Why "The Table"?
Before integration in the South, perhaps the only place one would see both white and black people sitting at the same table was a harvest barbecue. The food was so good that the things that so bitterly divided us were, at least momentarily, forgotten. Food reminds us that we are in this together; if you're hungry, you're in.
At the center of our worship is a table. On this table is bread and wine and like that harvest barbecue, these elements remind us that what connects us is far greater than what divides us.
Jesus said this meal of bread and wine was his body and blood shed to make peace between us and God. So, he asked us to eat this meal every time we are together to remember that although we are many, we are also one.
This hope of unity is not limited to BBQ's and Communion but is present whenever we share our homes, our stories, our fears, our hopes, our very lives around the table. These shared meals are sacramental acts that proclaim the hope of the reconciliation available in Christ.
We at The Table practice radical hospitality so that all people may taste and see that the Lord is good. Will you join us in this mission?
What do we do at The Table?
More coming soon.
We see partnerships as vital to the health of any church. While no denomination is perfect and the multitude of factions in the church are lamentable, we do believe that relationships are sacred and that the accountably, support, and guidance of others is indispensable. Therefore, we are members of the EPC denomination whose motto, "In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity, grace, and love" encompasses the best of our tribe.