Why “229”? The name comes from the Book of Matthew, Chapter 22, Verse 9: Go into the streets and invite everyone to the feast. Sitting down and eating with people different from him was one of the most radical things Jesus did. He defied social expectation, broke the rules, and tried to get people to understand there is no “other”; we are all connected. Likewise, Table 229 is a place to practice breaking down barriers, loving your neighbor, and resisting society’s labels.
So…there is food? Yes! Every Sunday evening is an open, all-are-welcome dinner party. You will sit at a table with people you might know and people you don’t know yet, people who might be similar to you, or very different from you, eat a meal, and share thoughts, and ideas, and hearts. You may hear some new things. You will feel heard yourself. What should I bring, what should I wear? Bring yourself. And bring a friend, if you want to, Wear whatever is comfortable. This is about authenticity, not appearances.