Church Dinners

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by Salty, Aug 9, 2003.

  1. Salty

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    Squire,
    I would like to comment on your Divisions of Doctrine. I think you hit the nail on the head, but, yes - but, what is petty (Cat 4) to one may be basic (Cat 1) or logical (Cat 2) to others.
    A prime example is church dinners. Like youself, I would put it in Cat 4. As a teen growing up in a GARBC, we often had church dinners in our church gym (are gyms allowed, if so what Cat). After I joined the Army, I went down South and visted many chuches. To these Baptists from the South, you should never eat in Church. I always thought it was inpolite to eat, while the pastor is preaching. But, they would not allow any food anywere in the church bulding. This can be proven in I Cor 11:22!
    So where you place the importance of a doctrine is how you interpret scripture!
    ******JUST SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT******

    PS Up north we would put smoking in CAT 1 or 2, Down South, many Christians put it in Cat 3 or 4.

    ***Did my theory just go up in smoke***
     
  2. Squire Robertsson

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    Simply put which Catagory you put what in determines how close a fellowship you or your church can have either with other Believers individually or other churchs. The Categories just mean that you don't get unnecessarily overwrought about CAT 3 or 4 stuff, that you don't mind keeping your distance over CAT 2 differences , and that you don't even think about having fellowship when CAT 1 differences exist.
     
  3. dianetavegia

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    SaltCityBaptist! Where did you go in the south where food wasn't allowed in the church? I've never heard of such a thing! Golly......

    Did you know that Southern Baptists are the largest (heaviest) people around? Heard a report saying that's true but heard a preacher say it's because we're the best cooks! Why there was a church split in Georgia over 2 women and their fried chicken. Preacher ate from one plate and not the other and the church split!

    We eat a LOT at church. Ice Cream Socials. Hot Dog suppers. Wednesday night Dinners. Pot Luck Dinners. A few weeks ago we had a big hot dog / hamburger picnic followed by our yearly volley ball tournament. Wonderful fellowship!

    Diane
     
  4. Dr. Bob

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    My motto is "You can't fellowship without a fork".

    Never been in a church all over the nation that didn't FOCUS on FOOD!

    If they DIDN'T allow it, I would make it a Class Less bunch!
     
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    So just when are good Baptist people supposed to get to know each other?
     
  6. donnA

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    A couple we used to be friends with their church did not eat at church, they bought the lot across the road and built a pavillion for eating.
    We are eating at church tomorrow as a mater of fact, since it's a celebration there will be lots of food. We don't eat together as much as we used too.
     
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    Maybe this should be in the clean humor forum but here goes.

    We Baptists don't "pig out" (that would be the sin of gluttony). We just have times of "goood fellowship". For example:
    In other words, there was more than enough Santa Maria tri-tip, french bread, green salad, other fixings and desert for thirds if anybody wanted them.
     
  8. MissAbbyIFBaptist

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    My church's focus is NOT on food, but rather the gospel....and I know ya'll are just joking!
    We have a great time together {my church that is!}. LOL, I know someone who said "Anyone who finds something wrong with Baptist's eating together ought to be excommunicated!" Of course they were joking, but I got a chuckle out of it!
    ~Miss Abby
    Proverbs 31:30 [​IMG]
     
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    I thought pot luck dinner was the third church ordinance!
     
  10. Salty

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    Diane, The first church that comes to mind was an IFB in Virginia Beach, Va. We had to go to a seperate buliding to have our fellowship time. Also, I attended a Free Will Baptist Assoc Meeting in West Va. The dinner was served in the Basement, but were politely told not to take any food out of the basement.
    Yes, these are first hand experiences.

    boB

    ps, At our church, we have a fellowship dinner following the service. This is on the same Sunday we have the Lords Supper.
     
  11. LauraB

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    We, being a very small church do not have a banquet hall for our fellowship. So we do eat right in the church. I see nothing wrong with it. We do not eat while the Pastor is preaching. We clear the room and bring in the tables and clean up when done. We have a small (5' X 3' ) area in which to cook. But we manage just fine.

    It is a good thing to fellowship with your christian family. Also when we have missionaries or guest preachers. evangelists etc... all of us as a whole feed them, it is not left for the pastor alone to do it. Sometimes the guests are here a few days or during revival, weeks. It gets costly to feed a family, especially if they have alot of kids. So to fellowship where everyone brings something takes the weight and distributes it evenly to an affordable ammount. And the left overs can be used to feed them the rest of the time they are here.
     

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