“If I come to Potluck Church, what should I bring?”
It takes tons of courage to enter a space full of people and do something you’ve never done before. Believe introverted me, I get that. But please, please don’t let the selection or preparation of a dish stop you from worshiping around our table. You are welcome, and your presence would be a blessing to us all. We have a seat ready for you. Bring what you may; there will be plenty of food.
Still hesitant? OK, how about some grapes? Or cut up some carrots and celery? Did you overbuy on fresh veggies last week? Make a soup, and offer it. Have you been wanting to make your grandmother’s dumpling recipe, but there aren’t enough in your house to help you eat them? Offer them—we’ll help eat them! Did your menu plan just call for half a cabbage, and now you don’t know what to do with the rest? Make slaw! Your chickens haven’t stopped laying because of this crazy weather? Quiche would be perfect! Been hankering for your favorite food from a local restaurant or market? Pick it up. Or grab a steam-able bag of frozen veggies and pop it in the microwave when you arrive. There will be plenty of time.
Of course, cookies are never, ever a bad choice.
Bottom line: Don’t let dish anxiety keep you from taking your seat at the Lord’s table and offering what you will. It’ll be fine. Really. You and your dish are enough.
written by Rachel
Set a table, invite Christ and others, leave an empty chair, serve up some powerful questions, and break bread.