Pre-order your copy(ies) of New Church Minister and Author, Rev. Anna Woofenden’s upcoming first book, “This is God’s Table. Finding Church Beyond the Walls.” By Herald Press.
From the Back Cover (and AnnaWoofenden.com)
Can a barren city lot become a church?
This is the story of an audacious journey. It’s the story of what happens when people garden, worship, and eat together—and invite anyone and everyone to join them. In This Is God’s Table, writer and pastor Anna Woofenden describes the way that the wealthy and the poor, the aged and the young, the housed and unhoused become a community in this once-empty lot. Together they plant and sustain a thriving urban farm, worship God, and share a weekly meal. Together they craft a shared life and a place of authenticity where all are welcome. Readers of Nadia Bolz-Weber, Sara Miles, and Diana Butler Bass will find here a kindred vision for a church without walls.
As churches across the Western world wither, what would it take to find a raw, honest, gritty way of doing church—one rooted in place, nurtured by grace, and grounded in God’s expansive love? What would it take to carry the liturgy outside the gates? What if we were to discover that in feeding others, we are fed?
This is God’s table. Come and eat.
About the Author
About the Author
Anna Woofenden is a writer, speaker, pastor, and leading voice in the food and faith movement. She is the founding pastor of The Garden Church in San Pedro, California, as well as the founder of Feed and Be Fed Farm. With an MDiv from Earlham School of Religion, Woofenden has served at Los Angeles’ Wayfarers Chapel and at San Francisco’s Saint Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church and The Food Pantry. Now living in Northampton, Massachusetts, with her husband, David, Woofenden is cohost of the Food and Faith podcast. She is passionate about spirituality, justice, food, the earth, and community, and is driven by a calling to reimagine church. Connect with her at AnnaWoofenden.com