On the Table – August 6th through 12th

Hi church, I think it’s officially “late summer”.  So, you know, swim, or something.  Wear sandals. Cooler weather will be here soon.  Probably.  You never know these days. So what’s up with us?  Let me tell you. First!  The Common Table Bill Murray Film Festival of Love will kick off this Saturday, August 11th, at the Rackleys’, with Ghostbusters and possibly Ghostbusters II for those who are really feelin’ it.  We’ll start at 7ish, and there will be snackies and drinkies, but feel free to bring some.  Details and directions have been sent to our Core List, but if you’re not on the... Read more

On the Table – July 30th through August 5th

Hi church! It’s a new month, and we’re back with (at least) two chances to gather. Pretty good deal, if you ask me. On Friday evening we will gather with our friends at the Lamb Center (Fairfax County’s only daytime drop-in center for homeless folks) for our monthly pizza and karaoke party. Bring your children (if any), your singing voice (if any) and your silly self (you know you have one). We’ll gather at 6 for setup, the singing starts at 6:30, and we’ll sing ‘Amazing Grace’ and finish up by 8.  Good times! Then, join us on Sunday morning (10am at Jammin’ Java) for... Read more

On the Table – July 23rd through 29th

Hey church, It’s another “off” weekend – no gathering at Jammin’ Java, because it’s the fifth Sunday of the month.  Community-wise, it’ll be a pretty low-key weekend.  But, we do have one opportunity that combines three of our favorite things:  friends, a chance to help out a bit, and delicious beverages. The Doans are moving (from Chantilly to Herndon)!  In fact, they mostly have moved.  But if you have some time on Saturday afternoon – well, here’s Dee: Well, we honestly don’t need a ton of help, I don’t think, but a handful of folks to help with a couple... Read more

On the Table – July 16th through 22nd

Hi church, This Sunday is the fourth Sunday of the month, so we won’t be gathering at Jammin’ Java this week. We’re still hoping that a Service-Worship project (that is, a gathering where we worship God by helping out someone in our wider community) might emerge for this weekend or next weekend, but we don’t have deets on that yet. So, there’s not too much going on…but there are a couple of fellowship opportunities. On Friday night, some of us are going to see the movie version of the Hunger Games, which at least a couple of authors have claimed... Read more

On the Table – July 9th through 15th

Hey church! As I type this, I’m a little afraid that I’m going to be attacked by my cat. OK.  She’s settled down.  But now she and the other cat are staring at one another in a potentially combustible manner.  But that’s fine.  Whatever.  Just leave me out of it. So…you probably came here wondering what’s going on this week.  Let me tell you. First, come on out and join us on Friday evening for a Game Night with our friends at the Lamb Center (Fairfax County’s only drop-in resource center for folks who are homeless or close to homelessness).  If... Read more