“Old Fashioned” stuff works: church picnics, board games & community

I love that “old fashioned” stuff still works in our 21st Century world. Yesterday I experienced the old standby called the church picnic. Over 400 volunteers showed up as our Sunridge Church staff served them for once–three-legged races, hot dogs and blankets laid out on the lawn. It was a blast!

How about board games? My family has about 100 board games it seems. Even though I love Xbox and we all are on computers or with the TV, the board game time is special. We played “Apple to Apples” on Saturday night and the fun and competition made the end of the week land right where it needed to land.

The idea of friends and community come to mind as something urban people have lost, it seems. I got to move into a new house and had friends from my small group and my church help me beyond belief. When I thanked each of them all they could say in return was, “this is what friends do.” Now, that makes living in a community a meaningful thing.

What “old fashioned” things are you digging lately?

Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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