Strange To Me

Strange To Me

Having grown up in a church–going family, I have never known a year in my life that did not include the celebration of Easter.  As a kid, of course, it had a lot to do with dyeing Easter eggs and getting candy.  I got more than most kids because my dad would bring home the broken chocolate bunnies from the Woolworth Store he managed.  (I suspect that I would ‘accidently’ break a few on the shelves if I was in the store days before.)

But, as familiar as Easter is, it always seems strange to me.  Strange that we would still be talking about someone who lived so long ago in such a different culture and historic era.

How in the world can Jesus still be relevant?

For one reason alone:

He’s not dead.

He still changes lives today.

The Gathering Church will have a great Easter celebration this Sunday.  It will include a great meal after the service along with an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids.  And we will celebrate what the Risen Jesus does today.  2 Corinthians 5:14-15 will be our theme.

Bring friends and families to this special celebration.

GF14Good Friday

April 18, 2014 6:00pm at the Reality Center

916 Lamond Ave, Durham

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Join us on this very special evening of singing, prayer, and Communion as we remember Christ’s arrest, trial, and death on the cross for the sake of the world.

Childcare will be provided for children 2nd grade and under.

Service will start promptly at 6pm and last for about an hour.


Jesus-Calls-His-PeopleEASTER at the Gathering Church

April 20, 2014

10:30am at Creekside Elementary School

5321 Ephesus Church Road, Durham

Easter Egg Hunt for the kids, immediately following our worship service.
Special potluck after worship service and Easter Eggs
Click here to sign up to prepare a ham, host and decorate a table, or bring a side.


The Gathering Church Turns 5!

A Celebration

April 26, 2014

4:30-7:00 outdoors at Extraordinary Ventures

200 S Elliott Road, Chapel Hill

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Be a part of this special, family-friendly celebration of God’s faithfulness over the past 5 years. Let’s enjoy the lovely spring weather outside together.

FeaturingIncredible live music from some of our favorite musicians, catered Bar-B-Que, a raffle featuring  prizes from some great local businesses, entertainment, and food, games and face-painting for kids, as well as some stories and testimonies, and more. Everyone’s invited!