Potluck dinners have been a tradition in the church since the late 19th century. Everyone attending is invited to bring a homemade dish to share. St. Paul’s invites all ages to join together for a potluck dinner in Fellowship Hall on the third Sunday evening of each month at 5:00 pm. There will be opportunities for faith formation and building relationships in the congregation that extends beyond Sunday morning LOFT time.
Each time we gather, a milestone in the life of the congregation and ones happening in our own lives will recognize God in the moment through conversations, prayers, and blessings. The design for conversations and Scripture reading will be consistent with the Sunday morning LOFT outline with a different context depending on the milestone recognized.
October 20, 2019 - The first potluck and milestone recognition will be that of the 225th Anniversary of the congregation at St. Paul's.
November 17, 2019 - As a reminder of All Saints Sunday, we will recognize those milestone moments in our lives when we have lost loved ones. Through scripture reading, conversations, and prayers, we will tell stories and talk about those saints whose memories we hold dear and near to our hearts.
December 15, 2019 - We will recognize the Christmas Tree Blessing Milestone. Caring conversations and the history of Chrismons will be discussed following dinner. After a scripture reading, we will adjourn to the Sanctuary to decorate the tree with Chrismons and bless the tree and close with a prayer. Each family will receive a manger Chrismon to take home and be invited to bless their tree at home.
January 19, 2020 - We will engage in conversations about the New Year as we discover goals and dreams for the coming year as well as review 2019.
February 25, 2020 - The date for February will change from the third Sunday to Shrove Tuesday, February 25th. We will recognize this day that precedes Ash Wednesday and also known as Pancake Tuesday as a time to gather and enjoy pancakes, sausage, and caring conversations.
March 15, 2020 - St. Patrick’s Day became an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century. Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted for this special day. The day commemorates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and recognizes St. Patrick as a Christian missionary who later became the patron saint of Ireland. Come and join us for this Milestone Moment as we enjoy dinner together and share caring conversations, scripture reading, a prayer, and blessing. Irish food is not a must, but if you have a favorite one, please bring a dish to share.