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Let’s meet around the table of reconciliation 

Let’s meet around the table for racial understanding. Without honest conversation between the races, there is little hope for healing or progress in this area.

The Concept of Racial Equality is not a passing fad, but a call for action to achieve racial justice.

Supper Clubs/

Lunch Huddles

Supper Clubs and Lunch Huddles typically meet house to house once per month. Supper is at 6:30 pm, and lunches are at 11:30 am.

Occasionally, we meet at restaurants or conference rooms and attend special events together. Examples include conferences, racial awareness training, social and cultural events.

What is a supper club/lunch huddle?


It is a gathering of individuals who believe change is possible. We share a covered dish meal and have honest conversation once per month for the purpose of racial understanding and harmony.




What do you talk about? Do people argue?


NO! At some gatherings we have a speaker, other times we use excerpts from books, watch a DVD or use current events as a spring-board to our discussions. There is always lively discussion and people are free to disagree. The main thing is to “get it out” so that we can all hear it and help you “deal with it.”




Is this a political thing?


No, It’s the right thing to do.




How long has this been going on?


After a 1993 racial reconcilation conference, attendees asked, “We know we are to be reconciled but where do we begin?” We gathered for a number of years using the same format as we do now. Requests for this type of fellowship caused us to revive the effort in 2015. These meetings are a way to get to know people of a different race with the freedom to talk through “hard issues” in a safe environment.




Who attends?


Whosoever will…black, white, brown, yellow, educators, clergy, working people, retirees, professionals, singles and couples — all ages, all backgrounds.





What Participants Say

“An opportunity, on an informal, in-home basis, to get to know better, folks of other colors, as opposed to a formal meeting."

DON

“A very comfortable way to get to know people that I wouldn’t otherwise get to know. They also want to know me."

ANONYMOUS

“Stimulating and challenging!"

ANITA

“Amazing concept!"

ANONYMOUS

“It’s great to be able to share your heart on the issue of race in a mixed group where blacks and whites can “be real” with on another. The fellowship over dinner is good too!"

RENEE

JOE & BECKY

“I cannot wait to attend

again and have more

'real' conversations with

a like-minded group."

ANONYMOUS

"The Supper Club is where I’m free to communicate openly, in a non-threatening environment, It’s a place of peace, acceptance and comfort as I communicate with other brothers and sisters".

ANDY

"A way to explore where my faith is leading me. Fun, but serious too! Structured, so that difficult areas can be discussed openly and honestly. A beginning step toward radial reconciliation."

Reach out

 

Call:

919 773-4516

Email:

redwards@theencouragingplace.org

 

Visit:
6020 Rock Quarry Road
Raleigh, NC 27610

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