Roanoke VA

Sunday Evening



 

 
Sunday Evening
5:00 p.m. ~ The Gathering Eucharist
6:00 p.m. ~ The Gathering Meal (During the program year)
6:30 p.m. ~ The Gathering Program: Christian Education for all ages (During the program year)

*Nursery care is available.*

The Gathering is a relaxed evening of worship, fellowship, and learning. Come as you are and encounter Christ in the midst of this unique Christian community. During the summer, we have the Gathering worship service with no meal or Christian education afterwards. The Gathering Meal Fellowship Dinner as well as Christian Education for all ages takes place after The Gathering Eucharist.



5:00 p.m. ~ The Gathering Eucharist


The Gathering experience begins with worship at 5:00 p.m. Using Anglican worship resources from Ireland, Scotland, and New Zealand, this acoustic communion service has an entirely different feel from our morning worship services. The Gathering Band (which includes acoustic guitar, flute, violin, cello, mandolin, and sometimes even melodica!) leads us in singing traditional and new arrangements of hymns from The 1982 Hymnal and also modern Christian music that reflects the Gathering’s ancient-modern style of worship.  Click here to listen to a sample of the Gathering Music.


6:00 p.m. ~ The Gathering Meal: Fellowship Dinner

The Gathering service lasts about fifty minutes, and everyone is invited to stay for a substantial, and delicious meal prepared and served by Gathering Meal Teams, made up of members of the congregation. No reservations needed. Donations are welcome to offset costs.


6:30 p.m. ~ The Gathering Program: Christian Education for all Ages

After dinner, we begin an hour of Christian Education for people of all ages.

Adults participate in thought-provoking classes offered by both clergy and members of the parish.

Three different youth groups offer Christian community for our young people in fourth through twelfth grades. Click here for more information on youth groups.

Children have the opportunity to both sing and learn by attending children’s choir rehearsals with Mr. Mike and Miss Peggy. All children enjoy a meaningful experience, regardless of whether or not they have any musical experience. Children may also participate in an evening Sunday School class, learning about the Bible and being formed in their faith.

Click here for more information on children's choir and Sunday School for children in the evening.