~ Luke 14 ~

Our church hosts an outreach dinner each year where the guests of honor are those in and around our community with disabilities. Though to call it a "dinner" sounds so stuffy! We basically throw a pretty awesome party at which those with disabilities are the Guests of Honor!  It is a major blessing for every person involved.

  First of all, according to Luke 14, this apparently is just the kind of party Jesus himself would throw! His “Guest List” would include: the lame, the blind, the poor, the disabled, and the outcast – just the crowd He loved to hang out with!

Some of the activities we have had:
professional square dancers (for entertainment and participation!), face painting, puppetry (provided by a 32 year old with autism!), a full petting zoo, an Elvis appearance, The Sunshine Ambassadors (a group of dancers whose members all have down syndrome), county fair booths, flowers to take home, bird houses to paint, antique tractors to climb on, hamburgers and hot dogs hot off the grill, clowns and more! 

Luke 14:12-14 "Then Jesus said to his host, "When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."

Luke 14 2008 Photos and Stories
Luke 14 2009 Photos and Stories

If you are interested in hosting your own Luke 14 event and I can help you in any way, please e-mail with your questions.  I'd love to help!