does your church usually have a yearly picnic?

@sudalunts (5526)
United States
September 7, 2008 3:12pm CST
Once a year after Labor Day, my church has a church picnic. We have it in a park, and our morning worship is also held in the park. It is always so nice, but a lot of people who do not come to church all year, make it their yearly church visit We have a community who plans the event, and there are outdoors activities for everyone. The church provides all of the meat, chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, ribs, fish and the congregation brings covered dishes and desserts. This year I think I will make Jambalaya. There is always plenty of food and fun. Hopefully it does not rain. Is this something that your church does every year?
2 responses
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
8 Sep 08
No, we have a more regular form of congregation. Our parish is currently doing fund raising for the rebuilding of our church - it's already to small for the population of our church goers. Once in a while we have free bfast together - the nice people server sopas (really taste Filipino soup) and hot chocolate and pandesal (a sweet bread that we really love). Of course we have to pay for the bfast but it's cheap and worth our money. A lot of the rich guys would buy lots of it and invite lots of people to eat for free :)
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
8 Sep 08
That sounds like a nice way to fellowship, while you are raising money for the rebuilding of your church. We had our church redone three years ago, it really cost a lot of money, we did not do much fund raising beforehand. The cost was actually $500,000.00. We are now doing fund raisers to help with the mortgage. Thanks for responding and have a great evening
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
8 Sep 08
We only need 1/5 of how much yours cost. However, it's been tough for the committee in charge of raising funds because we don't really have a community of well-to-do families. We reach out to other parishes to ask for their help and involvement for our cause. We're hoping to have it done within two years, it has been taking sucha long time to finish and I can see that we actually do need our building re-made because we already have too many people standing outside the church during mass.
@Anne18 (11036)
7 Sep 08
Well I don't go to church anymore but when I was a child we didn't have a church picnic but the sunday school did sports afternoon against the other churches in our area, food was served afterwards in a local church hall.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
7 Sep 08
Our church has done that as well. We had a basketball team for a while, and we would compete against other local churches. food was always served afterwards.