Compassion and Justice in Halton – Extending the Table
Our compassion and justice work exists, as part of our no walls commitment, to build bridges between our community of faith and the broader Halton community; in particular, those who find themselves on the margins due to their social location and socioeconomic realities.
As residents of Halton, one of the greatest communities in which to live, we would like to believe that everything and everyone is fine. Yet, hang around long enough and you will learn that there are many vulnerable people living on the margins and, yes, it is our call to respond.
So, in doing, we pay attention to the words of Jesus in Luke 14 who tells us:
When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed.
…we choose the metaphor Extending the Table as a means to include those on the margins. Our desire is for individuals, families and groups within ForestView to create time and space for the forgotten of our community through ministering in the name of Christ.
As part of Extending the Table, ForestView has put down roots in the Aldershot community.