New Communion: The Practice of Table
Fri Noon | Bridge
Rev. Monica L. Banks
Join Rev. Monica L. Banks of New Communion for a fascinating exploration of practical theology. How are we transformed by Eucharistic praxis? Come experience the story of New Communion and the transformation of a community. Where does spiritual hunger meet the real world and respond to poverty and food insecurity? Join us for real dialogue about the church’s response to hunger/food insecurity. We will also explore food justice as prophetic mandate.
1: The story of New Communion: How Shared Abundance Changed A Community
New Communion Mobile Market & Pantry is a faith-based organization with the goal of enhancing community relationships and diminishing the impacts of hunger and food insecurity.
2: New Communion: The Hospitality of Table
When we begin to understand the idea of “Christian” hospitality as a means of transformation and relationship, it looks different than simply a proposition of manners. This understanding includes manners and etiquette which is why this particular study transitions into the practical world with the help of Luke 14:12-24.
3: New Communion: Dinner Church
Join us for our final movement. As churches, families, and communities are fractured…we look for more meaningful ways to connect. Join us for “Dinner Church” a new way of connecting with story and neighbor.
Reverend Monica L. Banks currently serves as founding Co-Director of New Communion; a faith-based community organization with the goal of enhancing community relationships and diminishing the impacts of hunger and food insecurity. She is Nebraska native, with nomadic tendencies, she values hard work, relationships, and family meals. She serves as Chaplain Resident at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina. Monica believes in the interconnected and liminal spaces that exist between and within the ordinary and the sacred. She is passionate about creation care and knows that sometimes all we need is to take our shoes off and feel the grass, knead the dough of bread amidst creation, or cry/sing with a neighbor. Rev. Banks is an ordained pastor in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Rev. Banks is a 2017 Re:Generate Fellow, a published writer/blogger, preacher, grant writer, community organizer, and justice seeker.
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