Dinner church shares international hospitality

Jack Holloway (left), a member of St. Lydia, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Christof Hermann, a Lutheran pastor in Germany, met while attending Union Theological Seminary in New York City. St. Lydia’s members welcomed Hermann into the congregation while he was in the U.S., and he, in turn, invited them to visit him and his congregation in Germany.

St. Lydia, a congregation of about 50 members in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been making news with its unconventional dinner church for a decade, including features inThe Wall Street Journaland The Atlantic. This fall, it took the intimacy and hospitality of its dinner church to Germany.  Sharing dinner church wasn’t the only reason for going to Germany, […]

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