(picture above) The Spokane Homeless Coalition continues to hold monthly meetings here where the mayor, city council members, Salvation Army, DSHS and many other agencies presented information on how Spokane groups are helping to change society with advocacy for the poor.
Who uses our church site beyond the main church service . . . .
Kelsey Bryceson hosted an event called Trades of Hope which sold clothing, jewelry, and clothing items made by third world women escaping sex trafficking.
Brittany Castilla teaches a Monday night exercise and relationship building classes called TALEM which continues to physically and emotionally strengthen women.
The Greater Association of Evangelicals for Spokane County used our space weekly for several months to plan and launch a major initiative this coming year on Fatherhood. They are continuing to meet here weekly to sustain their ministry in 2017.
We had numerous Open Mic Nights twice a month with Michael Bethely Production Company
Every First Friday Vintage Swing hosted Lindy hop dances with live music.
Spokane County's Supportive Living Program (SLP) which is an ancillary service provider for Spokane County Regional Behavioral Health Organization helping 720 adults with mental health issues came to our café monthly with groups of up to twenty of their clients to help them grow in social skills.
International Assistance Partners (IAP) a group of Christian business leaders whose ministry is to help create and sustain micro-business enterprises in the third world, held monthly board meetings here in addition to numerous other training and planning meetings.
Garland Business District holds their monthly meetings here as well as most of their meetings planning and strategizing the Summer Neighborhood festival which drew a crowd of 8,000 people.
The North Hill Neighborhood Council held their monthly meetings here.
Women Empowering Women, an organization consisting of women in leadership positions in their organizations, corporations, and chosen career fields came here several times for luncheon meetings.
Young Life used our facility for leadership meetings for Rogers High school staff, and regular meetings of the Young Life expansion at the college level for Spokane Falls. Their major training event for new staff this last year was hosted here at the Gathering House.
We Did The Time – an organization of ex-cons with felons who are now major movers and shakers in shaping political strategies to help former felons get their lives back, met here weekly.
Pastor Angel Wilson booked our church numerous times to hold prophetic worship experiences with worship leaders from numerous churches across Eastern Washington
A group of wheel chair bound men who are connected with the Center for Independent Living held a weekly Bible study here that grew so big they eventually had to rent a back room for it.
Health Market Training – where Health Insurance brokers were taught how to negotiate the Washington State laws and the Federal Affordable Care Act on behalf of under privileged people was hosted here.
The Arc of Spokane, helping people with developmental and intellectual challenges used our café many times as a training facility for their clients and their leaders.
Union Gospel Mission, booked a staff training event here.
Spokane county’s Walk-Bike-Ride program used our space for training meetings and to be a distribution center for information on getting healthy while also helping to make Spokane “green”.
Grinch Movie and Costume Party Night was run by Anika Bryceson as an outstanding community outreach event at Christmas time
Cookies and Coco was planned and orchestrated by Erin Berto as a childcare event for Christmas shoppers on Black Friday
Scrap and Stamp Creations used one of our back rooms to host a training workshop on their craft skills.
Several women’s and men’s groups, who don’t attend our church, use our coffee shop as their Bible study location on a weekly basis.
Several Baby Showers were booked here at our space
Every week a group of cancer surviving women gather here weekly to play mahjong and support each other through their life journeys.
Five or Six area pastors use our coffee shop for sermon planning and private pastoral counseling meetings each and every week.