We believe that at the heart of the Christian story lies God’s inclusive welcome and love. Through the central teachings of the Gospel we are invited to participate in God’s realm where there is a place for everyone at the table.
Hospitality is a key biblical theme in both testaments. Here at Faith we practice this “kingdom” hospitality around the Eucharistic meal where members of all ages and visitors are welcome. Following the Sunday service all are again welcome to the joyful weekly ritual of the coffee hour. Here, new friends are made and old relationships renewed through lively conversation and feasting on a delicious array of “elevenses.”
Hospitality extends beyond these walls during the week. On Wednesdays and Thursdays another whole crew of volunteers with Maple Alley Inn arrive early in the morning to prepare hot, nourishing lunches and welcome low-income and homeless guests. Tables are set. Flowers are arranged. Fresh ingredients (often from our own Faith Community Garden) are prepared and the feasting continues.
The Faith community also gathers around the tables on Wednesday evenings. Many members and their families enjoy this “time from the world” which brings them together. The meals are simple yet nourishing: BBQ from June through September; homemade soups and breads in Advent and Lent; and homestyle cooking (including good Lutheran classics such as Chris Behee’s legendary tuna noodle casserole) the rest of the year.
There are many ways to be fed here at Faith!