The Gathering serves the Body of Christ through its numerous ministries. Please contact us if you would like more information about any of these opportunities.
Praise & Worship Team
Giving praise to our Heavenly Father and worshipping the King of Kings is the goal of our music ministry at The Gathering, Our desire is to create an atmosphere of worship for all ages. We sing a blend of modern and contemporary praise and worship songs, as well as some of the sacred hymns of the church, like Amazing Grace.
Hospital/Nursing Home Visitation
Ministering to those who are in the hospital or a nursing home is the heart of this ministry team. We minister to the Okeechobee area as well as surrounding counties. If you have a heart for those who are sick or shut in, please consider serving in this ministry. Contact church office to serve in the Okeechobee area.
The Gathering holds to the truths in God's Word, "...they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover..." Mark 16:18. During our Sunday Morning Worship service, there is a time during which our elders lay hands on and pray for those who need healing in their physical bodies. If you would like to serve in the Healing Team Ministry, or would like more information, please contact Pastor Theresa Brown at 863.357.3318.
The Men of the House (M.O.T.H.) meet for fellowship at different times throughout the year. This is a time to get to know one another, share testimonials and scriptures, and pray with each other.
Children and Youth Ministries
The Gathering welcomes you and your child. We believe that ministry begins at birth, and we consider it a privilege to minister the love of Jesus to your child. Our Nursery/Preschool is staffed with certified volunteers from our congregation with a big heart to serve these little ones. Our rooms are creatively decorated and equipped to minister effectively to your child. We also have a nursing mother's room available.
- Little Lambs - Ages Birth to 3 years - Sundays at 10:30am.
- Wee Worshippers - Ages 4 to 6 - Sundays at 10:30am.
We know that children are very important to God and a very important part of the family of God. Proverbs 22:6 says to "Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Therefore, we consider it a privilege to partner with parents and other adult believers to train children to live their lives according to God's plan. Our class features fun activities, creative crafts, organized play time, praise and worship, offerings, and dynamic illustrated Bible stories that kids will remember for a lifetime. Our staff consists of volunteers from the congregation - people just like you and me.
- King's K.I.D.S. (Kids in Divine Service) - 1st - 3rd Grade - Sundays at 10:30am.
- God Squad - 4th & 6th Grades-Sunday at 10:30am.
If you are interested in serving in any area of our Children and Youth Ministries, please contact the church office at 863.357.4418.
The Gathering Cafe
The Gathering Place Café meets Sundays at 9:45am-10:20am in the Fellowship Hall. Come fellowship and relax in this informal setting before our regular Sunday service at 10:30am. If you have a heart for serving, this is a fun and dedicated ministry to join. It also offers a way to make new friends! This ministry also coordinates Church-wide fellowships, creating a warm, friendly, inviting atmosphere for those who attend. Please contact the church office, at 863.357.4418.
Greeters & Ushers
Our ushers seat people, pass out visitor cards, help administer communion, and answer questions as needed. Our greeters offer a smiling face, a warm handshake or hug, and a friendly greeting. Our greeters also provide quick information for first-time guests. To serve in either of these areas, or to obtain more information, please contact Gary Scherrer 863.634.0865
Media & Sound
Though the message has not changed, the channel through which it comes has taken different forms. The Gathering uses modern technology to assist with the presentation of The Gospel. If you would like to minister to the Body of Christ in either of these areas, please contact Bill Pettit for Media at 863.610.0784 or contact the office, 863.357.4418 for Sound.
If anyone is in the hospital or having outpatient testing and would like prayer. Please contact the church office at 863.357.4418.
Intercessory Prayer: On Sundays, a group meets at 9:30am in the Prayer Room to pray for the Sunday Morning Worship Service. We invite you to join us to pray for our church and our community. If your passion is to intercede on behalf of others and you would like to join this group or learn more, please call Rick and Epe Conejo at 863.467.2892.
Gathering Together to Sew for Him
Would you like to personally make a difference in your community? The sewing group is a great place to start! Please consider giving of your time and talents to show the love of Christ to others through the work of your hands.
- Martha's House
- Hospice House
- Long term health care facilities
- Adult day cares
- Cancer treatment centers
- Local Police or Sheriff's Department; for children's services
- Senior Citizen centers
- Real Life Children's Ranch
- Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee
- Konker Cancer
- Lap quilts
- Pillow cases
- Walker wheelchair bags
- Adult Bib cloths
- Pillow cases for adults at nursing homes or Martha's House
- Child size quilt with a pillowcase to match & stuffed animals
These items will be prayed over. Thoughout the week, the women will be praying for every need & for everyone who has ever received anything from us & their families .
Location: The Sewing room, located next to the prayer room
When: 2nd Saturday of each month. Starts at 10am and stay as long as you like.
Bring your own lunch or snack if you desire.
Contact: Becky Whitehead @ 863.697.2523