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Gathering & Pot Luck

The Fellowship of Freethought, as part of its mission to promote a family-friendly organization that emphasizes education, socialization, and charity, will be encouraging its members to gather together once a month to learn from each other, share in each others' lives, and coordinate outreach to the community. These "Gatherings" will combine music, short presentations, and special announcements all running alongside a fun yet educational youth program. Following presentations and youth activities is a potluck meal to encourage close fellowship among all members.


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Potluck Tips

Let's make this potluck great for everyone by following some time–tested tips…

  • Bring a main dish, or hearty side. FoFDallas will supply the desserts, drinks, ice, napkins, plates, cups, and eating utensils.  Tip: home–cooked is better and cheaper than pre–made foods at the store, but those are an alternative if you are in a rush.

  • Bring a sufficient amount. A good rule of thumb is to bring enough to feed yourself, your family, and your guests — as if that were all you had to eat — preferably with some left over.

  • Food should be "ready to serve". It should be cooked, cut, and ready for someone to quickly put it on their plate as they walk through the line.

  • Label your item. Use a notecard to indicate what the item is, and perhaps what is in it (if it's not obvious).  If it's vegetarian and/or vegan–friendly, you can note that as well.   This is especially important if your dish contains one of the most common food allergens: milk, eggs, peanuts (groundnuts), nuts from trees (including Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts), fish, shellfish (including mussels, crab and shrimps), soy products, and wheat.

If you are able to plan your pot luck dish in advance, or at least know the type of dish you can commit to bringing, please indicate main, side, vegetarian, diabetic, etc in your RSVP comments.

If you have your own suggestions on how to make the potluck better, please let Whitney know.



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  • Lauren

    Sorry to repost... but did anyone pick up a white bowl (possibly with remants of kale salad in it) left after the gathering?

    May 21, 2013

    • Melanie C.

      Jason Hix and Jeff Elmer are our main cleanup dudes (for which we are all grateful for!). You might want to try messaging them and I will try to ask at our event tomorrow.

      May 22, 2013

  • Jason Allen H.

    great as always.

    1 · May 20, 2013

  • Michael M.

    Social and informative

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • Lauren

    I left a white corningware bowl and spoon... did anyone pick it up? Sorry, I completely forgot about it until I got home!

    May 19, 2013

  • Leonard G.

    Probably hummus, cheese, bread.

    May 18, 2013

  • Daniel G.


    May 17, 2013

  • Julia R.

    Sorry forgot we had a conflict.

    May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bringing son Kris, age 10

    May 11, 2013

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