Presbytery of Wyoming
New worshiping community gives ‘doubters and disciples’ a chance to explore community service and personal growth together
April 12, 2016
Born out of a shared community meal called “Souper Tuesdays” hosted in the home of pastor Libby Tedder Hugus and her husband, Jeremy, a New Worshiping Community, the Table, was formed as a pioneering discernment team asked the question “Is there space for a fresh-church experiment in Casper?” Libby and the team realized there were plenty of people who were hungry for safe space in which to ask critical questions of life, love and religion. So the team aimed to curate that space.
The Table now gathers as a community of disciples and doubters collectively seeking satisfaction of our common human hungers and quenching of our thirsts. We like to say that doubters are askers of good and critical questions. We also like to say that disciples are students and followers of good teachers—and in the case of our community, that means chiefly Jesus. The truth of the matter is, there is a little bit of “doubter and disciple” in each of us. The Table is sent weekly as a community of disciples and doubters, to join God’s mission for the transformation of the world. Our benediction is always, “Go now to love and serve others so that those to whom love is a stranger might find in us generous friends.” Since its public opening in April 2015, over 200 unique individuals have crossed paths with the Table through weekly gatherings, community partnerships and service, as well as participation in the downtown Casper Art Walk. In all of the Table’s common values and practices, the community aims to leave a trail of bread leading the hungry back to God’s shared Table.
Pastor Libby Tedder Hugus, Casper, Wyoming
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PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Let us pray
O, Jesus, you fed the multitudes. Feed us. Open us up and lead us to where you are calling us to serve. Thank you for seeing in each of us someone who is equipped to serve and be your disciple. Amen.