We've spent a year exploring some of the images of Shirley Erena Murray's hymn "A Place at the Table," the inspiration for the theme of The Fellowship's 2019 Convocation in Kansas City. With this issue, we sketch in more of the details of the event and the city and provide personal testimonials to the value of attending...
Design Team members Jennifer Pick, Kevin Bogan, and Amy Rosine provide anticipated highlights. Tracy DePue provides some fun by suggesting that we build community in our local church ministries by entertaining guests at a meal table.
Three Convocation resource persons — Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, John Pavlovitz, and Sterling Allen — give us sneak peeks at their thinking surrounding expanding the table.
We began this year's issues with "Justice and Joy," and come full circle in this issue with a very personal piece by Silverio Sanchez that suggests justice and joy can be found even in personal pain during this season of Advent.
May your Advent be blessed and may our paths cross at the table next July in Kansas City!