Welcome to The Gathering!
Faith, Food, Fellowship on the First Friday
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”
Matthew 18:20 (NRSV)
Throughout His time on earth, Jesus was sharing fellowship around a table. Jesus never eats alone. He’s always sharing a meal with others. In the gospel of Luke alone, there are ten meal references.
When Jesus walked on the road to Emmaus with two others, they carried on quite a conversation. They had not recognized that who they were walking with was Jesus. It wasn’t until the two invited Jesus to join them for dinner. In the breaking of the bread their eyes were opened and they recognized him. “He had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.” Luke 24:35 (NRSV)
Sharing a meal together is one of the greatest forms of connection, even intimacy. Studies have shown that families that eat together are emotionally and physically healthier.
When Jesus left after the resurrection, there was no Bible, nothing in writing, no instruction manual. What he left behind were the twelve. He left behind a community. They were to continue to live out their lives together.
The Gathering is Audacious Faith sisters, coming together in community, to share a faith, fun, and fellowship.
It’s also a great way to invite your friends who want to learn more about the Women of Audacious Faith, and want to see if the community is a fit for them.
The Gathering will literally happen on the same day throughout the entire world! Meeting times will be offered during breakfast, lunch, or dinner and will be determined by the meeting host and attendees.
The average meeting length is 90-minutes.