In "Faithful Journeys," a Tapestry of Faith program
One enjoyable way to celebrate world community is to honor the contributions of different countries through food. A heritage feast invites participants to celebrate their ancestry by sharing a dish they associate with their family's country (or countries) of origin. This activity could be a fundraiser for the congregation's partner church; for
Project Harvest Hope
, which supports sustainable development in Transylvanian villages; or for the
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
, which partners with organizations around the world to confront injustice and provide for basic needs. Fundraising possibilities for this project might be a donation basket, an auction of particular special dishes, or a request for each participant to contribute financially as well as bringing food to share.
You might ask participants in advance to bring a copy of the recipe for their special food, with the name of the dish and the country or culture it represents.
Make sure to include participants whose birth families and adoptive families are each from different countries or cultures, by asking people to bring a dish representative of "your family's or your children's birth family's country of origin."
Listing ingredients on the cards that label each dish will allow people with food allergies or restrictions to avoid foods they cannot eat.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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