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 "Banquets: Parties and Parables".
Often Jesus begins or ends one of his stories with a banquet. We read these high-end party scenarios and assume we get the picture. Perhaps, to a certain extent, we do. But banquets in Jesus’s day carried all kinds of ethical and class implications. Cuisine was important, but plenty of other dynamics came into play: status, gender, ethnicity, service, dress, host obligations, entertainment, and on and on. This week we’ll investigate the social scene of Jesus’s day. Think of it as Miss Manners meets the Gospels. It will be rich indeed!
Join us at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 7:30 p,m. for this special session.