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The Gathering

The Gathering is a weekly event for college and university students at all levels: undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate. We often have a meal together, sometimes home-cooked. We share what’s going on in our lives, then have discussion on a relevant topic. The conversations are great, and the friendships we form are significant and mutually supportive. Sometimes, we just party!

The Gathering is sponsored by, and hosted at, First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor (not a Southern Baptist church, but a progressive American Baptist one); but participants are of all faiths, or of undefined faith, or of no faith. Our goal is to think honestly and openly together about important issues and concerns, and to be good friends to each other.

We meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 till 7:00 (but we are open to changing the times according to when most students can meet). Arriving late or leaving early is fine. Such is student life!

Our discussions during this academic year will have the theme: Getting Though the Hard Stuff. We’ll talk about, among other things: New Beginnings, Transitions, Stress, Limitations, Past Traumas, Difficult Relationships, Anxiety, Boundaries, Loneliness, Self-Doubt, Uncertainties, Death & Grief, and Longing & Hope. Suggestions for other topics are welcome.

We begin on Tuesday, September 5, with a pizza party and getting to know each other. Come give us a try! 

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