Table of Grace, the newest ministry at Bluff Point Anglican Church, draws dozens of people from the local community for a simple meal and nourishing words of life.
Each Friday lunchtime, this humble ministry reaches out to the disadvantaged, the lonely and people from all walks of life with whom the church has some contact.
Bluff Point Minister-in-Charge Paul Spackman says the initiative came from members of the congregation who wanted to live out their faith in Jesus.
“It was started out of a desire to be a blessing to our community in both word and deed, offering food, friendship and faith.
“Over lunch of soup and sandwiches we share a message of God’s grace through a Bible talk or a personal testimony.”
The faithful team of organisers also prepare and distribute food parcels to those in need.
Paul says Table of Grace has been an unexpected gift for some older housebound members of the congregation who enjoy the regular outing. There’s a warm welcome offered to all, so one church member is even accompanied by her husband who doesn’t come to church.
Volunteers Jenny and Rob Jamieson helped launch the ministry which is about to celebrate its first birthday. Jenny was excited to hear one diner say that she couldn’t stop thinking about the talk because it had prompted her to reflect on her life priorities.
Please pray for people to hear and respond to the gospel through the Table of Grace ministry