The Gathering Place
A few years ago some of our church members noticed that there weren't a lot of places for people in our neighbourhood to gather and socialize without having to pay for food. Public spaces are slowly disappearing in communities like ours. So they decided to open up a drop in on Thursdays in a portable we have beside the church. Just a few years later the room is packed with people every Thursday from 9 am until 2 pm. Some come for a meal, others for fellowship and conversation and some just want to finish the puzzle they started the week before. The Gathering Place is open to all, and has become the best place in West Hill to share a meal, a coffee, or a kind word with our neighbours.