“What’s a Sweetheart Banquet?” you ask. Good question.
We are partnering with Woodmont’s SALT Team (Senior Activities and Leadership) to throw, to the best of my knowledge, Woodmont’s first ever night of fun for anyone with a sweetheart.
“But what if I’m not dating anyone?” you ask. Well then you probably have more time to do homework, save money, pray and read your Bible, but actually the night isn’t only for that kind of sweetheart and we (WoodmontYG) aren’t the guests.
No, this is an event around Valentines Day where Woodmont gets to step out and say, “We celebrate any loving relationship God graces us with in any stage of life.” You are beginning to think, “What is he talking about?” Ok. I’ll get to the point.
We are throwing a party with our Seniors Ministry team for everyone at our church who has a sweetheart they want to be with near Valentines Day. We are going to provide the entertainment for the event as well as wait tables and host our guests.
“Who are the guests?” The guests are anyone who buys a ticket for them and their sweetheart. You might wait a table for your parents or grandparents. You may buss a table for a grandmother whose husband has passed away but brought her grandson. You may fill coffee for two best buddies who are totally comfortable with their totally platonic bromance. Essentially, this night is for anyone who has someone they love, be that a romantic love or otherwise. And we get the opportunity to not only serve the rest of our family (Something I’ve come to find you guys are especially good at) but see all the way God gifts his children with love.
The Sweetheart Banquet is February 10th from 5:00 to 7:00 in The Great Hall. Below is a list of ways you can serve. If one or more of them sound like something you’d like to do email me if you’re in High School (email@example.com), Jesse if you’re in Middle School (firstname.lastname@example.org) or our office assistant Vera (email@example.com).
Ways to sever
- Wait Tables
- Bus Tables
- Fill Drinks
- Seat guests as they arrive (host/hostess)
- Entertain (We need a couple of acts to get together and play some classic love songs for everyone to enjoy. The criteria to do this are; 1. It must be a love song, 2. It must be a loves song suitable for all ages (no language, even iffy language), 3. Try to found an oldie but a goodie, but current songs are ok too, 4. You must be early to the event to run through a sound check, 5. You must be willing to preview your set before Jesse or I before the 10th.) I can just hear Ward Boone right now asking, “Can non-teens play?” And the answer to that is, “you betcha!”