Q: Why does your church have a dinner party after church calling it fellowship potluck?

James B. sent in a series of questions about Seventh-day Adventists:.

Q: Why does your church have a dinner party after church calling it fellowship potluck?

A: Fellowship potlucks have long been a part of Adventist church life. I think there are a number of reasons for this. Adventism is a world-wide family and we enjoy being together in social settings as well in worship. In addition, God’s special seventh-day Sabbath provides us with a full day of fellowship and rest from our everyday work and activities. That means that we aren’t in a hurry to leave church once the worship service is over, but have time to eat and fellowship together. I suppose the reason for the name “fellowship potluck” is because we enjoy fellowship (“a friendly relationship among people”) and sharing food (potluck, “a meal to which everyone who is invited brings food to share”).

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