September 13, 2019: Homecoming 2019 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

This Sunday is Homecoming, when we "kick off" our new program year with a brunch after the 11am service in the Cathedral Nave. Sharing food in our stunning space, with enough time for leisurely conversation (unlike the hurried greetings of a regular coffee hour), gives us the chance to reconnect to one another more deeply. I hope you can join us.

This kind of "deep hanging out," as the Very Reverend Professor Martyn Percy, the Dean of Christ Church, Oxford calls it, is essential for the life of the church. It might even be the primary activity of the church.

To understand why this might be so, Dean Percy offers this striking image from Bruce Reed's book The Dynamics of Religion: