It has been said that when we read about Jesus, he is either on his way to a meal, attending a meal, or just leaving a meal. Jesus was always engaging people in relationship — and what better way than over food? The early church communities gathered in homes and generally a meal was part of that experience as they worshipped, broke bread together, prayed and supported one another.
So why not in 2019?
The Dinner Church experience will kick off Thursday, June 20. Participants are asked to arrive between 5:30 and 6 pm for the experience (final name “to be announced”). I am inviting you to keep this new initiative in prayer.
Our target is our downtown neighborhood, young adults (“Copernicans”), and folks who work or live in the downtown area and might find it convenient to gather for a weekday meal and a time of sharing. This will not be your “Sunday morning worship” reheated on Thursday!
As folks arrive, they will receive a name tag and be invited to help set the tables and jump in for some final meal prep. The focus will be on creating a special, safe place for building relationships and sharing our stories. We will pray for each other. We will think about our own spiritual journey. If this kind of gathering speaks to your heart, contact me to join this new thing that God is doing (firstname.lastname@example.org) — or speak with any of our current team members!
Sarah Warsco (music), Tracie Hoffman (meals), Luke and Laura Vachon (marketing/social media), Mark Truesdell (discipling/devotions), Ron Marker (Lay Leader), Marj Gamble (prayer), Ann Kreamer (whatever needed).
An old way to get acquainted with new people! Dinner is served!