For me that’s helping you erase loneliness and find fellowship, community, and restoration one meal at a time. I’ve dreamt up several ideas of how this will take shape in the New Year. Wanted to run them by you; in addition to blog posts, here are the loose plans thus far:
It was wonderful hosting the live holiday hospitality workshop for you all (it’s been watched 218 times; you lovely people!!) and I plan to offer more workshops. They’ll help us grow, learn, and press into camaraderie, fellowship, and good health — together!
Topics I’m thinking of offering so far:
- How to Organize Your Recipes for a Healthier Year [+ menu planning too]**
- Organizing Your Pantry & Kitchen [making cooking easier + more enjoyable]
- Empathy: The Care & Keeping of Community
This coming year I’d love to experiment with different ideas to bring folks together for kitchen fellowship. One thought I had was to put together boxes of goodies for you that contain most of the items you need to host a small, meaningful gathering with a craft or kitchen-y project. Sort of like all those “subscription box” services you see out there but with super sweet handmade touches and the mission of fostering and enriching community.
I’m unsure how this will come together but “retreats” has been on my someday-list for Kitchen Fellowship for several years now. Praying over this – that wonderful opportunities materialize this year so we can experience solace and restoration together around the table. I’d love to host several weekend getaways that make space for sole renewal, friendships that transform, and food that nourishes.
And for those of you who are local, I plan to continue on with the Arts & Eats Mini-Retreats that I host here in my home with my friend, Kristi.
Suicide prevention, community development, and orphan care are near and dear to my heart. I’ll be praying for ways I can make an impact and give back with my time and income to these causes this year.
What ways can I help you through Kitchen Fellowship this year? What are you looking for when it comes to community, hospitality, sharing meals, cooking, fellowship? “It’d be really awesome if you could _______!” Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to meeting you where you are!