Our guest preacher this Sunday was Dr. Malinda Berry. This was part of the weekend she spent with us teaching on our Mennonite theology of Communion and how we might create a robust and living theology of table as a local community.
Communion helps us connect with each other. Malinda drew in part from an essay she wrote for the 30th anniversary edition of Living More with Less about the five life standards the author Doris Janzen Longacre had written outlining what an Anabaptist lifestyle might care about or view as central when we live in the affluence of North America. Do justice, learn from the world community, nurture people, cherish the natural order, and non-conform freely.
Malinda closed by providing us several “What ifs” for us to reflect upon as a congregation.