Our next Story Night will take place on May 25, and it will have an “End of the School Year” theme. We want to hear stories from kids as well as adults. Watch for more info coming soon, but for now block out your calendar from 6:30-8:30pm on May 25!
What is Story Night and why do we do it?
That’s a great question. Story Night is pretty simple: we share a meal together in someone’s home, and then share stories from our lives on a topic. Past story topics include:
- Share a story about the best party you’ve ever been to.
- Share a story about an area of pain or loss that you are still grieving today.
- Share about an area of significant growth in your life.
Story Nights are important for a couple reasons at least:
- Story Night is a place we practice two of our practices: WELCOMING and LISTENING. The reason we name practices (instead of “values”) is that values are usually aspirational, but practices are things you can actually DO. Story Night is one place we DO our practices.
- Story Night is a practice that not only binds us together as a community, but opens space for others to be drawn in to our life together. As such, it’s an easy way to start and sustain a Table Group.
Story Night (and the possible Table Groups that emerge from it) is part of how we EMBODY and EXTEND the presence of Christ that we ENCOUNTER at the communion table each Sunday. It’s a way for us to BE the community we say we want to be.
Hope to see you at the next Story Night!