Community Potlucks with a side of Social Justice
Sharing a meal together is a great way to build community and to get to know one another. Also, learning about and participating in Social Justice causes and activities is part of the important work of our congregation.
With both of those in mind, a small group of community members had a dream of blending the community building of potlucks with our social justice work. We are now ready to make that dream a reality!
Starting in November, on the second Sunday of each month, we invite everyone to a “Community Potluck with a Side of Social Justice” lunch after the morning service.
The way it works is that people bring an appetizer, main dish, salad or desert to the kitchen before the service. We keep things warm or cold while we meet. After the service, we all pitch in to clear the chairs out of the sanctuary and set up tables. We bring out the food for a buffet style meal. After our meal, we would have a short time to discuss a social justice issue or participate in a social justice activity to help our local or global community.
We also hope that people will stay to help clean up and put the sanctuary back together at the end.
Our first potluck will be on November 12th at noon. At our opening event, we would like to hear
your ideas. What types of social justice issues are you interested in? What activities would you
like to do?
We look forward to being in community with you!
- The social justice potluck team: Laura Mitchell, Lori Fortini, Karen Wynkoop, Louise
Turner, Karla Karash, BJ Shabel, Suellen Aptman, and Rosie Stevens