Where should I park?
Our building is fairly large, and the layout is a little tricky. Hopefully this picture (on the left) helps you understand where to park and where to enter.
Enter either through the Main Entrance or Cafe Entrance and you’ll be in our lobby. There you can find the Kid’s Check-In, Cafe, Welcome Center and Worship Center.
What should I wear?
When you come to The Gathering Place, you’ll see a lot of people in a lot of different styles of dress. Some people will be dressed in a suit and tie, while others will be wearing jeans and a T-shirt. Wear whatever is comfortable and feels right for you. We won’t judge you for being underdressed, or over dressed.
What do you have for my kids?
Every Sunday, our TGP Kids ministry (for kids from Nursery-6th grade) happens from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM. You’ll start by heading to our Kid’s Check-In. If it’s your first time, it will take about 15 minutes to get your kids checked in, so plan accordingly. We’ll ask for contact information and any special needs or allergies. We also take your cell phone number so we can text you during service if we need you. After you’ve checked in once, the process only takes a minute or so!
When your kids are checked in, they’ll head into our secure Kids wing, where they spend time with other kids their age playing games, singing songs and learning Bible stories. While they’re off having fun, you can relax with a cup of coffee from our Cafe and enjoy the service without having to worry about your kids. Our Kids wing is locked on Sunday and only accessible through fobs that safety team and teachers carry. Our safety team patrols the building to make sure nothing is out of the ordinary. And lastly, every one of our Kids teachers and helpers has been given a background check.
How do I join the church?
Membership is very important to us, and we have membership classes running throughout the year. It’s a simple 4 week class that talks about who we are and what we believe. You can find out more HERE
How do I join a group?
LIFE Groups are a small group of people who meet each week to encourage each other and spend time in God’s word. They meet all over the greater Syracuse area. You can join a LIFE Group by signing up HERE
We also have a variety of Bible studies. PULSE is a study that takes place on Sunday morning at 10:45 AM. Wednesday Night features a men’s study, a women’s study, a deaf study and a special study by our Pastors.
I want to serve. How do I get involved?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Someone will reach out to you 3-5 business days.
Why do you have 2 different service types? What is worship like?
We recognize that people like choices, so we like to think of the different services as different flavors of The Gathering Place. One isn’t better than the other, but we want to minister effectively to people of all ages and all backgrounds. From time to time, throughout the year, we do all come together in special services to worship God as one congregation.
Our 9:00 AM service features an orchestra and a choir. Our 11:00 AM service features a worship band.