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Feasting, Fasting, and the Poor
Fri, March 24, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT
March falls in the Christian season of Lent. Lent is a fasting season--a time to step back and reflect on how broken we are and how broken our world is. Althought Christians are always commanded to consider "the least of these," Lent serves as a yearly wake-up call. In this meal, we'll be talking about some of the spiritual issues surrounding the poor, especially our immediate neighbors here in Houston, as we share a simple meal together.
How do I get there?
We'll send out an email a few days beforehand with better instructions about where to park and how to get in. Unless you live in the apartments (or know how to sneak in after all the doors are locked), you'll need to enter through a back gate near the patio where we'll be meeting.
What if I have dietary contraints?
That's perfectly fine. We can work with just about anything. After you register, just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your dietary constraint.
Does this cost anything?
If this is your first time, no. Dinner is on us. If you've come before, we just ask for a donation. Give whatever you can. You can add your donation in the "donation" line of the registration.
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 dinner 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 event?
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 events.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Feel free to email any questions to email@example.com. You can also text Meredith at 979-221-8509.