Worship Opportunities at the 2024 Gathering
May way open as we worship together at the Gathering. Opening and closing worship for the community book-end our week. There will be daily opportunities for worship. Groups like FLGBTQC and People of Color Center typically host worship or worship sharing opportunities during the week. Each workshop will include worship or worship sharing. As you prepare for the Gathering, consider how you might connect with Spirit within, broaden your concept of worship, and remain open to new ways of knowing the Divine, in this time of radical change.
All Gathering Welcome and Opening Worship
Sunday, June 30, evening
Join the Gathering community in welcome and waiting worship as we prepare to embark on a week of experimentation, spiritual exploration, and fellowship.
Bible Half Hour
Bible Half Hour draws adult and teen Friends with many different beliefs, practices, and experiences with the Bible.
Announcing Rin Leigh Rice!
Our 2024 Bible Half Hour guide is Rin Leigh Rice (she/they)
Originally from Atlanta, GA, Rin is currently a 3rd year Master of Divinity Candidate at Union Theological Seminary. Her experience in youth ministry, nonprofit work, and organizing led to pursuing chaplaincy with a focus in the integration of spiritual care and social change. Rin loves curating playlists, reality tv, plant medicine, and being outdoors. Rin is looking forward to sharing their life-long and ever-changing relationship with the collection of stories we call the Bible and hopes to create space to find the sacred in these stories so we can honor the sacred within our own stories.
Bible Half Hour will be Monday through Friday mornings, 8-8:30 am on a drop-in basis (see the full Gathering schedule.) The sessions will be in-person, but will also be available webinar style.
Are you looking for a small group experience within the larger Gathering? Do you wish to meet new Friends and build community? Worship Sharing Groups of 6–10 people will meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons to consider queries and seek how we are listening and living into the Gathering. There will be opportunities for continuing groups to meet all week as well as drop-in groups.
If you are willing to be considered as a worship sharing group leader, please volunteer at registration.