Every fall, our church holds a good ol' fashioned Round Up Weekend. Folks around the church really look forward to it. The sanctuary is decorated in antiques and quilts. Some people get really into the spirit and wear old-fashioned prarie clothes or western wear (not too much of a stretch here in Texas on that).
On Saturday, there's an event for the school age kids. I went along with Beth to see what all the fun was about. The kids started with a Bible lesson then it was off to the games. There was barrel racing (riding stick horses around barrels), calf roping (see below), buckin' bronco riding (see below), a hay ride and hot dog lunch. Beth's K4/K5 group even got some playground time. All before noon!
Sunday started with a cowboy breakfast of pancakes and sausage, cooked over an open fire. Some folks had their horses out to see and pet. Service included a concert by Brian Free and Assurance. Wow, good music! Of course, good preaching too. The sanctuary was packed for both services. Then, for a fajita lunch on the grounds.
I'm so thankful for a great church with fun things for families to do, fellowship with other believers. Being a Christian doesn't mean you have to be boring!