850-972-9027  |  218 Eglin Pkwy Ft Walton Beach Fl, 32548  | info@comegather.com
Service Times: 9:00 & 10:45
Your Weekly News & Updates
Hello from The Gathering! Take a look through everything that is going on at the church and if you have any questions, please respond to this email or call us! We look forward to seeing you at our next event or service!

Upcoming Church Vote
Don't forget about our church vote coming up regarding the potential new building!
Outlined below is the timeline of events regarding the building and upcoming vote:
  • July 16th - Back-to-back Discovery and Partnership Classes (12:30 and 2:00) 
  • July 16th - Church-wide Business Meeting 5:00 pm
  • July 23rd - Church Partners Vote (there will be a plan for those who can not be present)
In order to vote, you must have completed the Partnership process so we are offering multiple times for you to attend the classes. If you are unsure of your status in the process, please email Nicci at nicci.weinfurter@comegather.com.

The purpose of the business meeting is to educate the congregation on the potential plans for this building and all the financial aspects of it. We want to give you all the facts so you can be in prayer and have them in mind for the vote the following week. The meeting will be held at the church at 5:00 pm. Refreshments and childcare will be provided.

Voting will take place on Sunday, July 23rd, during church services. Your bulletin will give you the opportunity to vote if you are a partner. For absentee voting, you will receive an email with a link to vote electronically. Please email shelagh at shelagh.tatum@comegather if you know you will not be in service that morning.
Summer StuMo Send-Off!
For the summer, Gathering Church played host to a group of college kids from the University of Arkansas. Their time is coming to an end but we want to say goodbye with a BBQ and Baptism Party. We hope you will join us in fellowship with this group!

The event will take place at Marler Park on Okaloosa Island ( directions to park) at 5:30 pm. We are providing BBQ chicken and drinks but we ask that you please bring a side dish or dessert to share!

If you have an interest in baptism, please email Ryan at ryan@comegather.com or see any staff member at church on Sunday.

SUP to Serve: Paddle for a Purpose
The Gathering is hosting our first annual 'SUP to Serve- Paddle For a Purpose' Fundraiser Paddle Board race and we want to invite you to be a part of it! The event will take place on Saturday, 29 July at The Gulf Okaloosa Island.
Our vision is to raise financial support and awareness for local charities in our community each year. The fundraiser this year promises to be a fun event for the whole family, including two paddle board races, vendors, and fun games! 

For this first annual event, all funds collected will benefit a local registered 501(c)(3) organization, Ronda Coon Women's Home. Ronda Coon Women's Home is a volunteer based non-profit organization committed to bringing awareness to our homeless women in need, providing safety, shelter, transitional assistance, counseling, and case management to homeless and/or pregnant women. More information can be found at their website,  www.rondacoonwomenshome.org.

Race options:
9am - $25.00 - 1 Mile Recreation Race
10am - $35.00 - 5 Mile Intermediate/Advanced RaceAdd Entry
11:30am - $20.00 - General Paddle, to support the cause

Register Here For The Race

We are also having a raffle for a brand new BOTE paddle board. Purchase tickets from Cassandra Andrea, 940-783-7174 or at Main Brew Coffee in Fort Walton Beach. Winner will be drawn at the event at 12:30 pm. 

August Parenting Conference
Our children can grow up smart, athletic, popular and polite but lack a vibrant relationship with Christ. The few hours they spend in church each week can be helpful, but it cannot nurture a faith in our kids that will withstand the trials that are on the horizon. Church alone cannot teach them, we must start at home. But many parents feel ill equipped to develop the faith of their children.  

Join us as we explore biblical and tangible ways that parents, couples, single parents, blended families, and grandparents can build a legacy of faith for their children.  
Where:  Gathering Church 
When: August 13, 20, and 27th, 5:30-7:00
Childcare and refreshments will be provided.
Other Upcoming Events
  • July 8-17 | Nevis Mission Trip
  • July 16 | Back-to-back Discovery and Partnership Classes
  • July 16 | Church Business Meeting
  • July 23 | Summer StuMo Send-Off BBQ and Baptisms
  • July 23 | Church Partners Vote
  • July 29 | SUP to Serve: Paddle For A Purpose
  • August 13, 20, 27 | Parenting Conference
Gathering Groups
We do life together. Visit a small group and find your place! Contact leaders to get more information; groups take periodic breaks.

BAYOU GROUP Monday @ 6:30pm *Contact for Summer meeting times*
511 Pocahontas, FWB
Tony Ferrara: anthonyjohnferrara@gmail.com 970-260-6103 or
Matt Ware: matt.ware@icloud.com 575-693-1644

MEN'S GROUP Monday @ 7:00pm *Studying "Nehemiah: Becoming a Disciplined Leader" from the Men of Character series by Gene Getz*
109 Yacht Club Court, off Nebraska Ave, FWB
Jim Serpa: 850-398-3724 jim_kerrie@yahoo.com

WOMEN'S GROUP Tuesday @ 6:00pm *On Break Until August*
Church facility, 218 Eglin Parkway, FWB
Kerrie Serpa: 850-398-3725 serpa66@gmail.com or 
Vicki Spray: 850-368-5920 vickis5r@gmail.com

OKALOOSA ISLAND GROUP Tuesday @ 6:30pm *Studying promises of God*
73 9 Starfish Ave., FWB
Dustin & Kaitlyn Trevino: 616-915-7369 kaitlyn.radius@gmail.com or
Mike & Cassandra Andrea: 940-783-7174 cassandraeandrea@gmail.com

WEST FORT WALTON GROUP Tuesday @ 6:00pm *Studying Titus*
917 Cloverdale CT., FWB
Joel and Kari Ogden: 937-416-1597 Joel.ogden@gmail.com
*Childcare Provided*

SOUTH FORT WALTON GROUP Wednesday @ 6:30pm *On Break Until August*
307 Holmes Blvd, FWB
John Sites: johndsites@gmail.com 850-543-7741 or
Skip Watson: skipwatson1951@gmail.com 850-685-5340

YOUTH GROUP Wednesday @ 6:00pm 
Church facility, 218 Eglin Parkway, FWB
Ian and Alison Millar: 719-246-0806 talentgillie@gmail.com

NORTH FORT WALTON GROUP Thursday @ 6:30pm *Contact for Summer dates*
405 Cloverdale Blvd., FWB
Eric Weinfurter: Elweinfurter@gmail.com 813-758-0931 or
Chip Mitchell: mitchell.chip@gmail.com
*Childcare Provided*
Serving at The Gathering
Every believer has been gifted for the purpose of serving in the local church. It is how we build up the body of Christ. 
Listed below are some of the areas in which you can employ your spiritual giftings:
  • Gathering Kids
  • Youth Group
  • Set Up/Tear Down
  • Greeting/Ushering
  • Event Planning
  • Offering Team
  • Worship/Music
  • Multi-media/Sound
Follow the link and fill out the form and and we will get you plugged in!
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