We are open Tuesday thru Thursdays from 10 AM to 2 PM and Fridays 10 AM to Noon.
Wear a mask, take your temperature with our non-contact thermometer, enjoy the art, a cup of coffee,
or just get a change of scenery and work from here.


The Gathering Place invites the community to join
“Bears in the Summit” project
as Downtown Bear sponsors, artists, or volunteers.


Have you seen a black bear in the Abingtons? Perhaps walking across your backyard or munching from your bird feeder?
Bears have become more commonplace in our community.

To celebrate the Abingtons’ harmony with these furry critters, The Gathering Place has launched a community art project, “Bears in the Summit.” The project is an initiative that will bring beautiful painted bear statues to downtown Clarks Summit this summer.

Each bear will be sponsored by a local group or business and individually decorated by an artist. In July, The Gathering Place will install the whimsical bruins at outside locations around the village and host a week of family-friendly events.

The Project: Where Bears Become Art

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The project follows in the footsteps of the famous Cows on Parade in Chicago, the Miles of Mules in northeastern Pennsylvania, and the Black Bear Film Festival in Milford, Pennsylvania.


In response to the pandemic and the need it has created in our community,
The Gathering Place, The First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, and
Our Lady of Snows Church, in cooperation with the Clarks Summit Borough have created The Open Door Food Pantry. The pantry is located in the entryway to the 
Borough Building elevator on Spring St.

We are accepting donations at this time. If you have extra and want to help, the door is always open, the shelves are set up, just place your donations on the shelves.

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Many Thanks to Our Patrons
Hal & Paula Baillie    Dorrance R. & Susan S. Belin
Joe Dippre & Graeme Baillie
The First Lieutenant Michael J. Cleary Memorial Fund
of The Luzerne Foundation
Bill & Grace Farrell      Forensic Associates of NEPA, LLC
Emily & Lee Rancier    Jean & Gene Stark       
 The Waters Family