- December 15, 2022
The expectations were low, but who doesn’t love a cookout on a sunny Saturday afternoon?
“This exceeded my expectations. I said, ‘This is like insurance stuff, people throw away the advertisement.’ We might have 10 people, maybe 20, and I think I’ve counted at least 40 here already,” Jerry Roslund said. “We’re just trying to let people know that we’re here, and we have a church if they’re looking for a nice place.”
Members and neighbors mingled over a barbecue of hot dogs and coleslaw on March 4 at Christ Church. Tables and chairs lined the shadiest side of the parking lot, and the charcoal grill smoked in the corner.
“All you have to do is mention free food; they will come,” joked Tom Vitro.
Christ Church was established 11 years ago. There was a membership table set up if anyone was interested, but the day’s mission was to simply bring neighbors together for good food and conversation.
“We’ll probably do it again,” Bill Wartinbee said. “We might even do coffee and donuts next time. It’s kind of a good location because everybody can see it.”
Christ Church is located at 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Worship services are 10 a.m. Sundays. Call 383-8833 for more information.