During Lent we are reading Kate Bowler's Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved. Each Sunday we will post a reflection based on the book. You can receive the Sunday reflections via email by signing up here (be sure to check the #FeastingOnLent2018 box). We also invite you to participate in our daily photo challenge, based on themes from the book. Readings for the First Sunday of Lent Mark 1:9-15 and Everything Happens for a Reason (preface and chapter 1) Reflection In today’s Gospel reading on this first Sunday during the season of Lent, Luke speaks of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness. For forty days, Jesus was tempted by the devil. “Here, try this.” “Hey, Jesus, … [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.