New Wineskins to discuss King in Marietta

MARIETTA — The first New Wineskins gathering of 2020 will be 6:30 p.m. today in the side room at the Marietta Brewing Company, 167 Front St.

New Wineskins, which started in 2014 and is open to the public, had been meeting on Sunday nights at the Marietta Brewing Company.

New Wineskins is a discussion group that is not affiliated with any church or denomination.

“The purpose is to have conversations about faith and cultural issues and where they intersect in a safe, open, non-judgmental space where people can feel free to ask questions and express opinions,” founder Joe Webb of Williamstown said.

Tonight’s meeting will discuss where Martin Luther King Jr. got his ideas for The Beloved Community, what he hoped it would be, and how people can continue to strive to make it a reality.

The group is now meeting on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the Marietta Brewing Company.

Those who attend the gatherings come from a variety of faith backgrounds and church memberships, and some have no formal church connection, Webb said.