I was inspired recently to take a proactive step to begin to remedy this situation. I was listening to an online class, when the presenter gave an example of a woman named Sarah who had started something called Neighbor’s Table. I was intrigued by her courage and creativity.
Sarah had recently moved to a new state and was feeling frustrated and disconnected. She knew only two of her neighbors. She wanted something more, so she took the initiative to invite her neighbors to her backyard for a pot luck dinner. She handed out invitations all around the neighborhood and anticipated that 10-15 people would attend. Instead 91 people walked down her driveway that night.
This was the start of what Sarah calls Neighbor’s Table, inviting people to join her around her very large table (holds 22 people) for good food and conversation. In 2012 and again in 2013, Sarah invited over 500 people to a meal at her table.
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Secondly, I desire to have a ministry to women one day, a ministry that will empower, comfort, bring healing and courage. What better to way to get to know women and their struggle than to sit with them around the table, sharing our stories and offering empathy to one another?
Who can you invite to share your table? Is there someone new in your neighborhood, church or office? Could you reach out to them? Do you desire greater connection with others? Why not take the initiative to reach out to a few people you’d like to get to know better and ask them to sit at your table? I am sure you would bless and be blessed.
Learn about the beginning of Neighbor's Table, and visit the Neighbor's Table Facebook page.