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November 14th, 2010, 07:39 PM
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OK, here is a new one on me. In our church bulletin today, the church will be having a get together dinner before the children's Christmas musical. A "pot providence" meal. I'm like . DH first thought he should ask what it is so that we don't bring the wrong thing or do the wrong thing. Then we finally figured out it is a "potluck" meal.

When we got home we googled it and found out that since many Christians don't believe in "luck" many churches don't use the term "potluck" anymore.

Although I agree that there is no luck, but the sovereignty of God. Isn't that taking things a little too far???

What about you? Have you heard this term? What does your church use? What do you use?

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November 14th, 2010, 09:41 PM
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we just call it potluck...I think you can get way too wrapped up in "political correctness" and miss the good intentions.

Besides, we're Baptists...and Baptists LOVE to eat!! lol
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November 14th, 2010, 11:10 PM
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We've mostly used the term "covered dish" or fellowship dinner, but potluck is used too.
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November 15th, 2010, 12:12 AM
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My IL's (one set of them) are very specific about using the term "Pot Providence" for exactly the reason you described. "There is no such thing as luck." Once a month their church holds these events. Mostly it just annoys me.
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November 15th, 2010, 06:33 AM
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I go to a Spanish church so I am not quite familiarize with English church related things. But we guess if you translate your dinners then it will be "Fellowship dinners".

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November 16th, 2010, 08:57 AM
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Never heard of it myself. Interesting. Our church always says something to the effect that we are going to fellowship & bring a covered dish.

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