Authors: Alydia Smith


March 18, 2022

Welcome! It can be a challenge figuring out something new. Here are some tips to help you get started.

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September 10, 2022

What's New: Pentecost 2, 2022 Thank you, Gathering community, for your support and feedback as we work to make GatheringWorship.ca your go-to online worship-planning resource. We are over 1,200 members strong and still growing, thanks to your contributions! I know that many of you are having some difficulty finding your...

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July 06, 2022

“Fake it till you make it” was a mantra of my youth that I retired some years ago. It was a law of attraction and a survival thing: I faked dance moves until I got them; I faked confidence until it appeared; I faked understanding dominant White culture until I...

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June 13, 2022

Pentecost Greetings to the Gathering Community, Thank you for all your feedback and engagement as we work to make GatheringWorship.ca your one-stop worship-planning spot. In response to your requests, we will be posting a PDF of the Weekly Services section for each season as well as the Prayers for Worship...

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Each space we make home deserves a blessing that creates a safe, welcoming and refreshing place for our bodies, minds and spirits. This ritual, available for download below, is for the blessing of a dorm room. It could be adapted for blessing other spaces in which we live.

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Blessing
Celebration
Challenge
God's Presence
Home and Family
Learning
Nurture
Rest and Quiet
Restoration
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April 01, 2022

I am convinced that, in the end, our credibility and impact as followers of Christ will not be a stunning report card highlighting the programs we ran, the grandeur of our acts of charity, or the glorious high notes of our ministries. Our credibility and impact will be measured by...

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February 15, 2022

Moses said, “This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Let an omer of it be kept throughout your generations, in order that they may see the food with which I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.’” —Exodus 16:32

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November 15, 2021

In the spring of 2020, I was having a hard time worshipping. The angry, grief-infused words of the psalmist lingered with me: “How could we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?” (Psalm 137:4). And yet, it is our calling as worship leaders to offer people songs of praise...

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November 15, 2020

When we as Christians spread the good news of Jesus’ birth this Advent and Christmas season, may we, in our actions, words, and deeds, prove to others, especially those in the wilderness, that they are not alone.

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