All of Square Inch’s communal meals are vegan. What this does not mean:
1. That you must be vegan to attend Square Inch.
2. That we’re going to be talking about food and food choices all the time…it actually happens very very rarely.
3. That anyone is going to try and convince you to be a vegan.
4. That the vegan diet is a main focus of the church…it’s not, our main focus is Jesus.
What it DOES mean:
1. That if someone has decided for him or herself to be vegan based on moral issues, that choice will not interfere with his or her ability to truly be part of the community.
2. It means we are trying something in the way of Radical Hospitality. There’s good stuff to ponder on this issue in Romans 14. Basically what we are saying is this: we recognize that food is often a contentious issue. We are deciding to make our meals as inclusive as possible. Everyone can eat a bean chili, but not everyone can eat a ground beef chili. This is not a judgment against meat-eaters…so no one who eats meat should feel as if they aren’t as welcome as those among our community who are vegan. We are made up of Vegans, Vegetarians, Omnivores, you name it. This is a hospitality measure so people can hear the Good News of the Savior Jesus Christ without feeling like they have to leave during our meal time.
3. It means that we have some really killer recipes to share with you!