December.  What?!  We all know what that means - traveling, shopping, parties, shopping, traveling, eating, driving, cooking, eating, flying, shopping...and on and on it goes.  Why?  What for?  
Is there any way we can restore some sanity, encouragement, inspiration, even rest into what has become the craziest time of year?  Mike Gathright is going to explore the original reason behind Christmas in the hope of doing just that.


Just what is the meaning of Christmas?  It feels like a question that ends with an understood - "to you?"  And that is fine, it is something we should think about, but it assumes something doesn't it?  What does Christmas mean?  

This Saturday, at Storyline's Christmas Eve Gathering, Mike Gathright explored this question - and how it may help us all discover the meaning of Christmas...for ourselves.


Christmas is the world's most celebrated holiday... and it's not even close. Just this year, American's will spend 6 Billion Dollars on Christmas decorations alone!! But why? Why do we invest so much time and energy and money into this holiday over all of the others? What makes December 25th so special? 

This week at the Gathering, Paul Knapp asked these questions and explored why an ancient story from the 1st-century middle eastern world continues to capture an audience nearly 2,000 years later.


There are only fifteen shopping days left before Christmas! Are you done?  Maybe the better question is - have you started?  
This Sunday at Storyline's Gathering Mike Gathright considered the possibility that the greatest gift we could ever give would be ______ . 
The good news, it is free.  The even better news - giving this gift will change everything.


The theme of SO many conversations right now is, "what do you want?"  We are asking and being asked that question nearly every day.  But have you ever wondered, "what does God want?"  

You can tell a lot about a person by what they want.  The same is true for God.  This Sunday morning at Storyline's Gathering Mike Gathright explored the amazing, surprising revolutionary thing God wants and what that means for us.

The Meaning of Christmas

There are some questions that are asked of us that require some kind of response - Christmas is just such a question.  If God really is searching for us, there must be a reason why?  Is it possible to face the incredible news of Christmas in such a way that our lives are opened up, enriched and invigorated?  The life of Mary indicates there is.  This is what Mike Gathright considered at Storyline's Gathering.