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Mary Henley Lecture Series at UUMC -The Table and The Church
March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CHURCH + FARM + KITCHEN:
The Table Politics of Jesus
Hosted by University UMC Environmental Stewardship Team
7:00 p.m. in The Chapel at University UMC
What does it mean that before Jesus died, he invited his disciples to a share a meal with him? Could it be that when we eat, we make social, economic, political, moral, and theological statements with our mouths, minds, and bodies? Who is at the table? Who is missing? What story does the food have to tell? How do we express and contribute to God’s love for the world in the ways we eat?
This year’s Mary Henley Lecture speakers live with the conviction that The Lord’s Table is central to helping us live into the “table politics” of Jesus. Unlike the acrimonious politics of which we have all become weary, the table politics of Jesus are an invitation to peace and deep community.
March 15: The Table and the Church
Rev. Grace G. Hackney, Executive Director of Life Around the Table, a ministry of the Corridor District
Grace G. Hackney, a UMC pastor and beloved part of University UMC, has turned her home and gardens into a place of rest, retreat, and learning about healthy, sustainable food and faithful eating. Drawing on her experience with community gardening and more than 11 years serving rural churches, Hackney has created a ministry that equips and encourages clergy, congregations, and communities to eat together faithfully. “If we are people of the Table, then all our tables should reflect a eucharistic imagination that embodies hospitality, gratitude, delight, and divine love.”