There is something about eating together. When you have someone over for dinner, and cook for them there is a guard that gets set aside. There is an intimacy and bond that is established that rarely happens in other ways. Many times in the Sunday service mindset of: teaching, listening, singing, meeting new people you are sitting around, checking in with others we lose this intimacy that we really value.
There is something about inviting EVERYONE to dinner. That intimacy gets invaded when everybody (not just our closest friends) come to dinner. Jesus understood this, in fact it was his most frequent audiovisual aid. He would utilize this opportunity of eating together say the wrong things, eat the wrong food, not practice the right rituals,and invite the wrong people. It was his opportunity to get into the family’s world.
Well, we are experimenting with these two “somethings” every fifth Sunday.
On the fifth Sunday of the month, we will be having a potluck. Come to the Bridge at 11:30 for a potluck lunch, and bring a dish to share. Everybody is welcome at this table. And we will spend time letting our guard down and getting to know each other.