As our pianist plays the postlude at the conclusion of the Sunday service, we turn to greet old friends and welcome newcomers. We leave the sanctuary and walk downstairs to Barnum Hall for beverages, snacks and conversation. The room is abuzz with people of all ages – parents holding babies, older children animatedly talking about what happened in their Sunday school circles, and adults sharing events of the week past. Newcomers are graciously welcomed and introduced to members of the congregation.
Adult Potluck Dinners
Adult members and friends gather on a Saturday evening of good food and fellowship, starting with hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages at 6pm. Some potlucks spotlight a certain cuisine or have a theme.
Multi-generational Potluck Dinners
Alternating with the Adult potlucks are the multi-generational dinners where children of all ages are included at the table. This gives us an opportunity to share social time with our children as part of the larger community. These are held on Sunday immediately following the church service and are always well attended.
Another means of deepening our fellowship is by entertaining one another in our homes. Those who sign up for these suppers commit themselves to attending or hosting a small dinner party of 7-10 people. Guests and hosts are matched up to assure that each dinner includes a mix of people. Each attendee brings a part of the meal. Hosts supply the entree, and guests contribute appetizers, salad, dessert, and beverages.