Gathering: Resources for Worship Planners
Published four times a year, Gathering is a worship planning magazine for ministers and lay leaders, music directors, and United Church of Canada worship committees.
Current Issue: Advent/Christmas/Epiphany 2016–17
This issue explores the seasons of the church year, seasons that guide us through the important events of Christ’s life and ministry as well as those of the church on earth. It took centuries for this special calendar to develop. Sometimes it can seem like the liturgical year is a tiresome repetition of the same stories over and over. Then again, that repetition can be an opportunity to relive, relearn, and repeat our stories so we can grow deeper in faith. This issue invites you to replay the Christian story with new depth, insight, and growth.
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An index of previous issues 1997-2006 is also available.
Need more worship resources? The Worship for All Seasons II series brings together the best of Gathering. Years A, B, and C are now available.