How can we extend unconditional welcome and acceptance in a world increasingly marked by bigotry, fear, and exclusion? How can we create spiritual communities that are big enough for everyone? What is the path forward in days that seem more hostile to diversity? Pastor John Pavlovitz, author of A Bigger Table: Building Messy, Authentic, and Hopeful Spiritual Community, will address these questions on Sunday, August 19, at Los Altos United Methodist Church as the guest preacher at the 5:00pm Creekside Crossings service and guest speaker at the dinner that follows. Come for a hopeful time of storytelling, encouragement, and honest conversation about setting the table for a new, more loving expression of faith and community. Dinner costs $12 for adults and $8 for youth age 10 and up; children ages 0–9 are free. Please register for the dinner at https://laumc.ministryplatform.com/portal/event_signup.aspx?id=27100 for planning purposes.