Thank you for joining the Partners in Health and Wholeness Book Club. You can officially sign-up here. Through it, we hope to engage people of faith in discussions over why our health matters. We will be posting updates through the PHW Facebook page, but our PHW blog page will have the discussion posts in full with responses from staff. Just look for the apple on top of the book picture among the blog post pictures and you will find past Book Club entries.
This week will take a look at Eating Well Week 7: Reflection from the free “Eating Well” NC Council of Churches Food Curriculum.
Excerpted from the curriculum (Leader’s Notes, Focus Statement and Scripture):
As a book club we have learned a great deal about the complexity of the food system over the course of this study. This week gives us an opportunity to practice some of the information we’ve learned and to reflect on the next steps we’d like to take.
One of the most basic rituals for all Christians is to share the Lord’s Supper or Holy Eucharist. This coming together over a table to share bread and wine is understood differently among faith traditions; however, it is a common act that unites Christians to one another and to Christ.
While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, ‘take, eat; this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, ‘drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Please read the Eating Well Week 7: Reflection of the “Eating Well” NC Council of Churches Curriculum.
Discussion Prompts from the curriculum (feel free to create your own prompts or to respond to one or more of these):
- One of the fruits of the Spirit is ‘self control’. How does the concept of “enough” affect hunger at a local level? National level? Global level?
- How does our love of God motivate us to care for others?
–Joy Williams, PHW Regional Consultant
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