Friday, September 22, 2006

Question of the Day

How often should the Potluck be served at churches?

8 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Weekly if possible. My congregation has vegetarian cooking down to a T, and I personally hate cooking. So I am a strong advocate of potluck.

DannyG said...

I personally like meals together, so I would vote for "as often as possible".

Anonymous said...

This is a Methodist blog, right?

Does such a question even need to be asked?

Dana said...

At least weekly! I like food, and I /love/ minimizing the cooking and cleaning :D

Nate said...

We have a meal after every one of our four services. Needless to say, I've gained weight in the few years I've been on staff.

Mark Winter said...

"As United Methodists, we have inherited many theological distinctives from our spiritual forebears, including the doctrine of sanctifying grace, assurance of the Holy Spirit, and the sharing of the Sacred Potluck Dinner. It is a well-known fact that John Wesley carried his Bible, hymnbook and Rules in one saddlebag, and a macaroni casserole in the other. Therefore, to fulfill this most holy obligation, we recommend all local congregations of the United Methodist Church hold the Sacred Potluck Supper at least once a month, preferably even more. Furthermore, we urge that the Sacred Potluck Supper be open to persons of all ages, ethnicities, religions and orientations, and should include a wide variety of foods, including sugar-free dishes for diabetics, organic foods for hippies and vegetable plates for vegetarians. Let's eat." (Book of Discipline, ¶ 777777.Z(1).

James said...

After the late service at church we usually have pizza and soft drinks at least one week a month. I think the early service has donuts before their service.

Some small groups actually have their meetings at different eateries every week.

Greg Hazelrig said...

Everytime the Word is spoken and hearts are opened, the belly needs to be filled.