spirituality--spirit. A new direction was proposed that moved the group away from the recorded material of others in the video series to conversation as a group relying on reflection and intuition. The goal was to find connection between members that moved us beyond thinking and analyzing to experiencing spiritual connection in the moment."

"The feedback from the group was a want to continue this work of developing a deeper connection to spirit via relationship. On the May 11th we will continue this powerful work as individuals and as The Gathering in connecting to self, the group and that which connects all of us--Spirit, higher power--the Devine. Come ground and center with us as we grow together.

~ SUNDAY ~ MAY 11, 2014 ~
~ 5:30 PM ~ 618 LOCUST STREET ~

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Gathering for Easter

For you are with us Oh God, when we take our first breath and you are with us when we take our last breath and you are with us in all our moments in between.--Blessed be and Amen.

Rev. Ellen King will lead us in worship and the celebration of Easter. Following worship we will continue our evening with a Potluck. Our offering will go to "One Great Hour of Sharing".

Saturday, April 12, 2014

More Beyond Theology

At The Gathering this week will be Neil Snipes leading us in a Beyond Theology film. A discussion will follow.  Our offering this week will be for the Children's Advocacy Center.

~ SUNDAY ~ 13 APRIL 2014 ~
~ 5:30 PM ~ 618 LOCUST STREET ~

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Untying the Knots


This Sunday, April 6th at 5:30 p.m. at The Gathering, the Rev. Ellen King will lead us in Worship.  Her homily is entitled "Untying the Knots."  Worship will be followed by our potluck dinner.  If you are pressed for time and can't bring a dish, come anyway--there is always plenty of food.  Our offering this Sunday will be for Project Dignidad.

Join us at 5:30 pm on April 6 at 618 Locust Street.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Gathering for Sacred Business

       SUNDAY ~ 30 MARCH 2014
      5:30 PM ~ 618 LOCUST STREET

"Sacred Business and Brain-Storming Session"
Come join us this Sunday as we create and develop ideas and opportunities for The Gathering and welcome all visitors. Your presence is important and needed. This weeks offering will be for the Back Bay Mission. See you Sunday.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Who Do You Call?

The Reverend Helen Maxwell will be leading worship this Sunday. She is an ordained United Methodist minister, currently serving Bethel UMC. Scripture is Psalm 121, and sermon title is (Who Do You Call?). This is Potluck Sunday, too. Offering will go to WTOS.

~ Sunday ~ 16 February 2014 ~
~ 5:30 PM ~ 618 Locust Street ~

Friday, March 7, 2014

Gathering for Film

This Sunday, March 9th, The Gathering will be lead by Neil Snipes. Neil will be showing "Science & Spirituality" from "The Beyond Theology" series. A discussion, lead by Neil, will follow.

Science and spirituality:  While science and technology have been based primarily upon a materialistic approach to the world, most spiritual traditions have employed a more intuitive approach. As scientific exploration continues to unveil new views of the universe, what's happening to our "sense of the cosmos"?

Our offering will be for the "Buddhist Peace Fellowship". 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Gathering for Worship

This week Rev. Tracy Baker Wright will lead the service Sunday.  The offering will go to San Angelo Friends of the Environment (SAFE).  Join us at 5:30 pm on March 2nd at 618 Locust Street.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Becky Benes at The Gathering

Becky Benes will be this week's speaker. Her topic will be: How to Live and Work from a Place of Spirit

Becky is married and has two daughters. She has Master degree in Pastoral Studies with a focus in Spiritual Direction. She is an author, columnist, and speaker. Currently, she helps Spirit-led small business owners and entrepreneurs market and monetizes their gifts and talents so that they may attract ideal clients, show up authentically, work less, and make more, allowing more time for family, and friends.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Gathering for Worship

This Sunday Dr. Mark Bethune will lead us in worship. His sermon is titled "Eating Crunchy Sandwiches". Scripture readings are from Luke 24:13-35 and Acts 3:1-19. For worship this Sunday you are invited to bring an item to place on the worship table, one that is or has been meaningful to you in your faith journey. Our designated offering will go to "HOSA's Building Bridges Program."

Following worship we will have our pot luck dinner.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Gathering for Neighbors

This Sunday February 9th, Neil Snipes will be presenting a segment from the documentary series "Beyond Theology". The segment to be presented is "Church and State" to be followed by a discussion.

"Church and State"

The separation of church and state is one of the most fundamental principles of our democracy. While some contend that we need to return to our roots as a "Christian nation," others dispute the notion that the founding fathers intended this to be a nation dedicated to any particular religious tradition.

~ Our offering will be for "Neighbors in Need" one of the five UCC designated offerings. ~

Friday, January 31, 2014

Worship & Breaking Bread

"Leading us in worship this Sunday will be the Rev. Ellen King. Our offering will be for Concho Valley PAWS (in honor of the groundhog :-). Following worship we will have our potluck dinner.

~ Sunday
~ February 2, 2014
~ 5:30 pm
~ 618 Locust Street

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Inspiration and Tradition

This Sunday at the Gathering we will discuss ideas from Thomas Moore's new book, A Religion of One's Own. Since this book is so rich and many layered, I  did not want to reduce it to a synopsis. Instead, I will bring several short quotes from the book and questions about the ideas expressed in the quotes as triggers to start the discussion. Below is a collage of various sentences from the book I put together to give you a feel for the essential theme of the book:
"I foresee a new kind of spiritual creativity, in which we no longer decide whether to believe in a given creed and follow a certain tradition blindly. Now we allow ourselves a healthy skepticism. We no longer feel pressure to choose one tradition over another but is able to appreciate many routes to spiritual richness. This new religion is a blend of individual inspiration and inspiring tradition. . . I think we need a religion that comes out of our own hearts and minds and tailor-made to our own values and sensitivities. This approach looks to formal religions for insight, but it takes root and flourishes in an individual life. It means going deep rather than being right. It means studying your tradition or others that attract you without taking them as they are offered. Struggle with them, work hard at extracting only what is valuable in them, and be ready to discard the dross. Follow them in your own way sincerely and wholeheartedly.   The point is not to join the right group but to find resources that will take you deep into your own wisdom."

~ SUNDAY 26 JANUARY 2014 ~
~ 5:30 pm ~ 618 LOCUST STREET ~

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Divine Who Knows Us

Reverend Tracy Baker will be leading the Worship Service this Sunday. She will be reading from Isaiah and meditation will be "The Divine Who Knows Us". There will be a pot luck dinner after the service, so bring whatever you like or just bring yourself there will be plenty for all who attend.

Sunday 19 January 2014 
5:30 pm ~ 618 Locust Street

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Power of Myth

Aretta Greer
will lead this Sunday with a Film & Discussion
"People say that what we're all seeking is the meaning for life. I don't think that's what we're really seeking. I think that what we're seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive ".....___Joseph Campbell.
On Sunday the 12th we will see a segment of the series of 'The Power of Myth'. Bill Moyers interviews Campbell on the Hero's Adventure. The question is asked why are there so many, in mythology and what is the meaning of heroes for us in our lives today. We can be thinking of who our heroes are and have they changed over time and experiences.

~ SUNDAY 12 JANUARY 2014 ~
~ 5:30 pm ~ 618 LOCUST STREET ~

Saturday, January 4, 2014

New Year's Worship

To start off the year 2014, The Gathering will be having it's worship service led by Rev. Ellen King. Our offering will go to the Wesley Soup Kitchen.

We will break bread together after worship via a "Pot Luck Soup". So, bring something to add to the soup pot or crackers and other items to go with a big pot of soup.  If you planned on bringing a meat or some other item that will require a long cooking time, please prepare it before you come.

~5:30 pm~618 LOCUST STREET~