What we're about
Church of the Common Table is a small group that typically meets three Sundays a month for worship services at the Church of the Good Shepherd (United Methodist Church) in Northern Virginia. We're hosted by, and partner with, Good Shepherd UMC, but we are a trans-denominational group including folks who identify with various Christian traditions, or none of them!
During our worship services, we focus on meeting God and following Jesus through art, poetry, music, discussion, and the sacrament of the Eucharist. Fourth Sundays are an opportunity for us to serve our community in a variety of ways, something we refer to as "Barn Raisings". This schedule is a reflection of our understanding of Jesus’ reply when asked, "which is the greatest commandment?": "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself."
If you're a Christian of any background who values justice, authenticity, vulnerability, doubt, and multiple perspectives (rather than "one right answer"), or someone who identifies as "spiritual but not religious", or someone of a different faith or no faith who is hungry for a community that helps others (and is more interested in being converted by you than converting you), please join us!
You can also check out our website: https://www.commontable.org/
or our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/churchofthecommontable/