LOCATION: 103 North First Street, Albemarle, NC, 28001   //   TIMES: Sundays at 9a and 11a   //   [More info]

Near.

It's a word you'll hear a lot as you spend time with us at The Gathering. We are a group of people who are intentional about the relationships in our lives, both vertically and horizontally. We believe that for many people in our culture, near isn't a word that they would use to describe how they feel about church, and they'd use it even less about God and the people around them.

We're pretty bent on changing that.

We believe in a God Who isn't distant, and because of His great love for us and desire to be with us, came near to us through His Son, Jesus Christ. We believe that our lives can be changed as a result, and what used to feel like dry, life-draining religion can become a fulfilling, life-giving relationship between God and others.

Because God accepted us just as we were, we do the same. Come to The Gathering just like you are, and enjoy a cup of coffee with us. We're convinced that you'll find a side of God that you had only hoped could be true, and in the process, will realize there are more people pulling for you than you ever thought possible!

Thanks for taking the time to explore our site. We look forward to meeting you soon.

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Pastor Paul Jenkins