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.

 

Monthly Theme:  Vestigial Organs. Aron Ra will give a talk on "Answering answers in Genesis: Why wisdom teeth are vestigial evidence that Ken Ham is an ape."  After, Lilandra will follow up with a talk on their plans to debate Ken Ham in August.

 


 

 

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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  • John P.

    Enjoyed the presentations a lot.

    June 17, 2013

  • Justin

    I forgot to bring home Tammy's big glass plate that I'd brought watermelon on. Hopefully somebody picked that up?

    June 16, 2013

    • Jason Allen H.

      last knew, I left it. Most likely it's still there.

      June 16, 2013

  • Jason Allen H.

    AronRa be pwning!

    June 16, 2013

  • John H.

    I enjoyed the presentations by AronRa and his wife. It was nice to remember Derek Main.

    3 · June 16, 2013

  • J C.

    Thank you all so much for your generosity. Depositing $176 into Derek Main's scholarship for the Arlington Archosaur site volunteers.

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Matthew T.

    I'm awake at 8am on a Sunday, crap. And I wouldn't thrust anything from my kitchen on the public at this point so I ain't got nuttin for the spread. Anything I can pickup on my way over that's normally missing?

    June 16, 2013

  • Vic W.

    Heard great things about the FoF! Really looking forward to attending tomorrow for the first time.

    3 · June 16, 2013

  • Chad A.

    Looks like Alex and I will be doing the family fathers day dinner thing instead. I hate to miss Aron speak!

    June 15, 2013

  • Jacob B.

    Bringing two kids: 8-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl.

    June 15, 2013

  • Dana Q.

    What time should those without kids be there? (Sounds like some if the early things are activities for the children?) thanks!

    June 12, 2013

    • Dana Q.

      *some of that is*

      June 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The gathering officially starts at 11am for everyone. The kids classes start at that time also. But many people come between 10:30am and 11am to socialize a bit.

      1 · June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone, somehow the questions about the kids coming to the gathering got removed from the RSVP section. Amanda just put them back in there. If you have already RSVP'd, please let me know if you're bringing kids along and what their ages are. This helps the teachers plan their lessons. Thanks, and sorry for the inconvenience!

    June 12, 2013

    • J C.

      Lena will be there. (She's one)

      June 12, 2013

  • Maura S.

    Hi Elaine,
    Ruth and Maddy will be there

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sylvia will be there, but the boys will all be out of town.

    June 10, 2013

  • April W.

    I am volunteering and Judy is attending CQ-OK maybe next month :-)

    June 10, 2013

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