Have you listened Craig Morgan’s song “That’s What I Love About Sundays”? Even though you’re not a country music lover, you can probably enjoy some lines from the song:
Raymond’s in his Sunday best,
He’s usually up to his chest in oil an’ grease.
There’s the Martins walkin’ in,
With that mean little freckle-faced kid,
Who broke a window last week.
Sweet Miss Betty likes to sing off-key in the pew
That’s what I love about Sunday:
Sing along as the choir sways,
Every verse of Amazin’ Grace,
An’ then we shake the preacher’s hand.
Go home into your blue jeans, Have some chicken an’ some baked beans,.
Pick a backyard football team,
Not do much of anything–
That’s what I love about Sunday.
Does one of this ring true for you? Getting together on Sundays with members of your parishioners for a spiritual message and time to sing and praise (even, and maybe especially, if it implies singing with your off-key elderly neighbor)? There’s a thing really awesome about collaborating with neighbors and friends to share belief and conviction.
What about those times when you want to get together just for the sake of fun and friendship? This is what church socials are concerning, and if you’re organizing one for people to go together and enjoy, listed below are some things you’ll like to consider:.
Food. Because, ummmmm, who doesn’t love collaborating to take joy in a calorie or two? And, for whatever reason, we prefer to bring food into almost any occasion. Whether the ministry budget is paying to have the event catered or you’re throwing a good, old-fashioned potluck on a gorgeous fall afternoon, don’t forget about the food. Cuz, nearly, food is where it’s at.
The church is fantastic for Sunday, but sometimes it’s nice to be a little less formal when it’s time to play. Make sure you opt for a location that’s going to best meet the needs of your group.
Even though everyone will want to visit when you come together, it’s nice to have a program or some sort of game to keep folks entertained. Having some form of entertainment is a nice way to break up the evening.
Remember the kiddos. If you’re inviting families, you’ll intend to remember activities for the smaller folks. Face painting, cake walks, a good old-fashioned “fishing pond” for prizes, Bingo, sack races, Red Rover or a seasonal craft are all great ideas of things you might set up to keep the younger people occupied.
And actually, that’s where we come in, because that’s what we do best! If you need to transport everybody, we know how to take care of it all without a single glitch!
Next time you’re getting together outside of the “hallelujahs” at church, we hope these suggestions will help you take care of every aspect of your social activity. Having a great time together will provide memories that you’ll remember fondly for years to come.