It was the end of an era. What do I mean? For the last thirty plus years, The Michigan Gathering was a four day, three night event that was held after Christmas from December 27th through the 30th. This past Gathering was the last in that format. The year before the name was changed from Michigan Gathering to Great Lakes Gathering to further incorporate the churches that have been regulars that have resided outside of Michigan. This Gathering was not about change or closure.