Palm Sunday, April 14th.
Apparently Jesus got the idea. On nearly every page of the Gospel of Luke, Jesus is either going to a meal, at a meal, or coming from a meal. He eats meals with all sorts of people in all sorts of situations. He even eats meals after his resurrection with those who do not recognize him . . . until . . . he takes bread, gives thanks, breaks it, and gives it to them.
When the earliest followers of Jesus gathered together, they did the same thing. Their gatherings centered primarily around a meal and conversation. What took place in those first-century gatherings resonates with the very nature of God and the Gospel itself, says Graves—intimacy, inclusion, festive joy, and participation in community.
You are cordially invited to attend Unity Church of Georgetown’s second Brunch Church this coming Sunday, Palm Sunday! If you have ever been part of a dinner party or met friends for lunch, then you are qualified to participate. The “meal” will be very light and simple; our aim for this meal is inclusion, festive joy, participation in community, and anticipation of what might incarnate from breaking bread together intentionally. I hope you will join us.