Renew is more than another attempt at "doing" a religion, a book club, a small group or even a wacky church growth program. Renew is an attempt by some of us, who have seen and painfully experienced the foibles of the modern american church, to find more meaning in this life through relationships. Specifically, relationships with God and others that mirror "real" and "authentic" friendships. The truth is we are done with religion because it creates barriers to knowing God and others. The second subset of those we hang out with at Renew are those who have been undone by life. It may have been an early tragedy, a mid-life consequence, an abusive situation, mental illness, a health concern or even an addiction but some situation has taken us to the depths of hell and we want the abundant life Jesus spoke of. The final cadre of people who make up Renew are those who check "none" at the hospital when asked about their religious preference. It's these few who gather with us for a meal, music and discussion who ask the real questions, drive for workable answers and remind us that life is never simple. We hope you will consider joining us some day soon.