The Gathering @five
Join us for The Gathering @five:
- first, second, third and fifth Sundays
- 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Why Sunday evening?
The Gathering @five began as a request from the congregation to offer a worship service for people who are unable to attend worship services on Sunday mornings. One third of the workforce must work on Sunday mornings. Families travel on the weekends. Mobility issues make getting to church in the morning difficult.
Casual and Inclusive
The Gathering @five is a place where all people feel welcome and free to come as they are. We encourage families to worship together. We have a “prayground” for younger children to play and kids’ worship bags for older children.
The Gathering @five has a traditional worship style with hymns, engaging sermons, and small ensemble music. We encourage engagement in the community and a connection to the larger First Baptist Church body. Also, we serve communion at every gathering with an area reserved to pray over children. Because the service is new, we are flexible to change and develop as our Gathering needs evolve.
We are excited for what 2018 will bring for the @five services:
- April 29 - Youth Sunday - Youth will lead music, share God moments, and lead the @five service
- May 6 - City Singers Concert, no service
- May 13 - Mother's Day, no service
- May 20 - Allie Osborne
- June 3 - Adult Choir Concert, no service
- June 10 - Youth Choir Concert, no service
- June 17 - Hymn Sing
July 1, 8, 15, 29 and August 5, 12 - We’ll have a series focused on Compassion as a Lifestyle with videos and discussion in an interactive worship experience. This will be coordinated with the Compassion Board led by Steve Blanchard and Justin Pierson.
The Gathering @five is led by church and community leaders. We are a part of First Baptist Church. Members of the church body share their leadership talents and creativity to make each gathering unique. Each service lasts about 45 minutes. We encourage participants to stay afterward to talk or grab dinner together to form new friendships together.