Tonight Trinity United Methodist Church hosted our Neighborhood Churches for a Soup Supper as well as a series called The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey.
It was a good time. It was good to see our United Brethren church gathering together with a United Methodist church, a Presbyterian church, a Mennonite church, and a Church of Christ. It's a special gathering, I don't know of ANY other like it in our city. Anchor had a decent showing, there were about ten of us who braved the ice-cold gusting wind.
Next Sunday Anchor hosts, which will be fun.
This Sunday is the first one of Lent, which makes gathering with fellow believers from the neighborhood during this time extra special. What makes the book study so special is its focus on Jesus within his historical and cultural context. A fresh look as to why Jesus was crucified (was he just an annoying Mr. Rogers? a divisive cultural critic? a misunderstood prophet?) and what does his life mean for our life today? Good questions to discuss with our neighbors during Lent.