One of the great things about being a church our size: we can do a lot more because we have a critical mass and a decent budget. One of the drawbacks of being a church our size: we don't all know each other, and for newcomers or introverts it can be hard to break in and find our “tribe.” Even if we already have friends in church, who doesn't need a few more good people in our lives, to love on us, inspire us, teach and challenge us—and offer us practical support when we need it most? Church, at its best, is village.
A solution: neighborhood potlucks! Let's meet our neighbors, and find our "church within the church."
Wherever you live in the Bay Area, you are invited to attend one of several neighborhood potlucks in early Lent. Kids welcome. Here is a current list of potlucks. The regions are generously sized and flexibly shaped--so opt in as you wish!
We would love to have a few more Neighborhood Potluck Captains to organize a potluck in your region: especially east of the tunnel (Orinda/Walnut Creek) and San Francisco. Let Molly know if you think you can do this!
Current Potlucks Planned:
Albany and environs, Saturday, March 3, 5:30 pm at Kathryn Stambaugh and Tom Mazzotta’s home (with bonus field trip to see Rev. Kit and Nicole Naffaa in a free improv show after!)
North Berkeley and environs, Friday, March 9, 6:30–8:30 pm, at Dan and Laura Leaverton's home
South Berkeley and environs, Sunday, March 11, 5 pm, at Sheryl Johnson and Kelly Colwell’s home
Oakland Hills and environs, Friday, March 16, 6 pm, at Pat and Craig Pratt’s home
Castro Valley and environs, Saturday, March 17, 5 pm, at Jeanne and Bob Strauss’s home
Alameda & West Oakland and environs, Saturday, March 17, 1 pm, at DeFremery Park (in West Oakland), hosted by Bree Elle Gardner and Sara Woods
If you don't know how to connect with the potluck hosts, please check for more details in the Carillon or contact the church office at 510/848-3696.