Church of the Sojourners
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Sunday night I attended a worship gathering with a church community called the Church of the Sojourners. I have met some of their members at different gatherings over the past 2 years, so it was nice to visit them. They own a string of houses in the Misson District of San Fran, a primarily hispanic neighborhood. Similar to the Church of the Servant King, whom I visited in Eugene, OR, they believe that to be the Church means more than worshipping together once a week. They live with one another, share their resources, and literally love their neighbors.
After the worship gathering I hung out with a group of folks from the group who are my age. We talked shop about community life and I had the chance to share about my bicycle journey.
This is a picture of Katie and Dan, who hosted me for the night. They take hospitality seriously...I had my own room with a basket with shampoo and snacks. They even packed me some food to take with me this morning. Many thanks to these good folks.
I just found out that there was an article in The Christian Century on "New Monasticism" that mentions a lot the communities I've visited as well as the Camden House. Check it out if you're interested. Click here.http://www.christiancentury.org/article.lasso?id=1399