On Monday 26th March The Church of The Resurrection in Blarney, Co Cork opened its doors to the community with an invitation to come around for the very first ‘Community Table’ event in the church. The event was suggested at a recent Missional Community meeting made up of congregation members and friends who helped in the preparations for the evening.
The aim of the event was simply to ‘meet the neighbours’. All were invited to along, bring friends and family. The concept was simple, anyone who was coming signed up online for catering purposes, people who came were invited to bring a dessert to share and the church provided the main course.
Food was served from 6pm and the event was cleared up by 7.30 – there was a definite feeling from locals that this needs to happen again.
The Reverend Robert Ferris said:
Community Table is a very simple concept of bringing people together in the Church building – some of whom have never set foot over our door way before – with the simple actions of eating, chatting and both giving and receiving of hospitality.