What is Martha's Table?
Martha's Table is a shared worship service and a meal which brings homeless guests and partner churches together in fellowship. This shared experience is held every Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (service) with the meal being served immediately following. People's Church hosts the service and meal once every couple of months.
Why "Martha's Table"?
Wisdom from the Christian Tradition
In the gospel of Luke, Jesus reminded his worried and anxious hostess, Martha, to be present to her guests and not consumed by her "to-do" list. In short, Jesus urged Martha to put relationship first.
Therefore, the purpose of Martha's Table is to provide an intimate environment for church communities and homeless or needy guests to build nurturing, long term, mutually transforming relationships with one another.
Where does Martha's Table take place?
First Congregational Church UCC
129 Park Street , Downtown Kalamazoo
How can People's People help?
Martha's Table appreciates volunteers on any Sunday. People's Church hosts the service and meal once every couple of months. The current Martha's Table dates for People's Church are as follows.
- Sunday May 13
Ways to get involved- Meal preparation
- Prep at our church before our Sunday
- Prep at First Congregational on our Sunday
- Service / worship
- Serve food
- Share the meal
A video explaining the volunteer experience at Martha's Table can be found here: http://vimeo.com/31247978