Faith, Food, Friday - featuring "The God Squad" - is a project of The Village Square, devoted to building community across divides.
Here we are - November 4th 2016 - just four days out from what we're guessing will be an ugly, contentious and likely uninspiring presidential campaign that plays to our anger rather than to our better angels (we're big risk takers when we bet). So what's a country to do?
Here at Faith, Food, Friday we figured we'd take the opportunity - before we know any election results - to widen our frame of reference a bit and find reasons for real hope. Who better than the God Squad to give us a reason to feel a little better - whichever side of the aisle you're about to fill in the bubble for on Tuesday. And as long as we're trying to revive a little hope, we might also unpack a bit of faith, charity and possibly even some joy.
We'll be giving away presidential swag straight from Philadelphia. It's a reminder that we've been through a thing or two as a country since way back when the old Liberty Bell cracked. If we can spend a little time remembering what we share, we're pretty sure we'll endure. We might even find a way - breaking bread across this angry divide - to like each other again?
Facilitating the conversation is Father Tim Holeda, who is quite hopeful.
Faith, Food, Friday is $8 if you register through the Tuesday ahead of each program ($10 after) and free if you’d like to bring your own lunch with you. We offer online payment as a courtesy so you don't have to stop at the door but note that there is an additional fee when paying online.
Chicken tenders (no vegetarian option available – please bring your own lunch if necessary)
Meet the God Squad, the brains behind our series “Faith, Food, Friday: Improbable conversations for people of faith and no faith at all (because talking politics wasn’t hard enough). Whoever you are, whatever your beliefs, bring an open mind, an open heart (and an empty stomach) for a continuing conversation that makes it safe to bring your beliefs to the public square - just as you are. We hope you'll join us as we explore what happens when people of good will who might disagree cross each others' thresholds and break a little bread together.
From left to right: Rev. Josh Hall, First Baptist Church; Father Tim Holeda, Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More; Pastor Darrick McGhee of Bible Based Church; Betsy Ouillete Zierden of Good Samaritan United Methodist Church and Rabbi Jack Romberg of Temple Israel Tallahassee.
Parking: Plenty of parking is available on site. When you turn into the lot at Good Samaritan go to the left toward the new church building.