A commenter at T19 says: “Yes, the Eucharist is a sacred meal: it is not sharing a table at Burger King or IHOP.”
For many years, my wife and I have belonged to a New Covenant Group. Two Fridays a month, after a Bible study, we take our families to dinner at Skeeter’s, which has been called ‘a sports bar for kids.’
Personally, I’ve had a greater sense of spiritual communion, and of giving thanks to God, at our Skeeter's dinners than I think I’ve ever had at a formal church Eucharist.
We welcome friendly visitors at these Skeeter’s get-togethers, incidentally, of whatever faith or none. Sometimes we have visitors who are invited by one of our group. Sometimes they’re friends of one of our families who happen to wander up to say hi, and end up staying to eat with us.
If I were told I had to give up either formal Eucharists or our Skeeter’s dinners, and were forced to choose between the two, it’d be a no-brainer.