Posted by: Tami Groves
31st Dec 1969 05:33

We have come to a crossroads in the life of the Table community. We were blessed to have seed money that has helped us come this far in building an open, inclusive and creative spiritual community. That initial funding is nearly exhausted. We are in a position of needing to tighten our belts, develop creative fundraising strategies and move out of the Sac center that has hosted many of our spiritual practice groups, dinners, and celebrations over the last 4 years.  What a gift that space has been to us! 

For weeks we have meditated, prayed and pondered the question of “where” for the future of the Table community. It has certainly been a nail-biter! Recently our fellow spiritual sojourners at Epworth UMC invited us to host our Drumming As Spiritual Practice sessions in their beautiful building on Hopkins Street in Berkeley. We will meet for the first time there May 19th at 7:30pm (1953 Hopkins Street). Plan to join us as we settle into our a new rhythm in a new place. 

Where will our other groups meet in the future? Some of our groups will continue to meet in public places like cafes, coffee shops and such. Another Berkeley faith community has offered us space for small group gatherings in their facility. This space is likely to be a perfect fit for smaller groups such as Inquire Within, Meditation and/or Spiritual Topics & Practice. When we have the details worked out we will let you know. We are so fortunate to be members of such a generous community of Berkeley people of faith and spiritual practice! 

What looked like it might have been an ending for us has turned into an incredible opportunity for new adventures and possibilities for continued enriching spiritual practice within community.

It is time for us to let our creative juices flow and do what we do best as a community....dream big dreams and find new ways of living into them!

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