Common

TABLE

Where Good Food

Meets God’s Grace

Charlotte, North Carolina

Join us for our next event:

Sunday, July 21, 6pm

Birdsong Brewing

Text HELLO to

833-253-7251

to get on the list

for regular updates


About

Common Table is an open community of believers and seekers, invited to gather around a common table, share a meal, and engage in deep and meaningful conversation about things that matter, especially spiritual things. Out of these experiences, an intentional community is born, providing space for healing, exploring our faith journeys, and strengthening our relationships with each other and with God, as we determine how best we can live our lives as followers of Jesus.

Values

Common Table is

Safe

This is a safe space to explore, to heal, to hurt, and to live. We value safety in all its dimensions: physical, mental, and spiritual. We promote healthy boundaries, bodily and spiritual autonomy, and accountability.

Respectful

We value relationships over rigid dogma and we encourage open, genuine conversation; our differences do not separate us, but serve to make us stronger.

Inclusive

All are welcome in this space, where the lives and contributions of women, people of color, the differently abled, and LGBTQ people are recognized as inherently good and worthy.

What to Expect

When does Common Table meet?

Common Table’s dinner events are held once each month. Check the website here, or on our Facebook or Instagram profiles, for upcoming dates and RSVP links.

Are your events free?

Yes! Monthly events are free. You will never be charged for dinner. Depending on the event, you may need to purchase your own adult beverage, if you desire to have one.

Who can come?

You can come! Common Table is a safe, respectful, and inclusive space for people who:

  • have never or rarely attended church
  • have little-to-no experience with organized religion
  • have lost trust in organized religion
  • have experienced pain or trauma in past church experiences
  • want a place to explore in a safe and nurturing environment which prioritizes relationships over rigid dogma
  • who desire to build community and engage in social interactions across generational, social, and other divides

Who is behind this effort?

Common Table values safety, respect, inclusion, trust, and accountability, as do all of our partners. Supporting partners in this effort include:

  • St. Stephen United Methodist Church
  • St. John’s Baptist Church
  • St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church

Learn more about our partners

What inspired this new program?

Members and leaders from our partner churches were encouraged to reach out to a wider community of people who may seek a spiritual community, but might not be comfortable in traditional church settings. We were inspired by the dinner church and Gastrochurch movements. One of our leaders previously worked with similar efforts, including Gastrochurch Houston and Gastrochurch Greensboro.

Got Questions?

Email:

hello@commontableclt.com

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Our Partners

St. Stephen United Methodist Church

St. Stephen is an authentic and humble community of followers of Jesus Christ. We are a serving, giving, action-oriented family of believers. We believe in supporting each other and growing disciples. We serve our neighborhood and the larger Charlotte community. Our vision is to be the hands, feet, and heart of Jesus Christ.

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St. John’s

Baptist Church

St. John’s Baptist Church is a fellowship of faith bound by a covenant with God and with each other, committed to community, freedom, service, and worship. St. John’s is affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Alliance of Baptists, and the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists.

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St. Luke Missionary

Baptist Church

St. Luke is a member of the historic American Baptist Churches, USA, (ABC/USA) and the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists. St. Luke exists to help you meet God and discover God’s plan for your life.

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