Relationships are built around the table. Recently, as we studied the book of Luke, we saw this to be true in Jesus’ life as he moved through the narrative from meal to meal, feeding the hungry, eating with sinners and tax collectors, challenging the religious authorities, and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God. This study inspired us to offer a number of table-oriented opportunities, both at Otter Creek and in our community. One of these opportunities was Community Tables, where OC members gathered in homes to share food and fellowship with one another.
In a church the size of Otter Creek, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. Building relationships can be tough, and it takes intentionality. We understand this and we want to help everyone find meaningful relationships. Community Tables provide a great way for Otter Creek to meet new people and get to know others better, whether you are new to Otter Creek or have been here for decades.
This past spring, nearly sixty people met in the homes of seven different host families through Community Tables.They spent time over dinner getting to know one another and making new connections. All of our hosts reached out to us following their dinners to share about how great of an experience they had! Be on the lookout for more Community Table opportunities this summer.