Buy A Brick, Build A Church
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For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. Jesus himself is the chief cornerstone. Ephesians 2:20

Become a part of the new and exciting church building project! To help raise money for the building fund, we are inviting you to buy a brick! 

These bricks will be used in a special walkway so that in the years to come, you will be able to bring your children and grandchildren to the “Walkway” to see your name and their names as a permanent legacy of Gathering Community Church.

You will be able to create your own message on your brick. What a great way to be remembered and to acknowledge a special time in your life. By filling in the order form and returning it with your paid check to Gathering Community Church you will be contributing in a special way to our new church home.

Brick purchase form and contributions can be mailed to:

Gathering Community Church PO Box 1813  Murrells Inlet, SC. 29576

Visit this link and choose a color tee shirt just for you. Help build a church when you buy a shirt. All proceeds go toward the church Building Fund

Order your Coffee Mug And support the building of the church. All proceeds go towards the Building Fund .


Latest Message From Pastor Benjy Simmons

“Success In Spite of Adversity”

Genesis 45:4-13, 50:15-21

Message Date:

May 02, 2021

To the Gathering Community Church Family 

Throughout our time of absence, many of the church leaders have met virtually and in person to prepare for our re-gathering.  I want to remind you, our worship gathering will be a little different as we enter, such as, where we sit, what we do and how we interact with one another.  You will be receiving in a separate email, Guidelines and Procedures for Worship to communicate our compliance with State leadership and CDC requirements.  Be assured we will take every precaution in cleanliness and sanitation as we move forward as a church body.  
You may want to arrive by 9:45 AM on Sunday because of the procedure upon entering.  Everyone will enter through our fellowship hall.  Once you enter someone will guide you through the process.  We will have sanitizer available for use.  Masks and gloves will be available for anyone who feels the need to use them.  After entering the sanctuary, we ask you minimize your movement throughout our worship time together. 
I am looking forward to our celebration together as we resume our worship gathering as a church family.  In the meantime, we remain available to help you with needs or concerns.  The deacons and your pastor love and care for you and are ready to assist you.  If you do have a need, the names of various contacts are listed on our church facebook page and church website. 
Re-opening Procedures and Guidelines for Worship
If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms of illness, please join the service via
video on Facebook Live or on the Gathering Community Church website.
The following are the current steps to accommodate the safety of our church
family and to meet the CDC guidelines:
  •  Entrance to the building will be through the fellowship hall doors. Exit from service will be row by row   through the sanctuary doors
  •  6-foot distance for non-family members will be observed as much as possible
  •  Hand sanitizer will be strategically placed for use as you enter the building
  •  Masks and gloves will be available for use
  •  We are requesting no food or drink other than bottled water in the sanctuary    
  •  Seating is adjusted for social distancing
  •  Limit movement within the building after worship begins    
  •  A limited worship gathering time will be observed temporarily
  •  To minimize personal contact, the offering collection will be adjusted
  •  Communion and greeting time will be suspended temporarily
  •  For sanitary purposes, please take your name tags with you
  •  Small groups will continue virtually
  •  The church building will be cleaned and disinfected weekly per CDC guidelines
  •  For a limited time, only the larger restroom will be accessible

General CDC Guideline Reminders when in public:

  •  Wash your hands often
  •  Avoid close contact
  •  Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering
  •  Cover coughs and sneezes
  •  Clean and disinfect

How To Serve Others In A Covid-19 World

-Create a Virtual Prayer Group
-Prayer Driving
-Set Up A Prayer Tent
-Pray Over The Phone


-A video Call
-A Text Message
-Email Encouragements
-Mail A Card

-Create A Virtual Bible Study
-Share A Weekly Devotional
-A Facebook Message

-Have A Meal Delivered
-Pay An Essential Bill
-Give A Gift / Bible / Book
-Clean A Yard / Car / House
-Support A Local Ministry

Enjoy Serving!

Important Contacts for Assistance and Needs
843-828-3333 (Church Office Voicemail)
843-215-3440 (Pastor’s Home), 843-340-0022 (Pastor’s Cell)
803-446-8688 (Eric Senn – Chairman of Deacons)
540-742-3908 (Monte Layman – Treasurer)
843-997-7112 (Kelly Redick – Email distribution)
315-717-5877 (Donna Felker – Secretarial/Ministry Assistance)
843-318-2242 (Dee Quance – Prayer Team Leader)
931-808-1899 (Dennis Brasel – Leadership Chairman)
724-312-0475 (Elle Little) and 518-390-4190 (Kathleen Styga) – (Food Assistance)
843-457-4709 (Kevin Hughes)
843-446-6352 (Dan Jiles – Live Streaming, Social Media)

Gathering Prayer Group

The Gathering Prayer Group is here for you, whatever your prayer need is, let us know, we will Pray for you. Please send your Prayer Request to: gatheringconnect@aol.com

Messages from Pastor Benjy Simmons if you are unable to Gather and Worship with us. 

Join The Gathering Podcast, click on this link to download the Apple Podcast 


Gathering Community Church

A Church Where All Are Welcome

“Come as you are to a Church Community where you will experience Christ’s Love”
Our Mission

Encourage Biblical and Simplistic Living in Christ

Our Purpose

Is for each one to be encouraged and empowered by Christ’s Love. It is our hope that each person is motivated to share His or Her love with the community in which they live.

The Body in Christ is lead by Pastor Rev. Benjy Simmons

Our Worship

Consist of a blended style of music, joys and concerns, prayer, Holy Communion and relevant, biblical teaching for today’s culture. 

“In Remembrance Of Me”

The Gathering Gang

A gathering of Christians, coming together in simple faith and belief.

Gathering Community Church of Surfside Beach, South Carolina, is a body in Christ who assemble for worship and fellowship. “The Gathering” is every Sunday Morning at 10:00 A.M. Together we enjoy the grace, love and wholeness Christ offers to everyone.

He Loves You Unconditionally And Is Waiting For You To Give Him Your Heart!

“Lord. I admit I cannot handle my life any longer, I believe you are the answer to my chaos. Save me, fill me and use me. Thank you Lord for my new life today. In Jesus Name, Amen.”

If you have prayed this prayer and believe you have new life in Christ, first, tell someone about your decision. Then find a bible based church and serve others with the new love Christ has planted within your heart. If you would like for us to pray for you whether it be a new decision in Christ or if you need prayer for your life’s situation, please allow us to help you. Email your request to gatheringcc@frontier.com

Join us on Facebook 

If you cannot attend service with us on Sunday you can still “be here” no matter where you are. Just head over to the Gathering Community Church Facebook page by clicking the Facebook logo on the left. There you can view a video of the latest message given by Pastor Benjy Simmons. You will also be able to view additional past messages at your leisure, Then plan to join us next Sunday, where you will feel that the Love and Grace has been waiting for you!

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A collection of Music and Messages. We are adding things all the time so be sure to check back often.

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Future House of Worship for Gathering Community Church

Pastor Rev. Benjy Simmons

Simple Weddings on the Grand Strand

Pastor Benjy also serves couples wishing to be married on the Grand Strand area. If you would like more information on being married in this beautiful beach community visit his website .