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Sunday Supper church is a table-based dinner gathering of 40-50 people. It's a new way of being church.
We believe the table is meant to be enjoyed and led by ALL people. Women, LGBTQ friends and family and people of color fully participate, speak and lead Sunday Supper Church at every level of involvement and leadership and we actively strive against racism and discrimination in all its forms in order to help bring equality and justice to our world.
Each time we gather we:
PREPAREWe begin by gathering around a common gathering table with a beautiful plate of fruit and vegetables, chat, and expect to experience Jesus as we engage with others. It's fun and lively, and feels like the start of a great dinner party.
GATHERWe gather in a circle in the kitchen as the host welcomes and gives an overview of the night. Then, we share communion, reminded that Jesus' presence is near, and that He is alive in each of us.
EATThe food leader presents dinner and we all ooohhh and ahhhh over the meal. We take our food to the tables (5-6 tables of 8 people) to eat and discuss the first guiding question of the evening, which is centered on the guiding theme for the night. We believe magic happens when we eat a beautiful meal together and each share our perspectives of faith around a diverse table.
DISCOVERStill gathered around our tables, we hear a 10-minute sermonette that gives common language for the group centered around the guiding theme. Following the sermonette, we engage around the table in the second guiding question that builds off the sermonette, believing that Jesus is found as we learn from others by hearing their unique perspectives.
CELEBRATEWe end the night by gathering again as a group in the kitchen for a naming activity in which we say, "Tonight, I saw Jesus in you when..." and then, we conclude with the cake benediction, in which we raise our dessert and declare a blessing over each other.Do you live in Chicago and want to join us at our next gathering?
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