The Gathering was founded with the mission of creating a spiritual home for individuals in the Dallas area who are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurities. Simply put, a church whose purpose and reality is a ministry TO, WITH, and FOR the homeless community that is always amongst us but seldom seen by us.
Endorsed and supported by the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, what began in December 2012 with five parishioners has grown, in less than one year, to an average of 80 people attending Mass and lunch each week.
In the hope found only in the message of Jesus Christ, many are finding encouragement, purpose and strength. We meet people at their point of need, and attempt to love and serve each one of them. And, in doing so, preach a powerful Gospel message.
And, thanks to assistance from other parishes and organizations within the Diocese who help by providing weekly lunches, personal hygiene items and financial assistance, The Gathering is able to offer encouragement and a respite from the daily struggles of living on the streets.
The Gathering is a "community of presence" made up of individuals looking for spiritual companionship and connection that give meaning to our lives. We welcome everyone — the homeless and the affluent, the addicted and those in recovery, the churched and the unchurched, the spiritual but not religious, the believer, the doubter and the seeker.
Interested in learning more?
General Info: Tom Hauser, Executive Director 214.878.4184
To assist with Meals: Deacon Ariail Gore 214.543.9024
Join us for worship! Sundays @ 1pm
1627 Pacific, Dallas TX
Between Akard and Ervay