Ideas for church events include a car-care clinic, a luncheon recognizing local heroes, a summer outdoor service and concert, a day trip and a treasure hunt. A series of cookoff or taste-test dinners can be created around chili, stuffed potatoes, casseroles and desserts.
Church members skilled in automobile maintenance can volunteer to give car-care workshops, perform oil changes and basic diagnostics, and make minor repairs. Teens can provide car washes for free or raise funds for a church cause. The car care can be provided to church members or a low-income group.
A luncheon showing appreciation for local fire fighters, police, teachers or the pastor can follow a special service for the honorees. A concert can feature the choir and other musical members of the congregation or hire a band. Day trips to state parks, local tourist sites or special events, such as a fair or theater production, can bring together seniors, families and singles.