Gastrochurch gatherings are evenings for intentional conversation about spiritual things over really good food. Each gathering has a theme, with a menu to go along with it. With each course, a facilitator gives a short reflection and a discussion question for the table. You choose to sit with people you know or people you've never met before, and you choose how deep you want to go. Reflections are given from a Christian worldview, but gatherings are open to people of all beliefs or no belief. Really, if you enjoy the idea of having a meaningful conversation about your spirit with people you may never have met before, you'll love gastrochurch. If you would really rather talk about the weather, you will hate gastrochurch.
The Bay Area gastrochurch community meets once a month somewhere in the Clear Lake, League City, Friendswood, etc. areas.
What do weekly dinners look like in your home? Is it crockpot dinners that slow cook all day while you're at work? Is it something you've meal prepped from the weekend before? Is it take out or leftovers from your favorite restaurant? Maybe a frozen pizza or package of ramen? Or is it a combination of whatever you feel like eating and whatever groceries you bought at HEB on Saturday? Or is it a nightly special made of ingredients from your area farmer's market?
And then who's eating it with you? Are you alone on your couch in front of the tv? Or sitting at the kitchen table with family? Or are you playing hostess to friends and neighbors?
How many of us can say we sit down at a table on a regular basis and pass around a plate with entrees and sides that will make us feel warm and cozy inside? Even if you can answer, "Yes, I do!" Can you take it a step further.... How many of us are sitting at a table, on a regular basis, passing around the plate with entrees and sides that make us feel warm and cozy, with SIX people (some who we may know and some we may not) that have might have different beliefs and backgrounds than us??
Come share your habits and viewpoints with us at this month's special combined gathering at special NEW location!