GATHERING & SCATTERING
CURRENT SERIES : PARENTED
CURRENT SERIES : PARENTED
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.
Sunday gathering times are 9.00 and 10.30am.
What can 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.
You’re not going to want to miss out on our October scattering event. We’re calling it “Dinner for Eight!” The idea behind Dinner for Eight is to meet new people and share great food in a casual dinner setting. We have identified several people who are willing to host dinner in their homes and provide the main course. You can sign up, along with a friend, spouse, co-worker, or just yourself, to participate (1 other person of your choice)! We will then assign you to a dinner host, for a total of eight people having dinner together. Bring along a side or drink to share and Narrate will provide a great dessert! Our Dinner for Eight event will be taking place Saturday, October 27th, from 6.00 - 8.00pm. Please email Hannah at email@example.com for more information.
Many, if not most of our daily activities can be shared. Living a life that includes more people enriches us all! We think we can do a better job at helping you all meet each other. So, this summer, scattering is going to look a little bit different. You will have the ability and creativity to make it what you want. Using one platform, we want to help you form community, right where you are.
We are launching a brand new hashtag on Instagram that is #popuphelena. We want you to be able to use this tool to create relationships as you live your everyday lives. As you go about your daily activities, look for ways to invite others. Simply take a picture of the activity you are doing, write a few details in the caption, and post to Instagram, using the #popuphelena. Now anyone else following this tag will be able to see your activity and join you! Make sure your profile is public, so others can view your post. Use this to invite others along on a hike, hanging out at Alive at 5, going to see a movie, helping a friend move, volleyball game at the park, etc.
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
What if the only thing more difficult than parenting is being parented? C.S. Lewis once said that if the average parent treated their friends like they treat their kids, they wouldn’t have any friends. Stark, but maybe an important reminder that any time we speak of parenting, we’d do well that being parented often isn’t any easier.
So here’s what we’re going to do, we’re going to try to spark discussions around both parenting and being parented, to emphasize the other side of the otherwise lopsided coin, we’re calling it Parented.
We plan to wrestle through several ideas;
September 23rd: Parenting is Difficult, But is Being a Kid More Difficult?
September 30th: Positive Relationship
October 7th: The Value of Pain
October 14th: Let’s Talk about… Substances
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 (9.0o and 10.30am) 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 either of the 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 Wednesday nights, enjoying a tasty dinner and conversation at Mike and Kelsey Tommerup's house. They gather the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesday nights of every month from 6.30pm – 8pm at 733 East Broadway, Helena. (Please note , summer hours are currently in effect. For more information email the address below)
High school is led by Mikey & Kelsey Tommerup, Hannah & Scott Drga, and Colleen Martin.
Middle School students (6th-8th grade) gather at 326 Fuller St. 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. (Please note , summer hours are currently in effect. For more information email the address below)
Middle School is led by Nathan & Jill Bilyeu, Troy & Roxanne Shockley.
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 believe…in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit indwelling all believers and thus enabling and empowering the life and ministry of the believer.
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 Church | email@example.com
Office Address: 15 W 6th Avenue – 2nd Floor, Helena, MT 59601
Mailing Address: PO Box 1507; Helena, MT 59624