Vine church meets at the Silver Diner each Wednesday (beginning March 9) from 6-7:30PM for “Diner Church.” We believe something sacred and special happens when we break bread at a table together. Each guest pays for their own meal, but chooses to gather at tables designated for “Diner Church” where they will gather as community with old & new friends for a worship experience around the Diner table.
- What happens at Diner Church?
Think of a good dinner party with a spiritual twist. We gather at tables with old & new friends to enjoy dinner, laughter, and conversation. While we eat, one of Vine’s pastors/leaders will share a brief scripture/thought and invite the table to conversation. You can engage as much or as little as you would like. Communion is offered and we pray together.
- Do we pay for our own meal?
Yes. The Vine provides some appetizers – but otherwise each guest orders from Silver Diner’s extensive menu and manages their own check. (Can’t afford dinner? Let the pastor know. We can help.)
- Can children come?
Right now, Diner Church is for adults.
- Why Diner Church?
Christians in the early church gathered together around a meal, telling the story of Jesus’ last supper, breaking bread, and sharing the cup. Ritualized meals have been practiced by a multitude of denominations throughout the centuries as a form of worship.
- What faith or denomination is the Vine?
The Vine welcomes people of all ages, races, and experiences. All are welcome at the Vine – and membership is not required to participate in any of Vine’s ministries. Vine’s clergy and theology are United Methodist.
- Do I need to be a member of the Vine?
Nope. Come and see!
- Do I need to commit to coming every week?
Nope. Come whenever you can!
- Can we invite friends?
Yes please! Diner Church is for everybody.