My friend Jenny posted the following blog about our table. It was deeply moving and encouraging. I’ve quoted the end of Jenny’s blog below to make sure you don’t miss an opportunity to pull up to the table.
Join women all over the world on February 7-8, for a little experiment called the If: Gathering. At the heart of this gathering are women like me who found that we were all desperate for a table. Desperate for people at the table. Desperate for deep, authentic community. The kind that Jesus modeled. And so it’s here. A movement of women encouraging each other to take a seat at the table- come as you are. No, really. Come just as you are. And join us. Invite a handful of other women to your house, a cabin, a church building, a Winnebago, a mountaintop- wherever. And be brave. For two days- be open, and honest and brave. Stream the If: Gathering around your table. We will pray together, worship together, have communion together. It will be low-key and laid back. A chance for you to seek out women in your own hometown who just need to be invited to a table. A chance to dream big and drink deeply. Curious? Desperate? Ready? Come to the table- you are wanted. A word from If: Gathering founder, Jennie Allen. – See more at: http://www.jennysimmons.com/2013/10/16/the-table/#sthash.MR3xMgWx.dpuf
Also take a look at what happens when young ones grow up around the table.