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Family Style: A Conversation About What We Eat and Who Sits At Our Table

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Westminster Methodist Church

5801 San Felipe St

Houston, TX 77057

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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?? Talking about things that matter??

Come share your habits and viewpoints with us at our special combined gathering this month! Our Bay Area and Heights groups will be gathering together at a special new location in the Galleria area.


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What exactly is gastrochurch?

Dinner, drinks, and spiritual conversation. Our topics are explored from a Christian worldview (hence the "church" in gastrochurch), but all worldviews are welcome. If you're interested in connecting with real people over things that really matter in your life, gastrochurch is for you. If you want more information, or a general sense of what the gatherings are like, check out www.gastrochurch.org.

What if I have dietary contraints?

That's perfectly fine. We can work with just about anything. After you register, just email haley@gastrochurch.org with your dietary constraint.

Does this cost anything?

We are donation based, we wont charge you for anything. Give whatever you can. You can add your donation in the "donation" line of the registration, find us on Venmo as gastrochurch htx, or give on our website: http://www.gastrochurch.org/give.

Can I bring friends?

Absolutely. Brings friends, neighbors, random people you meet on the train, and your second cousin you never talk to. Just make sure to register for the appropriate number of tickets so we know how many to prepare for.

How long will it last?

Our dinners last 2-2.5 hrs, depending on how much people talk. Part of the intention behind gastrochurch is to serve slow food, in every sense of the term. There aren't many times in our society when people spend two hours around the table anymore, and we think that's a shame.

What should I bring to the gathering?

You are welcome to bring a beverage to share. We'll have a variety of non-alcoholic drinks, as well as beer and wine, but feel free to bring your favorite beverage to share.

How can I find out about future events?

Sign up for our email list to get updates about upcoming gatherings.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Feel free to email any questions to haley@gastrochurch.org. You can also text Haley at 281-797-6754.

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