Sundays with Dan

Our favourite church planter is named Dan Chook Reid, and he’s on staff at The Gathering….NOT TO MENTION, he’s the Lead Pastor of the newly formed Bytown Community Church! We are so thrilled to have Dan as part of our Gathering family, and we always love it when he comes by with a Sunday message.

Guest Speaker Doug Valerio: 5 Smooth Stones

In today's message, which originally aired on September 18, 2022, we heard from friend of The Gathering, Doug Valerio from Manotick Community Church.  Doug brought a message called “5 Smooth Stones”, on 1 Samuel 17:20-53.

Sundays with Dan: Faith in the Face of Fear

In today's message, which originally aired on September 11, 2022, Dan brought a message on experiences with Jesus, from Matthew 4, called “Faith in the Face of Fear.”  Fear and faith. Many of us do not realize that in scripture sometimes fear is used as the opposite of faith. It is difficult to not be afraid when you are in a giant storm. Dan will teach the story of Jesus calming the storm and share about some of his deepest fears coming out of his cancer struggle. You won't want to miss this message!

Sundays with Dan: Unexpected People in Unexpected Places

There are certain places where you might expect to see God at work. In a church for example, or within a religious group. However, in today's story we are reminded that Jesus goes to some unexpected places and has conversations that were very unusual for his time. Through these stories we will remember how God is at work drawing people to himself that don't necessarily fit our ideal of a Christian. Jesus breaks through barriers and loves unexpected people in unexpected places.

Guest Speaker David Hood: The Christian Life is a Marathon

In today's message, which originally aired on August 21, 2022, we heard from great friend of The Gathering, David Hood.  David is the Lead Pastor at Southeast City church, our sister church in the Alta Vista area of Ottawa.

David’s message is called “The Christian Life is a Marathon.”  The preacher to the Hebrews likens the Christian life to a marathon, a marathon of every day becoming more like and living more like Jesus in the world. This is incredibly hard, and like any marathon, we need to run with endurance, but how do we endure? How do we keep going and not give up? And what's at the finish line?

Dan Chook Reid “Going Deeper”

In today's message, which originally aired on August 14, 2022, Dan gave a message titled “Going Deeper”. Sometimes we find ourselves trying to "check out" Jesus from the sidelines. We are interested but we are not necessarily one to do something extreme. In today's story however Jesus comes and calls Simon into deeper waters. Afterwards his life will never be the same.

Sundays with Dan: Knowing you are a Child of the King

In today's message, which originally aired on July 24, 2022, Dan shared a message from the text of Matthew 3:13-17.  How do you introduce yourself to others? When you talk about your identity, what are the most important things to you? Your job? Your relationships to others? When God sees you, what does he see?  Let’s talk about Jesus' baptism and what the Father's proclamation has to do with how we understand our identity even today.

Sundays with Dan: What Does the Holy Spirit Do?

In today's message, which originally aired on June 5, 2022, Dan shared a message on the Holy Spirit, from Romans 8:14-17.  Today believers from all over the world remember and celebrate the Holy Spirit being poured out upon the church. Join us as we remember this remarkable event and discuss what the Holy Spirit does.

Sundays with Dan: I am the Bread of Life

In today's message, which originally aired on May 22, 2022, The Gathering’s favourite church planter – and Lead Pastor of Bytown Community Church, Dan Chook Reid – digs into John 6:22-51, with a message on Jesus…the Bread of life.