Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Chicken Anyone?

When you think of church picnics, especially in the south, you think of fried chicken right?

I'm sure some folks had fried chicken Sunday at the annual church picnic of Calvary Chapel Houston, as I'm sure some had hot dogs, some sandwiches, some brought carry out pizza -- and some took part in the annual chili cook off...plenty of food for all... but have you ever heard of chicken throwing??

Yep, one of the crazy contests between the various Life Groups (our in home small group ministry) was chicken throwing -- as in a RAW chicken fryer. Various members of the church took their turn at flying this fryer. I do believe that the later contestants had a little lighter of a bird to throw since through some of the tossing the poor bird lost a leg or two!

Next on the crazy olympics was broom tossing. This reminded me of throwing spears! Men, women and children alike took part in this event. The trick, I figured out as a spectator, was to throw it high and try not to get a spin on it. Wow, that broom handle could really stick in the ground just like a spear! I couldn't help but wonder how many a small lad would go home and try that with their mother's broom in the backyard? Made me glad mine were no longer living at home!

There were various other activities for the families, but none draws the crowd like the annual pie eating contest!

No, he's not preaching, put that is Pastor Ron dishing out the pies.

The table was full of participants. This end was the children, and my aren't they competitive!

And serious! No hands allowed and you have to clean your plate!

This young fellow was the winner at his table and from the looks of his face he did eat the majority of the pie!

A wonderful day for all. The Lord blessed us with beautiful spring like weather, delaying the much needed rains until this week. It was good to be outside, to laugh, and to fellowship. Who says Christianity is boring ?!?!

Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing; then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them. The Lord has done great things for us; whereof we are glad. Psalm 126:2-3


Zlaty said...

Looks like fun!
We also had a Spring weather last weekend, but now it's cold!

Happy Sewing!

fancystitching said...

Oh Karen! WHAT FUN!! And these are great pictures. I'll need to take notes for my "Fun Stuff to do at Church" list! Thanks for sharing, Kat