The world begins at a kitchen table. No matter what, we must eat to live...At this table we sing with joy, with sorrow. We pray of suffering and remorse. We give thanks. Perhaps the world will end at the kitchen table, while we are laughing and crying, eating of the last sweet bite. --Joy Harjo

In the Lenten season, set aside for reflection and preparation, we will gather around the Open Table and lean into the stories which inspired the practice. Throughout the series, we will all be encouraged to gather mindfully around our own tables, and we will get to know each other better by bringing elements of our own Table settings into our shared space.   

From week to week, we will turn over the Last Supper narratives, observing them from different perspectives, and we’ll consider what Jesus was doing at the table, how the guests gathered responded to his words and his meal, and the ways in which the Table continually beckons us with and toward risky, hope filled hospitality and expansive love. 



We meet at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church (927 W. Trinity Ave) in the chapel (2nd floor) unless otherwise noted. The main entrance to our gathering is off the Gregson St. parking lot, near the playground. If you have preschool aged children or younger, you can park in the Trinity Ave. lot for more convenient drop off to the nursery. 

Covid Safety

When Durham is in the orange/red designation (high spread of Covid-19), we ask that everyone over 2 years old wear a mask inside. When Durham is in the yellow/green (low-medium spread), masks remain optional. As always, please stay home if you are sick.


If you have any questions or concerns about joining us for the first time, please don't hesitate to reach out to one of our pastors or email We make this road by walking together, and we'd be fortunate to have you companion with us on this journey.