Funded! This project was successfully funded on July 25, 2011.

Update #6

Hymns record complete and ready for release 1/27!


Hello everyone -

Once again thank you for your support of this project you may have forgotten about.  Without your support, we certainly wouldn't have been able to do this record at all!  The record, titled "Hymns From The Gathering Church," was completed last week and will be released January 27th, 2012 at Carrboro ArtsCenter.

We were lucky enough to have some great guests come on board to lend their talents, including Phil Cook (Megafaun), Heather McEntire (Mount Moriah), Seth Kauffman (Floating Action), Ryan Gustafson, and members of Mandolin Orange and Skylar Gudasz and the Ugly Girls.  Some of them will be joining us that night to celebrate the release.

You can check out the ever-expanding to see all the information about the release, and the record.

Now for the question you've all been waiting for: when do I get my rewards?  The record is currently being printed and will be arriving the week of the release, so we will be redeeming rewards the week of and after release.  Of course local folk (including church members) can redeem in person at the release show or in person, but if you're far away and require sending of a physical product, please send your mailing address to  I will make sure what you've earned gets to you in one of those two weeks.

Thank you all once again, and we hope to see you on the 27th at the ArtsCenter!


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Update #4

Last chance to donate over the weekend!


In what will be my final Kickstarter missive, I wanted to first thank everyone once again for making this a successful campaign.  All of you who have contributed at any level have made it possible. I secondly wanted to remind you to continue to spread the word over the weekend, as our campaign ends at 8am Monday.  Though we're guaranteed funding, there's still money to be raised we hope - so we need your help.

Soon those of you who have donated will receive an email about your rewards - I suppose the pies will have to be baked sometime!

Again, thank you all so much, and continue to let folks know through the weekend


Update #3

We just hit our mark!


Congrats to the Roederer clan for putting us over $5000 today with 6 days left!  Now we're in the clear and guaranteed the Kickstarter funds!  Thank you to all that have contributed, this has been a truly fantastic day on the Kickstarter front, and you all have been so helpful in donating and spreading the word!

Let's keep it up!  Keep in mind the initial budget for this project was $10,000.  Your spreading the word will still go to good use.  We have until next Sunday for folks to pitch in.  Then it's off to the races recording this album.

Thank you all so much for making it a reality.  Without you, I'm doubtful we'd be tackling this idea we've had for so long.

Sincerest most excited regards -

Jeff and the crew from the Gathering Church

Update #2

One week left!


Hello everyone -

First and foremost, thank you all so much for funding this project.  It's exciting and humbling to see sixty people contributing to what is becoming a community effort.   We're all looking forward to getting started in earnest on a project that should be done this Fall, a project we've been planning all this year and are ready to see come to fruition.  You all have all shown up in amounts from $1 to $1000, each vital in getting us to our goal of $5000 by the end of this week.

I'm optimistic we are going to hit our target, but again we need your help.  Share the Kickstarter link on Twitter, Facebook, by email and word of mouth to any friends, coworkers, or family you have that may be interested in contributing.  Like all our efforts so far, it is solely on the back of word of mouth that we will succeed in coming together to make this happen.  I'm so excited you all have chosen to be a part, and hope you will spread the word through what we hope will be a very busy week.

Thanks again

Jeff and all the folks at the Gathering Church

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