Leah’s perspective on her involvement with Food for Thought: “Food for Thought is where Trader Joe’s gets rid of all the food it cannot sell. And we give it away to people. I like being a part of it because it gets me out of the house. My whole family is a part of it. […]
RMC Blog posts
St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, Raleigh – Eucharistic Celebration
by Al RebergA blog entry in response to our “A Year at the Table” series.November 16, 2019 The Communion Liturgy at Saint Ambrose Episcopal Church is read from the Book of Common Prayer or recited from memory. Two people bring the bread and wine down the center Aisle and gives them to the Torch Bearer […]
Reflections on Communion at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Oaxaca
by David RohrerA blog entry in response to our “A Year at the Table” series.November 11, 2019 Last summer on two consecutive Sundays, Hans, Ann, Rosene and David celebrated communion with our brothers and sisters at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Oaxaca, Mexico. The service was conducted in English. The church has no assigned priest; rather it […]
Interfaith Meal – Nov. 3, 2019
We shared a wonderful meal with our Muslim and Jewish neighbors and drew insights from the rich table practices of these traditions.
Fall Intergenerational Retreat
This was the official kick-off retreat for our year’s study of table fellowship and communion practices at RMC. We looked at some ways God called God’s people to table fellowship and reflected on the ways we’ve experienced table fellowship and communion in the past and the present.
Neighborhood Pig Pickin’ Potluck
August 24, 2019Folks brought side dishes to share and we enjoyed locally-sourced, sustainably-raised pork. It was cooked in a smoker all day long with the help of one of our member’s dads who came in from western NC to help out. The weather was a bit wet, so we ate inside.
Local Maronite church holds First Food Festival
by David RohrerA blog entry in response to our “A Year at the Table” series.August 24, 2019 Rosene and I joined our Maronite friends today for a Taste of Lebanon, the first community festival given by Saint Sharbel Maronite Catholic Church. After purchasing our za’atar pie, hummus, kibbeh, kofta, grape leaves, etc., we spoke to […]
Christian Base Communities in El Salvador
by David RohrerA blog entry in response to our “A Year at the Table” series.August 18, 2019 Also see related: El Salvador Impressions – a photo blog of the team’s trip Today, following our time of worship at Raleigh Mennonite Church (RMC), Laurel Marshall shared from her experience with Salvadoran Christian base communities, abbreviated CEBs (communidades […]
Summer 2019 Worship Retreat
by David RohrerA blog entry in response to our “A Year at the Table” series. This summer’s RMC worship retreat began with the hymn “What is this place where we are meeting,” reminding us that “we are each other’s bread and wine.” Melissa then read all three Gospel accounts* of the last supper, interspersed with art […]
by Melissa Florer-BixlerA blog entry in response to our “A Year at the Table” series. It seemed fitting to me that we began our year of exploration and reflection on Communion practice in grace. Babette’s Feast, the first in our film series featuring movies about food and faith, is a story about grace received in […]
A Year at the Table
Raleigh Mennonite concluded a year-long exploration, celebration, and discernment of our practice of Lord’s Supper, our relationship to food systems, and our community formed around meals. Blog posts related to “A Year at the Table” Pie-it-Forward Communion during the COVID-19 Pandemic Fasting from Food Waste – Article in Sojourners Communion “Pop-up Seminary” Weekend Communion and […]
RMC Peace Camp!
Welcome to Raleigh Mennonite Church’s Peace Camp! On Saturday, June 15, we will host kids from 4 years old through 5th grade for an all-day workshop on peace-building from 9 am – 3 pm at 1116 N. Blount St. We are bringing in experts from around the Triangle area to lead us in singing, […]
Guns to Garden Tools – Coming Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017
Update: Thanks to all those who came out for the service and afternoon event. You can listen to Mike Martin’s message. More photos and videos will be added soon. RAWTools takes guns and melds them into garden tools. They’ll be joining us from Colorado on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 for this event focused on bringing […]
Brunch and Hymns – Summer Schedule
Starting June 4 we’ll start our summer schedule: no Sunday school and worship at 10 am. On the first Sunday of the summer months–June 4, July 2 and August 6–we’ll be at Pullen Park, at shelter #3, for a potluck brunch and hymn sing-a-long. This is a great time to invite friends and family to […]
Older audio recordings and the RMC Podcast
Greetings! We have available digital recordings of most sermons from about 2007 to the present, with a few others before that. However, only those from January 2018 to the present are on this website. If you have interest in hearing messages from Raleigh Mennonite Church worship services, or other special recordings, that are not in […]