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Isaiah's Table: Grace, Hope, Food for All

 is a faith community that meets each Saturday morning for breakfast at 9:30 and worship at 10:00. It also meets each Wednesday evening at 6:30 for Spiritual Nurture including Bible study, DVD topical studies and special worship services. Check the events calendar to see what is going on each week.

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Hope to see you at Isaiah's Table where all are welcome

Advent/Christmas/Epiphany at Isaiah’s Table

Advent has truly felt like the beginning of a new year at Isaiah’s Table. A stronger sense of community is a large part of this feeling of newness. Attendance is up both on Saturday mornings (with most people coming for BOTH breakfast and worship) and for Spiritual Nurture on Wednesday evenings. Relationships are growing amongst those in attendance and outside the doors when we go out into the neighborhood as we did on December 13th for Christmas Caroling (see photos below). We distributed gifts of apples and pears as we spread Christmas cheer while “making a joyful noise” as we do very well!

As we study and worship together we are grateful for partnerships that have arisen from sister churches in our Presbytery. Faith United in Oswego gifted us with a beautiful Advent prayer board that we use each week. Fayetteville United, Liverpool First Presbyterian and Jamesville Community Church have all come with food to serve at breakfast. Other congregations have chosen to donate mission funds to our feeding programs as well. It is so nice to be part of a connectional church, knowing we are prayed for and supported in what God is doing through us in the neighborhood.

There are a few special events coming up to celebrate this special Season….

Christmas Eve Worship- 7:30 pm in Lee Chapel- this will be a lessons and carols type service, ending with candlelight singing.

Christmas Carols Service- 10:00 am on Saturday December 27th- we will have a “carols sing” where people request their favorite carols (from the hymnal) be sung while sharing why this particular carol is meaningful for their life.

Epiphany Worship- 10:00 am January 3rd

After this wonderful season ends we will have another beginning- an eight week discernment process beginning January 10th. We will meet after worship each Saturday through February 28th. We will work through parts of the discernment process that the original “founding” members of Isaiah’s Table used back in 2011/2012 to figure out what God was calling us to do when the former First Presbyterian Church United voted to close. Newer community members will join in the process and out of this time of study and prayer we hope a new initiative or two will come from this larger and different body of Christ.

God is continuing to “do a new thing” at Isaiah’s Table. We are very much looking forward to what will come next in 2015! God is so very good!

Peace and love,

Nancy (Coordinator)

Our friend being touched by the experience.

Our friend being touched by the experience.

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Jerry’s Fall Musings

National Security?             Have you noticed the prevalence of FEAR and VIOLENCE in the media and in the world? I am not prone to fear and anxiety, but I can’t help but feeling “fear” as I listen to the arguments for why we have to battle ISIS. ISIS seems terrible and it is just the […]

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A Few Scenes from a Busy Saturday at Isaiah’s Table

The harvest from Matthew 25 Farm has been bountiful! We are so grateful for their generous donations for our fresh produce distribution ministry. We add greens, beans and assorted veggies from our own gardens plus occasional harvests from Vanderkamp for a generous supply of fresh and healthy food for the neighborhood. Here are some photos […]

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Late Summer 2014 Table Talk Newsletter

Check out the latest edition of Table Talk, the Isaiah’s Table Newsletter, to see some the of ways God is working through this Faith Community the past several months. Click here to view: Late Summer 2014 Here are a few pictures from the summer so far, from Pentecost and chicken coop cleaning at Vanderkamp!  

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Jerry’s Latest Thoughts – Early August

An Ultimate Optimist              Some people consider me a “gloom and doom” guy, a pessimist who feeds on a negative outlook.  That’s not me, honest. I admit to having slight hope that the clock on global warming can be reversed with all the attendant catastrophes that are beginning to appear.  […]

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Some thoughts from Jerry in June

One Big Circle              I no longer think in terms of who’s a Christian and who’s not.  I no longer worry about who’s in and who’s out.  Are you saved? That’s not a question I ask.  The Spirit’s at work I am sure. Maybe, there is no boundary line that […]

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Some Thoughts from Jerry

Here are a few posts from our resident volunteer theologian, the Honorably Retired Rev. Jerry Shave: Writing the Truth            Good writing is about telling the truth.  We are a species that needs and wants to understand who we are.”  Anne Lamont             I share that need to […]

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Spring is here!

Even though there is snow on the ground on April 15th, it’s still Spring and new things are happening at Isaiah’s Table. First, Carol Howard Merritt interviewed our Coordinator, Nancy Wind, for her article about church buildings in Christian Century. You can read that article here. Holy Week will be honored on Saturday, April 19th […]

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Jerry’s Thoughts for March (and a poem by Carola)

All Connected (written by Carola Shave) We are all connected, sharing the same sun and the same world. not separate at all, We are a part of the web of life.  Jesus is at the center. He made right what went wrong, and is gathering the wandering sheep. He broke down the barriers that divided. […]

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Lent at Isaiah’s Table

Lent is the season before Easter, beginning on Ash Wednesday (this year March 5, 2014) and ending with the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday (April 20, 2014). Here’s some ways the Isaiah’s Table community is recognizing this special time in the Christian year: Ash Wednesday Worship Service- Wednesday, March 5th at 6:30 pm […]

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