Our nation is divided. Divided by ethnicity, economic status, age, political affiliation, etc. This is not the picture of the Kingdom of God that is described throughout the Bible– people of every tribe, tongue, and nation worshipping together.
Two thousand years ago Jesus gathered a group of people from very different backgrounds to share a table for the Passover meal. As he broke the bread and offered the wine he proclaimed that through his sacrifice all humanity could be reconciled to God and to each other. Jesus gave us a taste of the banquet feast that is promised when the Kingdom of God fully comes.
THIS LENT, The Vineyard Church would like to invite you to give up eating alone for at least one meal.
We want to show the world a picture of the Kingdom of God by inviting people that are different from us into our homes or favorite restaurants to share a table, food, and conversation. We believe this simple act will subversively break down barriers as we get out of our comfort zone and examine ourselves while being open to sharing and learning about others. This is a time to listen more than you’ll speak and ask questions to truly understand someone different than you.
How do I have a Shared Table meal?
- Share a table and food with someone that is different than you.
- Have a conversation to get to know them.
- Spread the word about your experience and encourage others to have a Shared Table meal by utilizing your social media, speaking directly to someone, or through any other outlets that you may have. Use the hashtag #1000SharedTables,
Our goal is to have at least one thousand people commit to having a Shared Table meal. Encourage others to share the table by sharing this link and using #1000sharedtables. You can commit to have a Shared Table meal through this registration link:COUNT ME IN!
PS…Find the typo on Sunday’s Flyer and register. 1st 50 registrations enter a drawing for a $100 gift card to help pay for your dinner.