One of the benefits of The Table has been the development of community: A community that works to help each other without being asked and where people feel comfortable asking for help. The Table has provided a place where people who would never have met in the normal course of their lifetimes can meet and talk and share experiences and ideas. It is a place where you can find someone willing to listen and steer you in a direction that might not have been available otherwise or even considered. St. George’s has provided comfort to those in the hospital who simply call the office, and our clergy willingly go out to visit and listen and support. The expanded community pulled together a dinner last night with the help of anyone Carey could coax in to the kitchen when the treacherous conditions kept the regular team from getting there. Many of our diners came in cold and tired and carrying shovels they’d been using to dig out the city. They got a hot meal and a chance to sit and talk and probably compare blisters.
The cooking class scheduled for this Thursday at 10 a.m. has been moved to next Thursday, Feb. 4. There is no snow (did I say yet?) in the forecast for next Tuesday so we hope to see everyone back.
Community. What a wonderful word and one we are blessed to have at The Table. Peace – Linda