Discerning What It Means to Be “Bread Fellowship”
Last Sunday we discussed what it means to be Bread Fellowship— our logo says, Eat. Feed. We are called to be the body of Christ in this crazy, mixed-up world, but if we are to do that, we must be fed with the love and grace of Christ. When we gather around the table of Christ on Sundays we are given bread for the journey through the redeeming love of Jesus— we are being fed. On Sunday we also offer each other the peace of Christ as we renew our faith, encourage one another, and discern what God would have us do in our daily lives and as a fellowship of believers.
As we shared our hopes and dreams for Bread we offered ideas about how we can more effectively be a community of grace in our neighborhood. Some of the ideas offered were:
- Simply meet to eat and share our lives with each other
- Invite others to eat with us
- Have another picnic in the park and invite our neighbors
- Participate in neighborhood events like Open Streets and concerts at Magnolia Green and the Fairmount Mother’s Day Tour of Homes
- Offer House Blessings to our neighbors
- Block Parties
- Dinners in our homes where we invite our neighbors
- Book Club
- Watch a movie and discuss if afterwards
- Group for women with young children
Perhaps you have other ideas, please share them with us. We know that none of us has “the truth,” but rather “the truth” is between us as we talk and discern together. This is a conversation we must continue—join us as we journey together.