Often, we talk about our journey following Christ in his adult life and ministry or even in his persecution, death and resurrection. On this evening, we got to consider Christ the baby, the newborn, the child. Jesus in a manger is an inviting image and it is a vulnerable experience. It was a night full of sharing our own stories and learning more about this bible story together. Email us if you want to be included the next time this group meets for dinner and bible study!
Dialogue preaching reminds us that our faith isn’t a one way conversation between us and God. It’s not even just between us and the preacher and God. We are invited to open up the conversation to various perspectives and with the help of the Holy Spirit, we discern God’s word for us today.
Our group from Mission Bay Community Church visited three of these wineries: Viszlay, Christopher Creek and Merriam. We met the owners and learned about both their wines and their philanthropy efforts. Many of us bought wine that will help support the well-builds in Africa.
Saturday was a day full of laughter, good food and tasty wine. We lived out the meaning of Koinonia, “Christian fellowship,” as we enjoyed one another’s company and came together to support a great cause.
If you’d like to learn more about Vineyards to Villages, check out their webpage and plan to visit one of their ten wineries on your next trip to Sonoma! Keep an eye out in our announcements for upcoming koinonia events.
Jesus reminds us that children often see and experience the Kingdom of God better than we do as adults (Matthew 18:3). My prayer is that as we continue to share our faith with one another, we learn and experience Christ’s kingdom breaking in today!