The Welcome Table

How do we do The Welcome Table?
We use the ancient practice of lectio divina, hearing the scripture and asking deeper questions on each reading. We are part of a movement to reclaim the simple practice of gathering people at a table to eat and talk together. Jesus did it and so did the first Christians.
We are surrounded by music and end with prayer at the Table of Jesus Christ. Then, you may stay for a refreshment if you would like.
All ages are welcome. Children are especially open to hearing God speaking to them, using the simple process we share around tables. The Spirit speaks to everyone and anyone can learn to listen.
Where is The Welcome Table?

The Welcome Table is inside Faith Presbyterian Church.  Coming in the driveway on 82nd Street is probably the easiest.  Look for the Welcome banners on the street and by the building.  The door is on the southwest corner of the building.  We will be there to greet you.

Do I just show up?

Yes! We’ve saved you a seat.

Do I need to bring anything?

There’s no need to bring anything. Once you are here and decide you will come again, you can let us know how you would like to help.

What time should I arrive? How long is worship?

We start shifting into worship at 4 PM. You are welcome to arrive around 3:45 PM if you like to get acquainted with us. Arrive closer to the hour, if you would prefer to just slip into a seat. Our worship ends somewhere around 5:00 and refreshments 5:30 PM.

What’s for refreshment?

We serve simple food, from Christmas cookies to nachos. To kick off Lent, we had waffles. We also serve water, coffee, and tea. You can bring your own food or beverage; however, alcohol is not permitted.

So that’s refreshments. What’s the worship part?

We gather in the Spirit of Jesus Christ. We are a community of love, where dividing walls are broken down. The Welcome Table is also a worshiping community. We listen to the Word of God from scripture and we listen to the Word of God speaking to us. We pray for the world and one another. And we sing together!

Does The Welcome Table celebrate the Lord’s Supper?

Yes. The Welcome Table is the Lord’s Table. Once a month during our worship, we give thanks, bless, break and pour out the bread and juice that – when shared – are a sign and seal of communion with Jesus Christ. You are invited to eat and drink this meal with us. Or you can simply pass the bread and cup to the person next to you.

Are children welcome at The Welcome Table?

Yes! Children of all ages are very welcome. Think of this like a family reunion; everyone is super glad to see every generation. There is no “children’s table” where kids are separated out. There is space for children to move around, some quiet books and blocks. We are probably more comfortable with your children’s squirming and noises than you are, but if you feel the need to step out, there is an open space where you can stay connected to worship. If you need to get home before worship is entirely over, your time at the table is still a gift us and – we hope – to your family.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

We try to ensure that there is a vegetarian option for refreshment. Gluten free food is marked, though not prepared in a restricted environment. Some people with special needs bring their own meal. The bread served for the Lord’s Supper is gluten-free. We serve grape juice, rather than wine.

Is The Welcome Table handicapped accessible?

The church has handicapped parking, curb cuts and is all on one floor. We have a Ring doorbell at the entrance that accommodates wheelchairs; we will be there in a jiffy. Restrooms are close to the worship space and have handicapped stalls. The service does not require reading other than a couple of songs whose words are displayed on a large screen. Worship takes place with conversation around multiple tables, which can be challenging with some hearing aids.

The Welcome Table is at 8170 Hague Road, Indianapolis on the first and third Sundays of the month @ 4 PM

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