Pub Theology is an opportunity to gather, have meaningful conversations, build relationships, and have a great time. We talk about important topics for faith and life while sharing good food and drink. All perspectives are welcome! We gather at Giuseppe’s in Haymarket (15120 Washington Street).
Monday, February 10, 7 PM: February’s Pub Theology will be led by Michelle Matthews, pastor of the Kingstowne Communion, a new United Methodist church in Kingstowne. Michelle’s topic will be “Who Am I? Life and Faith through the Enneagram.” The enneagram is a personality typing system that is a modern synthesis of ancient wisdom, and Michelle has extensive experience using the enneagram to help people understand who they are and how they experience life/God. Knowing who you are can help you know how to care for yourself – and that can help improve your life. Plan to be here and take a step towards self-understanding. Michelle encourages everyone who will attend to take the free, short (10 minute) enneagram quiz at 9types.com. (If you can’t find time to take it before you arrive, there will be time during the event to catch up.)
Monday, March 16, 7 PM: The United Methodist Church is holding a major global gathering (called “General Conference”) in May. This gathering has the potential to change the future direction of the church, particularly around issues of LGBTQIA+ inclusion, but also on a host of other important matters. The Virginia Conference of the UMC has elected a 64-person delegation to participate in General (and Jurisdictional) Conference in 2020. On March 16, we will have a panel of 5 members of that delegation here to speak with us and answer your questions about what might happen and what this gathering will mean for the future of the denomination (and for our local churches). NOTE: due to the expectation of increased attendance and the nature of this discussion, we are attempting to reserve a room upstairs at Giuseppe’s for this event. This means we likely won’t be in our “usual” location. Be on the lookout and ask for “Pub Theology” when you arrive.