What is A Place at the Table?
A Place at the Table is a weekly gathering every Tuesday at 6:30 pm, at Main Street Coffee adjacent to Miller’s Soda Shoppe. We will eat together and then have a time of casual conversation, about things that matter to people – life issues, faith questions, or whatever is on peoples' minds.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is invited?
Anyone over 18 from Oneonta or the surrounding areas is invited to come to A Place at the Table. We say “come as you are”, and we mean it – whatever your beliefs, wherever you come from, we want this to be a place where all feel welcome and comfortable.
Is there a fee, or will people be asked to donate or commit to anything?
There is no charge to come each week or to eat with us. We will not ask for any donations or commitments for future attendance.
Will there be food?
Yes. A light meal and drinks will be provided – usually something like soup and sandwiches, pizza - something simple and casual.
What kind of format is it? If I come do I need to talk or can I just listen?
Each week we will have a topic or life question that we address. Usually there will be a person that has planned to share experiences from his or her life related to that topic – that person will share for about 15 minutes with the whole group. Afterwards, there will just be some time to chat about the topic at the tables where people are sitting. There is no “requirement” to talk or to participate in a certain way. We do hope that as time progresses and people have come a few times, that they will feel comfortable sharing their opinions, thoughts, questions with the people they are sitting with, but there is certainly no pressure to do that.
Will I miss anything if I don't come every week?
Typically, we will have a different topic or question that we address each week. You do not have to come every week to have a Place at the Table and you won’t have to play catch-up if you miss a week. But we do hope people want to come back!
We eat. We listen. We care.
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Main Street Coffee at
Miller's Soda Shoppe
212 1st Ave E
Oneonta, AL 35121
Who are the people sponsoring this?
We are a group of Christian men and women who live in the Oneonta community, ranging in age from 20’s to 70’s. Some of us grew up here, some are newer to the community. We are a group of very imperfect people with pretty diverse backgrounds and thoughts. But we are friends, and we share a love for God, this community and the people that live here.