Around some tables at the Providence Presbytery - a square of tables without a head or top but four sides of equals - final details of a luncheon coming up Sunday were hammered out.
Who would bring what, who will clean up, who will say the prayers before the food is eaten.
So many kind-hearted people ironed out who would bring linens and sweet tea and serving spoons. Who would provide nametags and make the coffee.
Sounds like a common church meeting, with concern over who will bring the green bean and asparagus casseroles and will the ovens be available to keep the meat warm, right?
No, this was no common meeting, and this is no common potluck lunch.
That table featured a woman in a pantsuit and a woman in a head-covering seen often in the Middle East.
Some people at the meeting pray on their knees five times a day, calling God Allah, and others pray on their knees in a Mass, and still others pray while standing.
This group is planning no normal church social, but maybe something more special - a meal of Christians and Muslims together, on a Sunday afternoon, eating together and meeting together and sharing a few laughs together.
"What we hope to do is spread a lot of food - and a lot of love - around," said Gay Tanis, a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, but whose greater affiliation is human being.
"There is no way we can control national, even world events. But we can control how people love each other right here. We can show our togetherness right here. This is where fellowship among different people starts - in our own hometown."
The potluck at the Pope John Center at the Rock Hill Oratory is sponsored by the Providence Presbytery, the Roman Catholic Diocese, Holy Islamville - the community of Muslims outside York - and Rock Hill's Islamic Center of South Carolina.
It was planned for this weekend to happen around the Thanksgiving holiday.
So many people - Mary Keenan, a Catholic; the Rev. Jim Beaty, a Presbyterian preacher; Carolyn Tutwiler, a Presbyterian church member; Sayer Shakir, a leader at Islamville; and others - helped pull it together.
The guest list is simple.
"All are welcome," said Ali Rashid, an elder from Islamville who has lived in York County for about three decades. "This is the home of all people who live together and work together.
"We must all be thankful for each other."
In the decade since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, area Muslims and members of several Christian churches - especially the Presbyterians at Covenant and a few other churches - have met several times.
They have worked together to build a Habitat for Humanity home and done other events to promote understanding.
But nothing promotes harmony like a full stomach.
The Rev. Larry Richards, a retired Presbyterian minister, helped organize the lunch, along with Rashid and so many others. Presbyterians and Catholics and Muslims, going over details of a shared meal.
People from all the religions will speak - briefly, because this is about fellowship and food - about things common to their faiths. How many prophets are the same, how Abraham is a common ancestor, how the one God is the same for all of them - all the stuff that unites people.
"The point is that this meal is not the end of a relationship among us all, but the furthering of one that has no end," Richards said. "I plan to ask, 'Who is my neighbor?' because the answer is all of us."
And even with the lofty goals of the lunch, what makes this event more special is that the people of each group are doing the actual work.
James "Jumah" Moore of Rock Hill's mosque will bring ice and people and extra garbage bags to help from beginning to end. The group will bring a chicken dish for all to try.
Holy Islamville's women will make ribbons and pins for each person.
The Christian ladies and men will work all over the room, too, and bring the staples of Christian lunches everywhere - casseroles, potato salad and more.
"It is common that we love to eat and love each other," said Keenan, a Catholic helping with the lunch. "We have so much in common."
Since the meal is potluck, anyone can show up to eat, but all are asked to bring food to share. Don't bring meat - the Islamville group is preparing beef and lamb - just side items like vegetables and salads. No bacon bits snuck into a casserole, though; Muslims do not eat pork.
"We are bringing barbecue, and people will love it," said Fatimah Rashid Mobley, of Islamville.
So on Sunday, Muslims and Christians will stand at the door together and welcome all who enter. The food will smell great. The men and women of these religions will usher people inside and talk about kids and grandkids, school and work and the weather.
People will sit among strangers who become new friends.
Christians might be shocked that Muslims drink sweet tea and love it. Muslims might be stunned to find that Presbyterians use a warm roll to sop up delicious gravy just like they do.
And before this whole event, the food will be blessed. It will be blessed by Christians and Muslims and certainly anyone else of any faith who shows up.
"Because all people on earth, we all bless our food and thank God for it," said Rashid. "So many things, we share. Love, above all else."