Bob Hearne and Douglass Anne Cartwright will be leading conversation tonight at Bryan Street Tavern (4315 Bryan Street, Dallas, TX). I hope you can make it. We spent last week catching up on mission trips, summer camps, and vacations. It was good stuff. I suspect we will get back on track with interesting questions and delicious food. Our group usually sits at the booth on the immediate right as you enter the tavern.
If you are coming for the first time, don’t be afraid to hang out and listen. We don’t quiz each other or try to push someone into a corner. It’s a relaxed, funny, and informal group that lets our conversation go all over the place. You’ll fit right in.
Check out Faith in the City‘s website for more info.
Our pub ministry is back in action tonight at the Pizza Lounge. We’ll enjoy some awesome pizza and great conversation. I’ll be bringing some thoughts of doing some work and leading youth on a mission experience up in northwest Arkansas. I anticipate our friend Robert Hearne being back to share a bit about working with youth and seeing the beautiful expanse of Alaska. We start gathering at 7:30 pm – hope to see you there!
Since it’s the first pub of the month, we will have free childcare at the church from 7-9:30 pm. It’s open to anybody with little kids. You can drop them off at the nursery – come to the back parking lot of the church to get in. Our attendants always take down cellphone numbers, so if there is anything that comes up, you will be a short phone call away.
Douglass Anne and I will be on the road to NW Arkansas for some awesome mission trip/adventure/experiential learning fun.
We are taking 7 youth from the church and meeting up with 140+ from all over Texas, etc.
It should be a great week. Please pray for us…. although it’s not like we are leaving civilization behind. We’ll be near Walmart headquarters, so we can easily stock up on anything we need I suppose. However, I hope that our youth have a lot of fun and experience what God might be up to in their lives and the lives of those they meet.
So, seriously, say a little prayer for us. Send us some positive energy. I’ll keep you updated throughout the week with pictures and other fun stuff.
See you soon!
Easter is not here yet, but I am extending an invite to all my friends, fellow bloggers, and seekers to come join us for the Table this Sunday.
Many of our neighbors will get a invite card that looks like the image above. If you are wanting to return to church or discover a community that practices God’s hospitality, I hope you check us out. Our gathering takes place at 9:30 AM in the Community Room (below the sanctuary) at East Dallas Christian Church (629 N. Peak St., Dallas, TX). Park in the parking lot and follow the Table signs. Grab a donut and some coffee on the way in at our little breakfast bar. Say hello to some of our regulars. We begin worship with music and continue with a mixture of prayer, conversation, and communion. It’s relaxed and informal – dress as you feel comfortable. If you’ve got kids, you can check them in to our nursery or one of our Sunday School classes where they will have a good time. (My daughter and son can attest to that!)
The Table is a great community – our people are such a blessing, so generous and thoughtful and fun. I believe that comes from the fact that we celebrate and honor Jesus’ generosity and hospitality first shared with us. Wherever you are in your theology or life, come check us out!
For more information about us, check out our various Find Your Place pages, like a map on our location page, what our worship is like, more info about our activities for children and youth, and a convenient contact us form. In addition to worship, we are rapidly expanding our small group options. We have members who participate in our church’s bell choir, our pub ministry, and a Wednesday bible study. In April, we are launching more groups – stay tuned for info on those!
I hope to see you this Easter!
Do you play golf? Can you not play golf? Do you like to raise money to support efforts to end homelessness and help keep families and individuals in their homes? Do you like to zig zag around a golf course on a golf cart on a beautiful day? Regardless of your answers to the above questions, you should consider joining us for the 6th Annual Nehemiah’s Friends Golf Tournament.
I’m not much of a golfer. In fact, I’m not a golfer. But I play, because our young adult group has got it right. Why not enjoy a game of golf and make a difference in the world? The Housing Crisis Center is hosted in the five story community center building on our church campus and does great work by helping people who are about to lose their home due to financial or employment crisis. We are proud to be able to partner with them and raise some funds so that families and individuals can be helped.
As our good friend, Matthew Orlovsky said on Facebook from an experience working in our neighborhood with the homeless, “I was humbled but also reminded at how money and status can really devalue a person and that myself or someone with a million dollars is just like the human being that is given the title of homeless.“
If you are interested, email Daniel Wells for the forms and other information.