We Celebrate Jesus
In the early years of Christian faith, before Christianity was normalized by the government of Constantine, the followers of Jesus gathered far less formally, in homes around an ordinary community meal. We believe that when Jesus asked us to remember him in the taking of bread and wine, he did not intend to institute a ritual, but was saying, “Every time you gather and enjoy a meal together – as you break your bread and as you pour out your wine – remember my body broken for you, and remember my blood poured out for you. Celebrate me every time you gather and eat!”
Emulating the early days of Christianity and seeking to honor Jesus’ original intent, we place a high value on gathering for a family meal in homes. Our meals always begin with the breaking of bread, and, before we separate at the end of the evening, we close our gathering with a glass of wine or grape juice, a toast to the victorious work of Jesus on our behalf.