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Mary Henley Lecture Series at UUMC -The Table and The Farm
March 29 @ 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 29: The Table and the Farm
Rev. Stephanie and John Campbell, Dinner Bell Farm, Snow Camp, NC
Stephanie and John moved to Snow Camp from Naples, FL in 2015 to establish a diversified, sustainable farm. They were convinced that not only does the land have much to teach us, but that discipleship and the beloved community happens when we eat together in ways that are just and sustainable. Stephanie is an Ordained Deacon in the UMC with over twenty years serving in children’s and family ministry and a dozen years founding and leading a neighborhood literacy center with immigrant children and families. John is a retired businessman with a lifetime as an active lay person in many ministries and leadership. Their vision for their farm, Dinner Bell Farm in Snow Camp, is one of creating beloved community with all of their neighbors and witnessing to the God who is calling us to join God in the reconciliation of all creation. The Campbells are active members of Saxapahaw UMC.