We are so excited to be kicking off the Fall Semester of The Gathering on August 25th in Harris Theatre! We are honored that so many of the people who have prayed for The Gathering and have supported us will be joining us for this historic night! Because this is such a special night, we have had a lot of questions come in about the details and specifics of the launch. So here is all you need to know about what to expect when you come to The Gathering’s Fall Semester launch!
Q: Where is Harris Theatre?
A: Harris Theatre is one of the region’s most beautiful performing arts venues and is located in the middle of the Fairfax Campus of George Mason University. It is directly across from the Johnson Center, the main student center on campus. As a point of reference, if you are looking at the statue of George and the Johnson Center is on your right, Harris Theatre is the building on your left.
Q: Who is can go? Is August 25th only for GMU students or college students?
A: While The Gathering is a ministry by college students for students, The Gathering’s Fall Semester Launch Night is for everyone! We want to honor the churches, ministries, leaders and generations that have prayed for our students. So everyone is invited and you can come as you are.
Q: Where do I park?
A: There are a parking options. The first is on campus at GMU in the Mason Pond Visitor’s Parking Deck, which is about 100 feet from Harris Theatre. The cost is $3 per hour, and there is very clear signage at GMU for Visitor Parking. But The Gathering also has a free parking thanks to The Gathering Shuttle! The Shuttle runs from 7:30-8:00 from the Fairfax Community Church parking lot, which is less than one mile from campus, and our shuttle will drop you back off at your car when the night is over. And the best part is, IT IS TOTALLY FREE! The address for Fairfax Community Church is 11451 Braddock Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030, and once you are there just follow the signs to the Shuttle. For more information, follow the link here!
Q: I am brining a large group. Is there anything I should know?
If you are bringing a large group to the launch, it might be wise to drop your group of people off at the shuttle location on campus at GMU and have the driver park the car and ride the shuttle over to take some of the pressure off of the shuttle. The shuttle drop off location on campus is on Mason Pond Drive between the Mason Pond Parking Deck and the Performing Arts building. Your group can still sit together and save seats. This will help us ensure that everyone gets there on time to experience all of the night!