Methodist churches celebrate Cinco de Mayo
It seems that Methodists are willing to celebrate almost anything that involves food and fellowship. A recent event fell on the Mexican holiday known as Cinco de Mayo, and even though the Methodist churches celebrating are not well-represented by the Latin community, it suggested a great theme for a two-church party.
The celebration was held May 5, at the Coalmont United Methodist Church. In addition to members and friends of that church, there were congregates in attendance from their sister church, Grace Chapel UMC of Beersheba Springs. Lee Don Myers, who resides in Pelham, pastors both churches and always encourages get-togethers among the two congregations.
About thirty people shared two hours of memorable fun, great food, and wonderful fellowship.
The church fellowship hall was festively decorated with colorful tie-dyed table cloths, lots of beads (which ended up being worn by all), sombreros, and cheerful flowers. The potluck offerings were interesting and diverse as well as delicious. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to laugh together, get to know each other better, and try a variety of foods, many of which were inspired by the Mexican culture.
Church congregations that get together only for an hour or two each week are missing out on something very special. The Coalmont and Grace Chapel Methodists realize the importance and the blessings of creating opportunities to share in fun and fellowship together. They are already looking forward to planning their next interesting and over-the-top celebration. Suggestions (and new faces) are welcomed.