One facet of rethinking church is breaking down barriers that exist in society – between races, gender, socio-economic and age groups – so Christ is revealed in love actualized. That’s why the people of The United Methodist Church are participating in America’s Sunday Supper. It allows us to participate not only in reflection upon Dr. Martin Luther King’s life of risk-taking mission, but also to embody that same kind of mission in our own lives. America’s Sunday Supper also follows Human Relations Day for United Methodists and provides a meaningful setting to discuss “ministries that advocate for solutions to injustice, hunger, homelessness and other social ills.”
So, if you’re just now hearing about America’s Sunday Supper and thinking about participating, here’s some quick facts:
What is it? America’s Sunday Supper offers a model to engage people over dinner about community issues and do something to make a difference – all while relating to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
When is it? Because America’s Sunday Supper honors the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, it is held on the weekend prior to the federal holiday (January 16). You can host a dinner anytime that weekend or on Monday while students are out of school.
What do you do? At America’s Sunday Supper, groups (small or large) eat together, talk about social issues, and do something in service together. Ideas for service projects and free films to spark conversation are available to all who register.
Events like America’s Sunday Supper create opportunities for the church to go down new paths and impact lives and to meet others along the way. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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