Before the coronavirus situation, we gathered most Sundays in homes or at The Playhouse pub to eat lunch together and talk over a range of issues and ideas. Everyone, believer or non-believer, had the chance to share their feelings and beliefs without fear of criticism or being argued down. We nick-named this our “disagree well club”. It helped of course that the focus of our gathering was to share tasty food on a big table!
But in lockdown, we can’t do that, so we’re trying the next best thing in the circumstances: getting together to chat via the Zoom conferencing system.
Even without being together eating at a table, this still provides the opportunity to bless one another by just listening, and without demanding the ‘correct’ answers, and without needing to compete or to win an argument.
This is when we start to get to know each other, appreciate and respect different standpoints from our own, and enjoy the experience.
It’s also, we believe, a way that we can hear from God – through each other – and when God’s healing and peaceful presence can do its wonderful work.
TableTalk starts at 14:30 each Sunday. Call 01206 622712 for more details.
Note: You can run Zoom on computers and smartphones. If you don’t have any of those or your broadband is very slow, it’s also possible to join in by phone.