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Hear the Word, grow in knowledge, find joy in community

In the ancient Judeo-Christian tradition, communal readings served as an act of remembrance and identity formation. This practice is found throughout the Bible from the reading of the Law in the time of Moses to the reforms of the righteous King Josiah and leaders like Ezra, who brought renewal to the people of Israel. Early Christians maintained this tradition, and the letters of the Apostle Paul were read aloud in their gatherings. This practice was so important to Paul that in 1 Timothy 4:13, he instructed all to “… devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.

Today we invite you to listen and share in this ancient practice happening all around the world. Gatherings generally have three things in common:

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