My phone starts ring about two weeks before our Christmas gathering, "Marcy, are you going to bring the dumplings?" "Aunt Marcy, you have to make the dumplings!" And the inevitable cry when we finally gather around the table, "You didn't bring enough dumplings—I want some more!" I confess, I'm not the world's greatest cook. My mom teases that even boiling water is a challenge for me. Still, I have learned to perfect a few recipes, mostly because of my desire to make my family and friends happy by offering them a little piece of myself. This is my absolute favorite dish to make and share. Apple Dumplings 2-4 whole Granny Smith Apples 2 cans (8 Oz. Cans) Crescent Rolls 2 … [Read More...]
“being church instead of going to church”
The Joyful Feast exists to facilitate connections and relationships between all people so that we can partner with the divine in the healing of our fractured world.
this is the joyful feast
We all have big questions—questions of ultimate concern—but we don’t all have a place free of judgement to discuss those questions. The Joyful Feast hopes that CRAFTing Connections might be that place for you. On the first Tuesday of each month we gather at a local brewery to make connections with each other, enjoy good beer, and explore life’s big questions.
Coming to the Table
Putting our exploration of racial reconciliation into practice, on the fourth Monday of each month we join a local gathering of Coming to the Table, a national a national organization working to heal the wounds of slavery and racism. One of the ways they do this is by gathering together diverse groups of people to share a meal and engage in conversation. The Joyful Feast provides food and Coming to the Table-RVA provides discussion facilitation.