On November 1st, we will be providing a dinner meal for 12 families experiencing homelessness. These families are housed in hotels through Bethany House Services.
If you are interested in providing something, we are asked to provide 48 servings divided into 12 paper grocery bags of four servings in each, containing the following:
Paper plates, napkins and plastic cutlery
Thank you to our members who have provided financial assistance toward the meal. If you would like to help out with this meal, please contact Maggie through the church at email@example.com
On August 10, 2021, we enlisted the help of our friends at Thai Terrace Restaurant in Mason, Ohio, to provide a delicious meal for half the families being housed by Bethany House Services that night. Owner and cook Gigi and her sister Lak cooked up and donated Thai fried rice w/chicken and chicken pad Thai, with Spring Rolls, adding some bottles of Coke in to boot! Our friends from church provided mandarin oranges, cookies and tableware. Together, a full meal was created. We are so happy when we can partner with our neighbors to help our neighbors.
The New Church of Montgomery does not have worship service this Sunday. If you are looking for a Swedenborgian service, please look for the link to Glendale New Church’s Sunday service, forthcoming, or visit their website: www.glendalenewchurch.org You can also attend a virtual service at one of our many sister churches.
Also, if you are interested in helping in the garden at Glendale New Church, we will be meeting this Sunday, 4/11, in the afternoon, weather permitting. If interested, contact church via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW CHURCH OF MONTGOMERY INVITES YOU TO OUR ALTERNATIVE HARVEST FEAST
Since we are not able to have our Harvest Feast potluck this year, we are inviting you to choose what you would have brought to our in-person celebration and, instead, send a check to the church for its value. The church will match the donations and the money will be donated to the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank.
The Food Bank hopes to distribute over 14,000 Holiday Meal Boxes during the holiday seasons this year. They can serve 3 meals for $1.00, so even if you are thinking a can of cranberry sauce, your donation will be useful
Here is our usual sign-up sheet – no need to let us know what you’re “bringing”. Duplicates are fine! We usually have around 25-30 people for our meal.
Please give a gift to yourself (and to Anna!) by ordering this book to help it reveal parts of you that need tending to, to let go of pre-conceived notions of church, and to learn new ways to love your neighbor.
Hardback, Paperback or Kindle versions are available. Sign into your Amazon account through Amazon Smile, where you can designate a charitable recipient (i.e. The New Church of Montgomery, etc.)
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. InThis 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.