Last Friday Aaron and I met with Clay Parks, a founding member of Philokalia Place in south city St. Louis. Philokalia is a fairly new community, only a few months old. Community participants live on or near Pennsylvania Ave. They come together for evening prayers and for weekly meals. Often they have speakers from different religious traditions come and speak at their gatherings. I was surprised to discover that Clay is familiar with North City Church and the work we do there; we also have several mutual friends through St. Louis Christian College and the local Orthodox community. We look forward to getting to know other community members and hearing their stories.