The Gathering Bible Church in Fleetville to change name, move to Clarks Summit


By Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



Stuart Hancock, of Clarks Summit volunteers for a work day at the future location of Crossroads Church, formerly occupied by Duffy’s Coffee House.


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From left, Chase Overholser and Julie Overholser paint the walls of the former Duffy’s Coffee House. Their church, The Gathering, in Fleetville, will soon change its name to Crossroads and move to the Clarks Summit location.


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Roger Clapp, of Clarks Green works on a cabinet at the future location of Crossroads Church, 312 South State Street, Clarks Summit.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

CLARKS SUMMIT — The downtown will soon have a new place of worship.

The Gathering in Fleetville plans to change its name to Crossroads Church and move in to the storefront formerly occupied by Duffy’s Coffee House, which recently moved next door to the former Bunnell Hardware building. While an official moving date is not yet set, the congregation hopes to be in the new building sometime in December, according to Jamie Overholser, pastor.

The Gathering, according to its website, was “planted” in 2010 by Jamie and Julie Overholser, Chris and Pam Williams and four other couples who “desired greater spiritual intimacy with God and others, simplicity in approach to ministry, and a deeper sense of God’s grace in their lives.”

Currently, about 50 people attend services at the Fleetville location.

The primary reason for the move, according to Overholser is to go where the people are.

“The center of town is where the ‘conversation’ takes place, and we want to be a part of the conversation,” he said.

Stuart Hancock, of Clarks Summit volunteers for a work day at the future location of Crossroads Church, formerly occupied by Duffy’s Coffee House.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_ABJ-Gathering-Church-1.jpgStuart Hancock, of Clarks Summit volunteers for a work day at the future location of Crossroads Church, formerly occupied by Duffy’s Coffee House. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

From left, Chase Overholser and Julie Overholser paint the walls of the former Duffy’s Coffee House. Their church, The Gathering, in Fleetville, will soon change its name to Crossroads and move to the Clarks Summit location.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_ABJ-Gathering-Church-2.jpgFrom left, Chase Overholser and Julie Overholser paint the walls of the former Duffy’s Coffee House. Their church, The Gathering, in Fleetville, will soon change its name to Crossroads and move to the Clarks Summit location. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Roger Clapp, of Clarks Green works on a cabinet at the future location of Crossroads Church, 312 South State Street, Clarks Summit.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_ABJ-Gathering-Church-3.jpgRoger Clapp, of Clarks Green works on a cabinet at the future location of Crossroads Church, 312 South State Street, Clarks Summit. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

By Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal

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