The Local Church
a new community of Christ United Methodist Church

The Speakeasy

lift your glass. lift your soul.

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The Speakeasy is a gathering for unfiltered spiritual conversation. Featuring local voices, we’ll get together to listen to one another, share stories of life and faith, lift up those who are doing good work in our corner of the world, and cultivate community. Join us as we raise a pint, a fork, and your spirit with some meaning and margin.

At the next gathering, we’re talking to J. Dana Trent — professor, minister, and author of the forthcoming book One Breath at a Time: A Skeptic’s Guide to Christian Meditation.

Arrive early to order a drink from House of Hops and dinner from The Root Cellar. Conversation starts at 7 pm.

Special thanks to House of Hops and The Root Cellar in Pittsboro for partnering with us for this event.

Next Events

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
House of Hops / The Root Cellar
Gathering: 6:30-7 pm; Conversation: 7-8 pm
112 Russet Run, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Facebook Event — RSVP and invite others!


J. Dana Trent is a graduate of Duke Divinity School and professor of World Religions and Critical Thinking at Wake Tech Community College. An ordained Baptist minister and former hospital chaplain, her work has appeared on, and in Religion News Service, Sojourners, Religion Dispatches, and The Christian Century. Her third book, One Breath At a Time: A Skeptic's Guide to Christian Meditation, will be released January 1, 2019, from Upper Room Books. She is also the award-winning author of For Sabbath’s Sake: Embracing Your Need for Rest, Worship, and Community and Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk. Dana winds down from writing and teaching with episodes of "The Young and the Restless" as well as leading cardio and strength training classes for the YMCA.