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1001 Gathering

May 11, 2025 @ 10:01 am - 11:01 am

Our church is different. Not better, different. We are people seeking spiritual connection and who are making a difference in the city and community. We are dreamers, change makers, folks in recovery, those who might need it, doubters, agnostics, skeptics, new and long-term followers of Jesus, and people who have felt excluded or burned by religion. We are driven by the love of God revealed in Jesus. Wherever you are in your journey with God and the church, you are welcome. We are a community of Hyde Park United Methodist and are LGBTQ+ inclusive.

Our church community is diverse. It includes people from different backgrounds and faith traditions. There are folks in recovery, those who might need recovery, others struggling with faith, new and long-time followers of Jesus, agnostics, skeptics, and people exploring the idea of a higher power. Many are seeking spiritual connection in a non-traditional setting, or have been dissatisfied with, or burned in the past by a church. We agree not to make assumptions about others and challenge ourselves to be open and sensitive. We don’t assume fluency in the Bible and do our best to explain churchy jargon and language. We gather to build relationships in this Sunday gathering through conversation, contemplative practice, and authenticity. We gather in groups throughout the week and intentionally serve the city and world in ways that address equality, housing insecurity, and economic challenge. We do all of this because we have come to find that the message of Jesus is not just for Christianity, but for humanity. And as such, we strive together to Make God’s Love Real to others through Conversation, Connection, and Community Change


May 11, 2025
10:01 am - 11:01 am
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