Why Gather? The Hope and Promise of the ChurchOctober 5, 2022 By Collegeville Institute Martha Tatarnic New York, NY, Church Publishing Inc, 2022 "Visit this title on the author's website" As the COVID pandemic began to shut down the world, even within the church we found our busy hamster-wheel lives grind to a halt. In the midst of a global crisis, the author found herself in a crisis of vocation, wondering whether or not there might be something else she could do with her life, other than serve the church. The church as a whole began asking questions of a similar and urgent nature. Why be together in Jesus’ name? Does any of what we do as the church in gathering, in proclaiming, in serving, in being together, in not being together, does any of it matter? Like this post? Subscribe to have new posts sent to you by email the same day they are posted.