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Neighbor’s Table – Finding Fellowship Through Living Intentionally

4/30/2014
The SBS Upper School gathered together for Chapel on Thursday, April 17 to hear from alumna Sarah Harmeyer ’95 about her efforts to foster community around her dinner table. She is passionate about living intentionally and gathering people; thus, the creation of Neighbor’s Table.
 
Neighbor’s Table has a vision for a national, unprecedented movement of ordinary people loving extraordinarily around the table. She has hosted over 1,000 people at her dinner table in less than two years. Her goal is to have a ‘neighbor’s table’ in all 50 states by 2020.
 
In her talk, Sarah explained that there are two paths in life, the ordinary path and the awesome path.  She encouraged our students to dream big, make crazy goals and trust God through the awesome path of life! Sarah writes, “Living great stories involves changing the way we approach life. To live a great story, we need to know who we are, what we want, what conflict we need to engage in, and then we must take action.”
 
Currently, Sarah is in her seventh year in the fundraising department at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where she is a major gifts advisor. While a student, Sarah served as student council president and played volleyball and softball, earning the coveted Golden Eagle award her senior year.  Following college graduation, Sarah returned to Houston where she taught at SBS for two years and worked in the youth ministry at Second Baptist Church for four years.
 
She is often asked to speak and share about living extraordinarily. Follow Sarah’s story on Instagram/Twitter @neighborstable, find her on Facebook or visit her website, www.NeighborsTable.com.