Hello friends, I am so thrilled to share this post with you today!! For those of you who are regular followers and saw my Valentine’s Day Entertaining post, I had an incredible French-themed Valentine’s Day dinner with about ten girlfriends here in DC to celebrate friendship and sisterhood. There was so much laughter, beautiful food, (and of course, chocolate!), and it was one of the best nights I’ve had in a long time. Most importantly, what I really loved is that our table was filled with truly women who shared a love of Jesus and a desire to be His hands and feet in our community in a pilot of something called the IF: Table.
For those of you who haven’t heard of the IF: Gathering before, it’s an amazing movement of Christian woman all of the country seeking to answer one critical question: “If God is real, then how do we live our lives?” Their ultimate vision is to gather, equip, and unleash women to live out their calling.
Enter: IF: Table, the “gathering” piece. The goal? Bring together a group of 6 (or more) women who meet on the second Sunday of every month to share a simple potluck meal and dive deep with other women over real stories and Christ centered conversations. The amazing IF team provides conversation cards–and even recipes!–every month and leaves the cooking and discussion to us! Some of this month’s questions that really stuck with our group:
- How can we, as women, do a better job of breaking down barriers that separate us and building each other up?
- How can we do a better job loving one another and our community, our co-workers, our neighborhood – so that the world would know us as disciples?
I am so excited for next month’s meeting, where we’ll be gathering for an amazing Italian dinner! We’ll be adding a justice component each month as well where we discuss a pressing issue in our local or global community and what steps we can take to serve, from sex trafficking to homelessness and beyond.
No matter how skilled of a cook you are (and I’ve got you covered on recipes!), I can’t say enough how powerful this simple idea is. As women, we all come from different places, different stories, different struggles, but we all bring something to the table in God’s Kingdom. God wants to use your story and there’s nothing more beautiful than sharing life with another sister as we seek to serve Him together through all seasons of life. Never underestimate the power that one small group can have to change the world.
“Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts…” (Acts 2:46)