Thursday, May 29, 2014

From an Eighth Grader's Perspective

This is a video made by Katie, who is an eighth grader at Avonworth Middle School. It is just fantastic, and I'll let the video speak for itself!

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Table Is a Congregation. The Table Needs a Pastor.

A snapshot of our Congregation:


Sara and Kate are both homeless and pregnant.

George has been living without electricity or heat for over ten years.

Mike has a pacemaker and a drinking problem. But he's doing ok right now.

Freddie has health problems and schizophrenia.

Carol loves him. But they can't get married because it will cost one of them their benefits.

John is addicted to crack and is homeless. But wants to start a non-profit to help people.

Dorothy has cancer. She's in her seventies and makes sure to bring three meals to her home-bound neighbors.

Dave is a drunk who has lived on the streets for years. He's finally cleaned up and inside, but struggling to adjust to the change.

Warren is a hoarder living with HIV who loves birds and nature and learning about holistic healing.

Susan lives with persistent pain. She is starting to get addicted to her pain medication. She says the only thing that keeps her from killing herself is her cat, Charlie, who needs her.


*names have been changed to protect privacy

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

What the heck is going on in there?

This is Tara. She recently graduated from law school and has no idea what's next in her life.  She lives up the hill from Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community. She's walked past this place during The Table often and wondered, "what the heck is going on in there?" So just yesterday she came to find out. She said, "I just woke up and decided that I wanted to feed people today, so I thought I'd stop by and see if you need any help." She plans on joining us again this Thursday.

Y'all, if that ain't a slice of the Kingdom of God, I don't know what is.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Just a warm meal, a blanket, some toothpaste. That's all we've really done.

"I love The Table and the people who have helped me so much! It's good to know that there are places like The Table who truly care. Love, Bonz"


Friday, May 9, 2014

This Place.

"This place is a wonderful asset for the Southside. They feed the hungry and fill your heart with the word of the Lord. And you get to meet people, and just maybe you can help them, too."
                     - Barbara, Table Regular


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

You Hungry?

Some come for the food.
Some come for the community.
Some come to get out of the rain.
Some come for the coffee.
Some come to help others.
Some come to find hope.
Some come just to talk to someone face to face.

Once a woman came up to me and said, "I feel bad coming here; I'm not poor. I'm not homeless. I have food in my fridge."

I told her, "We are all hungry for something."

Come and have your fill.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A Safe Place.

This video about The Table was recently featured at Unbound: An Interactive Journal of Christian Social Justice. It features Jenn and Jack sharing about the community that has grown up around The Table. It was shot and edited by Justin Nixon and the soundtrack is "Broken Down" by The United Harvest Workers Union. 

Monday, May 5, 2014

You Are Welcome Here.

"To feed others means acknowledging our own hunger and at the same time acknowledging the amazing abundance we're fed with by God." --Sara Miles, Take This Bread


THE TABLE is a community kitchen with a heart to serve the South Side. No ID or check-in are required. Just come as you are. We serve a free, hot meal from 5:30 to 6:30pm every Tuesday and Thursday. Everyone is welcome.
Meals are provided by various volunteer groups and churches from the Pittsburgh area and are served at the Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community.