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Held the last Sunday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. in the fellowship hall of our partner congregation North Prospect Union UCC, Dinner Church is like no church service you’ve been to before. Instead of gathering in a sanctuary, we gather around good food, good music, and even better conversation. Think worship meets Thanksgiving dinner.

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What's Dinner Church like?

Our way of doing Dinner Church comes from Simple Church UMC, a church start in Grafton whose whole communal life revolves around this inspired way of doing church.

Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect:

6:00 p.m.
Arrive at the downstairs fellowship hall of North Prospect Union UCC. You can make a nametag at the nametag station and put any dish-to-pass you may have brought on our altar.

6:15 p.m.
We gather around our tables, light candles, sing a song, share our joys and concerns, and then break and share communion bread. Then we get to dig into homemade soup, fresh bread, and the delectable dishes that folks brought in with them.

6:30 p.m.
While we’re eating, we hear a story read from the Bible. In place of a sermon, we’re offered two questions to discuss with the folks at our table.

7:15 p.m.
We sing some songs and participate in the second half of the communion ritual.

7:30 p.m.
We clean up!

Why Dinner Church?

Church can be boring: sitting and listening to a sermon certainly isn’t for everyone! We are trying to recapture the deep sense of community that early Christians created by simply sitting around a table, breaking bread together, and talking about what matters most.

Can I come?

YES! We are an open and affirming church that welcomes all who seek to know God. We respect, support, and lovingly encourage people of every race, ethnicity, creed, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical and mental ability to join us on our journey of faith. ALL PEOPLE ARE WELCOME HERE.

We invite you to bring a yummy dish to share if possible. If not, no worries – there’s always enough deliciousness for everyone to enjoy.

I went to Dinner Church and loved the soup...

Here are some of the recipes you’re hankering for…

Carrot Ginger
Tomato Bisque
Summer Vegetable Soup
Squash, Kale & White Bean

I went to Dinner Church and loved the music...