Why Midwestern Church Potlucks Matter

Community, hope, and strawberry pretzel salad

By Ryan Hamm

Midwestern church potlucks are eerily similar. It doesn’t matter much what state you’re in, or even what denomination you belong to. I’ve figured that out over the years. I’ve probably been to hundreds of them—in small towns and cities, at churches of all sizes, from Minnesota to Nebraska to South Dakota to Iowa to Ohio.

Everyone brings a dis…

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