Monday, May 9, 2011

Potluck with Jonah

  Mark your calendars for Friday, May 27 at 6:00 pm.  We're having a potluck supper.

  These kinds of gatherings have a very long history in the church.  Even Paul admonishes the church in Corinth that all members should share their meal together, not one eating early and another becoming drunk and another left hungry.  It seems that congregation could learn a lesson from SPPC.  Our potlucks are a feast for all with plates overflowing and plenty of left overs. 

Down through the ages, congregations have gathered together as friends to share food and fellowship.  The word potluck itself was first recorded in 1585.  Over time these meals evolved from a sharing of simple food to hearty country fare or to elegant dishes served in sumptuous surroundings.  They migrated from indoors to backyards, to barn raisings, to riverbanks, to penthouses.  A google search of "church potluck" turned up 1,830,000 replies, not to mention the hundreds of cookbooks promoting the "best potluck recipes" ever.
   During the nineteenth century a new wrinkle was added to potlucks, as well as bringing food, guests were required to provide entertainment.  And that's what we're doing at SPPC on May 27.  Following the meal, the Living Flame choir, with help from the senior choir, will present Jonah Man Jazz, by Michael Hurd.  But the entertainment isn't limited to the choirs.  Guests are invited to polish up their party piece and add their names to the program. 
  Fun, food, fellowship and praise to the Lord, plus it's all free.  What more could you ask?

For more details or to volunteer contact the church office at 250 656-2241

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