What is Mesa?... It suggests a way of coming together in mutual acceptance, respect, and service. It reminds us of the life and message of Jesus - who used a table to tell the story of God’s welcoming and reconciling love.
— Mesa-Friends.org

SE: Wednesday || 6:30-8:30pm at Elsa & Matt Johnson's home (kid friendly)
N/NE: Thursday || 7:30-9ish at Sarah & Adam Phillips' place (kid free)
SW: Saturday || 5-7pm at Meg & Marcus Asby's home (kid friendly)

If you'd like to learn more about the SE group, feel free to email Elsa.
If you'd like to learn more about the SW group, feel free to email Meg.
If you'd like to learn more about the N/NE group, reply to me at this email.

You don't have to live in that part of town to join that small group. It's up to you!

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Mesa means “table” in Spanish and Portuguese. It also refers to elevated places, particularly in American deserts. Mesa is Christ Church’s take on small groups - a place where everyone has a place at the table for spirited conversation, prayer, and a shared cup and bite. Gathering at Mesa means sitting with friends and strangers who will become friends, for an extended moment in our busy lives, on one shared journey. 

We typically reflect on a passage from ancient Scripture, looking to glean some wisdom for our own day. Announcements, words of encouragement and prayers are lifted. We also share small bites and there’s always a cup waiting for you. 

Mesa is a place for generosity, hospitality and friendship that always leaves room for doubt, questions and wrestlings. It’s the kind of conversation that matters - an extraordinary moment to pause amidst our ordinary days.

At Christ Church: Portland, we take our cue from the larger “Mesa” Friends movement, a global community of Christians convened by Brian McLaren, Steve Chalke and others that first convened in October 2013 in Thailand. To learn more about this exciting community of friends, visit here.

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