Archives by: Crystal Watford

Sunday Lunch

I wish I had thought of this but someone from a nearby church shared the idea with me. A lot of people go out for lunch on Sunday after the morning service. The idea here is to bring lunch to them. You have several people volunteer to make dishes or use a caterer that will give a good price (we have one locally that give us a great deal on side dishes). Offer a buffet type lunch such as turkey, ham, dressing, potato salad, vegetables, desserts, etc… Advertise for a couple of weeks ahead of time stating the times the “youth cafe” will be open and the price of the meal. Keep your price low (we set the price at $5 for adults and $3 for kids) and then have the youth wait tables. Many people give large “tips” and you can raise a lot of money even in a small church. It’s also a great time of fellowship, and everyone has a lot of fun!

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Family Movie Night

The idea is to sponser family movie night. Admission is FREE to watch the movie. The way you make your money is by hosting a concession stand. You can go from just serving soda and popcorn, to cheap meals such a hotdogs with chips and a drink. Also provide a nursery for very small children that cannot sit through a movie. This can be a free service or charge a small fee. Set your prices according to your audience. Show a family friendly movie, and sit back and enjoy!

(TAs with the showing of any film/video in public, the most important thing about this event is that you absolutely must get permission to show the movie beforehand to a group or have CCVLI and show a movie that is covered by it!!)

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