The Gathering Place (formerly the Thunder Bay Christian Community Centre, or TBCCC) is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1985. Members of Hope, Bethlehem, and First Christian Reformed Churches of Thunder Bay had a vision to help those in need in the city of Thunder Bay, and therefore purchased a duplex on Dease Street to provide ministry and assistance to the people in that neighbourhood and surrounding area. Our work was initially focused on our neighbourhood children (between ages 4-12), offering various programs such as kids’ clubs, Vacation Bible School, and literacy training for those who were learning English as a second language.
Since the conception of this ministry, The Gathering Place has developed and grown immensely. In the fall of 2014, The Gathering Place moved to a larger facility located on Amelia Street West. We continue to offer a weekly Food Hamper distribution program, Free clothing depot, and weekly Men’s and Women’s bible studies, a drop in Coffee-time and in the near future, a Collective Kitchen cooking opportunity.