While on an away day with the PCC, an idea was born to start a group for people who were new to Christianity and wanted to know more. Come dine with us evolved. Carol Brown offered to host the group in her home and cook a meal. Father Steven volunteered to run the course based on Emmaus.
The course started in November 2016 and was to run for 12 weeks. There were 11 people. We enjoyed a sociable time, shared a meal together around the table and then adjourned to the conservatory for the course. At first people were quite shy but with gentle encouragement and some help from old hands a good discussion took place. Time passed quickly and all to soon the grandfather clock struck 10.00. Time to go home.
A similar format was repeated each week with lasagne, chilli, spaghetti bolognaise appearing on the menu. The topics covered were God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, the Bible, baptism and many more. The group became close and we enjoyed a Christmas Dinner before Christmas.
Some comments from the group follow.
" everything was new for me so all very helpful ...not just our discussions about the Bible, but what it means to be a Christian"
"Wonderful hospitality and the chance for a small group of us to grow together as a "church within a church."
"Discussion re The Bible particularly helpful."
"Very thought provoking and a bit demanding."
"The course enlightened me in areas of the services /Mass that I was oblivious to"
"Very enlightening course I have learnt a lot from Emmaus. Ideal for the new church goer."
"Good food, good company and good conversation on a wonderful course. What a lovely way to spend an evening!"
"Eating, energising, educational and enjoyable!"
Come Dine With Us
By Carol Brown
St Michael and All Angels Church
London NW7 2JA
T: 020 8959 1449
Registered Charity Number 1168446