Great question! Let me explain.
The former Living Table website was, and I’m saying this in my best Minnesotan dialect, not too good. It was wholly inaccessible to disabled website visitors, which goes against Living Table’s values and is illegal. It was hard to navigate, and it couldn’t even load as a secure (https) website, which is why in Summer 2021 some folks realized at vesper services that their phones simply refused to even let the Living Table website load at all, for security reasons. After working with Council, discussing the different people expected to visit this website and for what purposes, they decided to scrap that old website and create something new, accessible, and much more functional.
Importantly, as of April – June, 2022, you are not seeing that new website, not exactly. What you are seeing is what I’m calling a minimalistic placeholder. It does all that your previous site did, but better. I will be working behind the scenes to develop the new website, which will have a membership feature (think of it like your own little facebook, without the ads and spying). We’ll be able to register for events like we do with other organizations, and get email reminders about them, contact info for other members to coordinate projects, and so much more.
I will open this page for comments so you can ask questions of me, or leave comments below if you’d like.
4/8/22 edit: There are many wonderful things about Living Table’s past, present, and future. Right now this is a functional placeholder website, and the substantive content isn’t here yet. First, I need to develop the complete website. Then, I need to get the church leadership to write the copy they want to share for all of that. The minimalistic placeholder site is just a short term website that (unlike your previous website): is CWV compliant, has the appropriate security so as to no longer be blocked by modern devices, is WCAG 2.0 accessible for people with disabilities (exceptions noted in Accessibility Statement), legal, and functional. Thanks for your patience. 🙂 You can use the comments below if you want to ask questions or leave comments.