Gather, a new progressive faith community in Austin-Oak Park, is a Fellowship of Affirming Ministries church in “affirming relationship” with the UCC. They meet on Thursday evenings at L!VE Café (163 S. Oak Park) for a refreshing, relevant look at biblical texts, and they are delighted to have us join them. All are welcome!
The group is led by Tim Wolfe. Join us this week as we continue the series - FEAST! 5 WEEKS OF DIVINE DELICIOUSNESS Our focus this week is "Bread of Heaven: Manna and Metaphor".
In the Exodus narrative, the daily provision of manna to feed the Israelites also provided reassurance that God was with them. Very quickly, bread acquired significance as a way of signifying awareness of God’s dwelling among the people. Jesus takes this idea to its metaphorical extreme when he calls himself the Bread of Life, which helps explain why Christians spend so much time making bread (or donuts), talking about bread, and blessing bread before it’s broken and shared. This will be a special evening as we break bread together!