Together at the Table for the Common Good

People will come from east and west
and north and south,
and will take their places
at the feast in the kingdom of God. 
— Luke 13:29

At the Table, we open our mouths to the food and our hearts to one another. As the saying goes, Asian moms say, “I love you” by asking, “Have you eaten anything?”

As we continue to dream together about how God is sending Anchor City into San Diego, let’s consider the ways we can invite others to the Feast and how we can be a family to the lost & lonely.

Here are a few links from people and organizations that Pastor Dan mentioned during his sermon yesterday:

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Humble Design in Detroit helps to make a house a home for “families transitioning out of homeless shelters by providing furnishings and design services. We turn their empty house into a clean, dignified and welcoming home. It’s a very simple idea that can change a family’s future.”

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The 5280 Table is building a mile-long table for the mile-high city (Denver) to bring hope to their city by sharing a meal with neighbors. “In our divisive age, there’s nothing quite like a meal shared with others to bring down some walls.”

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Detroit Soup gathers strangers around tables for the common good of their city. “Detroit SOUP is a microgranting dinner celebrating and supporting creative projects in Detroit. For a donation $5 attendees receive soup, salad, bread and a vote and hear from four presentations ranging from art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and more. Each presenter has four minutes to share their idea and answer four questions from the audience. At the event, attendees eat, talk, share resources, enjoy art and vote on the project they think benefits the city the most. At the end of the night, we count the ballots and the winner goes home with all of the money raised to carry out their project. Winners come back to a future SOUP dinner to report their project’s progress.”

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May you come to the Table and hear the Father say, “I love you.” May Anchor City be a family to the lonely, and may our Table bring healing & hope to our city and beyond.

 

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