This past Sunday, a small group of us gathered at Ardent Craft Ales for the first of our "Giving Up Church for Lent" gatherings. Every Sunday throughout Lent, we will gather at a local brewery for a potluck communion meal to break our fasts together (whatever they may be) and discuss the question, "Where is God?" (You can read more about this journey here.) Our guide is the book Grounded by Diana Butler Bass. Fewer and fewer people are looking for or finding God in traditional churches, but that doesn't mean they aren't looking for or finding God. In each chapter of Grounded, Bass reflects on a different location beyond the walls of traditional churches in which she and others experience … [Read More...]
“being church instead of going to church”
The Joyful Feast exists to facilitate connections and relationships between diverse people so that we can partner with God in the healing of our fractured world.