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Gathering & Pot Luck - Back to School, Education in Texas

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:  Back to School! - Education in Texas




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.



Applications for Voting Membership will be collected at the Gatherings.

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  • Melody O

    Excellent. Oh, is there an FOF youtube channel?

    August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a nice meeting.

    August 18, 2013

  • Jason Allen H.

    great time and chats.

    August 18, 2013

  • Melody O

    So bummed to miss this. We are homeschooling! Anyone want to send me a sum up? Our cat got loose yesterday evening and we were our searching for him until 3am amonsgt much worry and tears (from the kids).

    2 · August 18, 2013

    • J C.

      I'm hoping to get more home schoolers interested in talking and perhaps we can make that a whole topic. It's more than enough to spend a gathering on. It's just not really my bailiwick and I didn't have any local homeschoolers step up to speak.

      1 · August 18, 2013

    • April W.

      You couldn't browbeat Alix Jules into speaking for us? <3

      August 18, 2013

  • Christine B.

    Very informative and interesting. Thanks Jamye!

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • David

    Well, I was going to go, but they're moving that big train engine from Fair Park to Frisco, and the little boy in me has to go see that!

    August 18, 2013

  • John H.

    Need to go to work.

    August 18, 2013

  • Whitney

    I need to work...project deadline.

    August 17, 2013

  • Melody O

    + two kiddos and hopefully Husband can come this time!

    August 13, 2013

  • Patricia Z.

    Look forward to meeting new friends

    August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will attend with my husband and my son.

    August 9, 2013

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