GATHERING & SCATTERING
CURRENT SERIES : COMPARISON TRAP
CURRENT SERIES : COMPARISON TRAP
Church, when you hear the word what comes to mind? We think about Gathering and Scattering. We gather on Sundays to wrestle with topics like relationships, dating, marriage, parenting, vocation, money and the many emotions that come with living. Every Sunday we create experiences intended to engage and challenge – no matter what you believe about God, Jesus and the Bible.
We're honored to gather at the Grandstreet Theatre in downtown Helena (325 N. Park Ave). You can also learn more about The Grandstreet Theatre Company by visiting their website grandstreettheatre.com.
Sunday gathering times are at 8.30am, 10am & 11.30am.
What should you expect at a Sunday experience? Every week we start with a handful of songs led by our excellent band of musicians. After about 15 minutes of music, one of our pastors teaches for 35 minutes and we almost always conclude with another song. Our gatherings last for 60 minutes. Great coffee and tea is free and available to everyone in attendance.
Narrate Kids provides age appropriate experiences for infants thru 5th graders. For more specific information (class breakdown, security, etc.) about Narrate Kids please click the Narrate Kids link at the top of the page.
Scattering is born of our calling and desire to matter, to narrate God's story to our community by the way we serve. Scattering is about the other 6 days. Learn more about Scattering by clicking the Scattering link at the top of the page.
We’re serious about being the kind of the church that exists for the benefit of its non-members… to the extent that the most ardent critic of Christianity would be bummed if we suddenly ceased to exist. We seek to make this happen both by validating the opportunity to serve people in our everyday, organic lives as well as by coming together once every month to serve on a large-scale, community wide level. We call these community serving events “Scattering” opportunities.
Scattering is all about going out into our community and serving people in a tangible way. One of the ways we do this is through our Hodge Podge Scattering Events. We organize a variety of different projects in our community that we then send volunteers out to tackle together on a Saturday morning. These projects ideas often come from you! This year we will be splitting firewood for families in need, working with God’s Love on some construction-type projects, and partnering with two nursing homes to tackle some painting and remodel projects. A Hodge Podge Scattering is all about getting into the community, serving people where they’re at, in ways they need it the most.
Our next Hodge Podge Scattering Event is scheduled for Saturday, October 7th, from 9am - 1pm. If you would like to be involved with serving, please email Hannah at email@example.com
Families With Heart is dedicated to improving the lives of disabled children and families in the underdeveloped country of Ecuador. The mission is to coordinate donations from sponsor families and direct the funds to specific needs of disabled children.
Families With Heart is seeking sponsorships of disabled/special needs kids. Sponsorships involve a minimum 3-month commitment of $30/month. General donations are also accepted. Funds are used for the specific needs of the disabled child/adult and may be directed toward physical, occupational, and speech therapies; medications; or basic needs if they are currently unmet. Sponsors/donators will be updated on progress every 6 months.
To become a sponsor or to find out more information about Families With Heart, you can;
Or you can contact Noreem Oleary | 406.461.9129 or Theresa Huschka | 406.861.4970
Comparison is a tricky thing. On the one hand, comparison is how we learn and get better. It can lead to better outcomes in relationships, work and anything else where we’re seeking growth.
But comparison can also wreak havoc! Suddenly we’re not being ourselves. Suddenly we’re focused on what we don’t have, rather than how we can grow and improve. Suddenly we’re comparing ourselves to people we’d be better off not emulating.
So how do we know when we’re in a comparison trap? What’s the difference between healthy and toxic comparision?
Join us as we start a conversation about comparison the next few weeks at Narrate.
September 17th - The Good and the Bad
September 24th - Looking Around
October 8th - Two Bags Full
October 22nd - Trust vs. Suspicion
A place for kids to discover Jesus, make friends and serve others. In Narrate Kids (NK), we want kids to experience Jesus while having lots of fun! We have age appropriate activities for kids in a safe, caring, and engaging atmosphere. NK serves ages 6 weeks-5th grade and is held during Narrate's weekly Sunday Gatherings (8.30, 10 and 11.30am) at Grandstreet Theatre, Grandstreet Studio and 326 Fuller. Our goal is to join with parents/guardians to help their children discover and navigate a relationship with God, make lasting friendships and experience serving others.
Upon checking your child in, you will receive a security tag that has a number on it (ex. G500). If you see that number appear on the upper right-hand corner of the screen whilst you are attending the gathering, please return to your child's classroom. Kids can be checked in at any of the 3 above locations.
You must present a matching number tag to your child upon pick-up. Please pick up your children within 10 minutes after the gathering.
We are committed to providing our families with a safe and secure experience. Every volunteer working in Narrate Kids has gone through a background check and application/interview process to ensure that your children will be in safe, loving environment.
High school students (9th-12th grade) hang out on Tuesday nights, enjoying a tasty dinner and conversation at Mike and Kelsey Tommerup's house. They gather the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Tuesday nights of every month from 6.30pm – 8pm at 733 East Broadway, Helena.
High school is led by Mikey and Kelsey Tommerup and Colleen Martin.
Contact Adam Huschka at firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School students (6th-8th grade) gather at 326 Fuller Avenue. Doors open at 6.45pm (not before) and we're asking you please pick your student up at 8.15pm. For the sake of leaders, we need all students picked up no later than 8.30pm. Middle school gatherings will be the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of every month - same time and place.
Middle School is led by Dave and JaLina Collins, Scott and Hannah Drga, and Grace Bender.
Contact Adam Huschka at email@example.com
We believe…the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God and without mistakes as originally written. It is the complete revelation of His will for salvation and the only unfailing rule of faith and practice for the Christian life.
We believe…in one God, Creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and these three are co-eternal and of equal dignity and power.
We believe…in the deity of Jesus Christ; His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit; His virgin birth; His sinless life; His substitutionary death on the cross, His bodily resurrection; His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and His imminent return.
We believe…man was created by and for God; that by man’s disobedience every person incurred spiritual death, which is separation from God, and physical death as a consequence; and that all people are sinners by nature and practice.
We believe…the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins and that all who believe in Him are declared righteous because of His sacrificial and substitutionary death and are, therefore, in right relationship with God.
We define the win in three ways:
1. It’s a win when individuals put their faith in Jesus and express their faith through baptism.
2. It’s a win when we matter to Helena, especially when we matter to non-Christians in tangible ways.
3. It’s a win when individuals who are otherwise disinterested, disengaged, disillusioned or disconnected experience a Sunday gathering and then return the following weeks.
If you’re looking to plug in around Narrate, serving on Sunday morning is the way to do it! We have many options in many different areas and can accommodate most schedules. Our Gathering Teams include the Tech Team, the Band, Narrate Kids Team, and the Host Team. If you would like to learn more about serving on one of these teams, please fill out an info card or swing by the Scattering Board in the lobby. There you can also learn more about serving on Wednesday nights with Sketch (Middle School) or Tuesday nights with Non-Fiction (High School).
We have a team of people who pray over the requests that are submitted at our Sunday Gatherings. If you would like to join this team and receive weekly emails with prayer requests, or if you have a prayer request you would like our team to pray over you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Giving is one of several ways to support the vision of Narrate Church and to help us make a tangible difference in the Helena community and beyond. If you’re using this page to give, Thank You! It’s a privilege telling God’s story with you.
Narrate Kids Early Childhood
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Office Address: 15 W 6th Avenue – 2nd Floor, Helena, MT 59601
Mailing Address: PO Box 1507; Helena, MT 59624