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Time for a winter warmup! Sign-ups are now open for 2019 Spring Fellowship Clubs. Take this time to renew friendships or get to know a few new faces in our congregation over a tasty meal. Starting in March, mini meal groups will meet 3 to 4 times by the end of May, followed by a gathering of all groups in June for our season celebration picnic, a casual, fun time with family members included.
Are We Pleasant Strangers or Christian Community?
This past year, we have been exploring just who we in the Severna Park UMC congregation are, where we come from, what we love to do. Similarly exploring who we are, the Fellowship Clubs are small mixed gatherings of 6 or 8 adults (singles and couples) who grow to appreciate each other’s commonalities and differences by sharing brunch, lunch or dinner and conversation 4 to 6 times each year, either in restaurants, food trucks, picnic spots or in each other’s homes. Yes, you heard right — This year, in addition to our traditional models, we’re also exploring interest in Saturday morning, afternoon or weeknight groups that might like to share their favorite casual dining spots, whether it’s their favorite Food Trucks, farmer’s market or pizza spots, as another alternative to hosting at home or Sunday brunch out. After all, it’s the company, not the setting that matters most.
Step out in faith and email Dixie to sign up. We hope you’ll sign up to join in with Fellowship Clubs this year and let us get to know you better.
One thing you’ll learn is that the group is diverse. The Bible shows us that breaking bread together has special significance, especially among Christians who speak about “Radical Hospitality,” which seeks to welcome and treat others as we believe Christ would. Like the early Christians, who came from different walks of life but shared a passion for Christ’s message that strengthened their faith communities, sharing these meals and conversations together over time offers us a chance to deepen relationships, strengthening our SPUMC community. Join the Fellowship Clubs or help to form new small groups… share your God-given light and, by doing so, help your small group and our congregation to better love, serve and follow.