Monica goes on to say, “The Table is ‘church’ reinvented. Around the table, dinner conversations will center around food and faith stories. The table provides an opportunity for guests to share and hosts to listen. Our targeted guests will initially be a select group of friends from our marginalized community. We want our Mustard Seed friends who have become our family to be our first dinner guests.”
Writer and scholar, Leonard Sweet once said, Whenever I’m asked, ‘What is God up to?’ my most common answer is, ‘Have you heard of dinner church?” Dinner church is a type of microchurch where the meal and the table are not simply points of distinction from other churches; they are essential to the congregation’s makeup. Microchurches are intentionally small, which allows the type of inclusion that notices everyone and a place where all are heard and given the opportunity to contribute.
Lastly, Monica shared, “Authentic fellowship leads to discipleship, one meal at a time. When new disciples start sharing stories from the table with others, those others will come, and that is what I call “church.”
Vernon Fosner, who has written books on the dinner church movement says, “For Jesus, the dinner table was the invitation to faith. Jesus clearly embedded the gospel into the dinner-table theology.”
Please join us in praying for this new ministry and all that God will do through it and among the participants.
REMINDER for the Mixed Pickleball Tournament on January 28th AND the Mega Food Drive on January 30th. See you there!
We are excited to have six families participating in our NEW DAWN Transitional Housing Program as we begin 2023!
We are grateful for this ministry and for all of the support that we have received. As we take everything we have learned since we piloted this initiative with our first participant and envision all the impact that this ministry can bring, we want to ask you to join with us to pray. Pray for each family that is currently participating in NEW DAWN and all of the families yet to come. Pray for the mentors that are walking alongside our participants. Thank you for praying with us! If you want to learn more about how you can be a friend to our families, let us know. There are many, very simple ways. Thank you for your support!
It’s January and not many are thinking about swimming outside in the summer, BUT we are!!!
In the last three years, we have replaced all of the huge pumps and all of the pipes and plumbing for the pool at Light on the Hill at Mount Wesley. Now, we need to address the pool, itself. We have multiple cracks in the pool that have been patched and re-patched over and over and over… We no longer can do this. It is time for the pool to be retiled, re-plastered, and re-surfaced.
Last summer, we had hundreds of children and youth enjoy this pool through summer camps, play days, and field trips. We know how much joy this pool brought to so many as we were fortunate to witness the laughter and smiles!
This summer, we want to expand the number of children and youth who will come and make more memories on our treasured campus, including in the pool. Would you prayerfully consider helping us?
Thanks to some grants and private donations, we are more than halfway there with the funding to make this happen! Every little bit helps! If you would be able to help us reach our goal, you can make a donation to KFUMC or LOTH and specify “POOL” on the check or in the comments section if you are giving electronically.
Thank you so much for praying for our summer outreach efforts in January.
We are incredibly blessed by your continued support! Happy New Year!
We have had a great two weeks of summer camp for kids at Light on the Hill! Thank you to all of the unpaid servants who have shared their love and talent with so many to make Camp Wesley happen!
We are also thankful for the San Antonio Food Bank and all of the unpaid servants who shared the love of Christ through the tangible expression of food on Monday at Light on the Hill!
CAMP WESLEY Session 1: We are so excited to be hosting some of our friends from the Doyle Neighborhood this week! We are having a great time celebrating God’s goodness and all of His creation! Thank you to all of our unpaid servants who are making this week so great for so many children!!!
MEGA MONDAY! Monday, June 27, we will host the San Antonio Food Bank Mega Food Pantry at Light on the Hill from 10am – Noon. If you would like to volunteer to help, contact Beth Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (830)459-5847.
Mobile Mustard Seed is Tuesday, June 14! Contact Beth at email@example.com if you want to come serve!
The Uvalde Strong Fund supports victims, their families, and others affected by the tragedy at Robb Elementary School on May 24th. Companies, foundations, civic groups, religious congregations, and organizations wanting further details on donating, call 830-896-8811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of us have big buts (the one “t” variety, not the other kind). By that, I mean we live in constant emotional and relational tension because we live in the land of but.
• I know my BFF didn’t mean to be a jerk, but …
• I know my spouse isn’t perfect, but …
• I know my son is trying to change, but …
• I know my boss didn’t mean to wound me, but …
Sadly, we’ve created a “yeah, but” world that is killing us. It’s robbing us of joy and creating unnecessary tension in our relationships. Worst of all, it’s setting us up to love conditionally.
The second we add a “but,” we add a condition or an excuse. We are saying to others, “I know the right thing to do, but my choice to do the right thing is subject to your choice to do the right thing.” We rationalize our half-hearted love and acceptance of others based on their actions.
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