When my husband asked me to write a blog about my memories of fun times at church, I was unsure where to start. I have always believed that you do not have to attend a church to be spiritual. However, Christianity is so much more fun when enjoyed with others of like minds.
Although I have had many wonderful experiences at church, some were definitely fun, but most were deeply satisfying in a way I could only describe as precious and emotional.
Teach Sunday School
As a young child in Sunday school class, I truly enjoyed learning books of the New Testament with a catchy tune that helped me later when I became the Sunday School teacher (and my Sunday School class actually won a contest with this catchy tune!)
Teaching Sunday School was surprisingly fun and allowed me to utilize my creativity. I assumed that teaching Sunday School would be an obligatory way to give back and possibly a minor burden but found it to be one of the most fun and exciting times in my life.
Attend Sunday School
I enjoyed being in a singles Sunday School class in Shreveport, Louisiana, where the class would have frequent fun nights out — such as movies, plays and, yes, even going to the new casinos for dinner (because the price was too good to pass up.)
Join the choir
Participating in choir was unbelievably fun, especially during the holidays. Singing was not only fun, but very spiritual. The choir that I reluctantly joined when I was in my early 30s in Greenville, Texas, was an introduction on how to become part of a church and not just be an observer.
Later on in my late 40s, participating in choir with my husband was not only hysterically fun, but some of my most cherished memories.
Participate in Vacation Bible School
Other memories of fun at church include being a part of Vacation Bible School in Rockwall, Texas, when my son was a participant. I had the luxury of assisting with VBS only because I worked for the church at the time as a counselor.
Not only did I get exercise from VBS but being silly with small children had to be good for the soul. I only wish that I could have assisted with VBS more but working a regular 9-to-5 job later on would not allow me.
My favorite memory of fun at church is when I attended a Valentine’s Day Dinner for the ladies at church. The men served us dinner, and we had a fashion show for entertainment. A very close second was a Mother’s Day tea, with fancy hats provided. Decorating for the holidays is probably up there as well.
There are so many wonderful ways to connect at church, have fun and make precious memories; whether it is doing lawn work, feeling a deep connection with fellow Christians in a Sunday School class or baking for the cake walk at a fall festival.
The fun comes from the connections and the emotional experiences. I was told that fun and happiness are a biproduct not a goal. I would agree with that wholeheartedly.
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