I’ve been thinking about Acts 2:42 lately and the part about breaking bread together. The verse speaks of the early church in their gatherings, “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.”
Here’s what I have been thinking…
On Wednesday afternoon there are a few of us who have opportunity to meet, usually at Cracker Barrel, to share a meal together before heading over to the Chapel for a simple Bible Study.
There is something to be said about the value of sharing a meal together, because there is something about sharing a meal together that is endearing and relationship building.
It has occurred to me that if we pull back from regularly scheduled potlucks, or go from monthly to quarterly potlucks, it may be denying the “breaking of bread” opportunity for our fellowship and especially for those who can’t meet on Wednesday afternoon.
So I am rethinking the whole changing the scheduled potluck thing.
As I think about it, there was a sense of potluck overdose in January but that may have just been because we came out of the holidays straight to potluck for the first Sunday of the new year.
Our potlucks have changed a bit over the years but I am all for with whatever works best for you all. If I remember right, the first few years we met we had a warm breakfast up front before the Bible study time. It was later on that we moved to a first Sunday potluck for lunch.
I would like to hear from you as to what you personally like when it comes to having potlucks.
So my question is, What are your thoughts and preferences on potluck?
Of course, you can think on it if you wish because I am sure we’ll talk about Sunday, too.