03 Jan Set up a Church Social
Have you heard Craig Morgan’s song “That’s What I Love About Sundays”? Despite the fact that you’re not a country music lover, you can perhaps love 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 any of this ring true for you? Getting together on Sundays with members of your churchgoers for a spiritual message and time to sing and worship (even, and maybe especially, if it indicates singing with your off-key elderly neighbor)? There’s something really good about assembling with friends and neighbors to share belief and conviction.
Yet, what about those opportunities when you want to get together just for the cause of fun and friendship? This is what church socials are for, and if you’re arranging one for people to come together and enjoy, listed below are some things you’ll like to consider:.
Because, ummmmm, who doesn’t love coming together to enjoy a calorie or two? 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.
Location. The church is fantastic for Sunday, but sometimes it’s good to be a little less formal when it’s time to participate in. See to it you pick a location that’s mosting likely to best meet the needs of your group. You might consider square dancing ’til midnight in someone’s barn if it’s adults only. If it’s a family affair, a park might be a better bet for the kids, cuz it will give them a playground to play on.
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 welcoming families, you’ll want 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 establish to keep the younger people occupied.
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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. Enjoying together will provide memories that you’ll keep in mind fondly for years to come.