I am one of the offenders. I call that part of the building the “Fellowship Hall”. It should better be named the “Parish Hall”. Fellowship is too important a word to be diminished by assigning a space to it and giving it an agenda defined by coffee, donuts, an occasional pot luck, and the other kinds of things that usually come to mind when we think “fellowship”.
The real fellowship hall is where the people of God gather around the Word and Table of the Lord. We enter this fellowship through the initiation of baptism, the death that raises us to life and the water that makes clean what we cannot. The real fellowship hall is the one where fellowship. . . Read All