God, of course, isn't actually up in the sky--"up" is more about our relationship with the Divine. What is that relationship like? How do we see the divine in the people and the world around us? How does God both comfort and challenge us?
You might be wondering what this “NOSH”-thing is all about. We’ll, I’ll tell you. When Jesus and his disciples celebrated the Last Supper, most of them weren’t aware that it was the last supper—it was just a supper. It was very likely to have been another in a long line of communal meals, time for the inner circle to unwind, debrief, pray, and enjoy one another. When Jesus said, “Take and eat, do this in remembrance of me,” it’s very possible that he meant, “Whenever you eat together, remember me.” That is, whenever you share a meal—Sunday or not, in church or not—remember Jesus and what he said and did. Thus, our weekly worship at the Edge is embedded within our weekly dinner. We will read and discuss scripture, pray, sing, and share the Body and Blood of Christ, all while enjoying one another’s company and home-made food.
All are welcome.
We would love to have you come and join us for discussion and food. Click here for information on coming to talk or cook for Nosh.
A time to step back from the stress of your daily life and see the world around you more clearly. We usually go to Hocking Hills with other campus ministries from the Episcopal Diocese in October and somewhere else either over Spring Break or just after Spring semester. Agendas for these retreats typically include cooking and eating together, as many nature hikes as we can manage, evening prayer, and relaxing time in a hot tub and around a camp-fire.
A pilgrimage is a journey to a place of special spiritual significance. People of faith have taken them for centuries, sometimes to obvious places like Israel, sometimes to less obvious places. We have journeyed to the Rocky Mountains, to St. John the Divine cathedral and Ground Zero in New York City, and to Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany and the Taize Community in France. Each of these pilgrimages transformed the participants, always for the good, but often in painful ways.
The week before Easter is a remembrance of the last week of Jesus’ life. It’s called Holy Week and is a time of contemplation and connection. We transform our weekly NOSH into a Last Supper Liturgy and celebrate the Maundy Thursday and Good Friday evening services. The climax of the week is an all-night vigil from Holy Saturday into Easter Sunday including a bonfire and early-morning breakfast. “Fun” probably isn’t the right word for it--it’s joyful.