You’re invited for dinner “at our house”. The Number One thing Jesus and his disciples did together may not seem obvious at first. You might think they “went all over Israel while Jesus preached.” Or you maybe you’d say it was their participation in Jesus' healing ministry. But actually, the thing they did more often and in more places was to eat together.
After Jesus’ death, resurrection, and ascension, the early church made a practice of eating together as part of their worship experience. They would gather for worship in the synagogue and then move from there to a nearby home and eat together. Isn’t that both simple and remarkable?
Because this is our mandate, our church meets together weekly for worship, prayer, communion, and a simple meal. We gather at six o'clock, and all are welcome. Every Wednesday evening we share a simple supper of either soup or some other “one pot meal”. Bread and the main dish are made right here that afternoon.
Can you bring anything to Family Dinner? Sure! You’re welcome to bring a salad or a side dish or dessert if you’d like. All are welcome and don’t feel you need to bring anything. Just come. There is never a charge for dinner. We just want to build our community and be good neighbors.
Dinner is at around a common table. We have good food and good conversation for about an hour, ending with Communion. We always try to be done by seven-thirty so parents of small children can get the kids off to bed.
All ages are welcome at our Family Dinner table -- just like at home. No reservations are needed, and friends of friends are invited to join us any time!