Random Acts of Living

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sweetheart Dinner

Saturday evening hubby and I ventured out into the cold rain (at least it wasn't ice or snow) to attend the annual Sweetheart Dinner at my parents church, Southwest Presbyterian in Wichita, Kansas. First a little history: Dad was raised Mennonite, but when he got out on his own there were many places that didn't have Mennonite churches. Dad's dad, my grandfather CP Heinrichs told my dad that he didn't care what church he went to as long as he went to church. The first church that I remember was the Presbyterian church in Dodge City, Kansas. We moved to Wichita when I was in the 1st grade and attended Southwest Presbyterian growing up. The church is about 5 or 6 city blocks from my folks home and I often walked home on nice Sunday afternoons.

In my early years at the church only the section from the left of the double doors (above) existed. Dad's company, Evan's Steel Bldg. Co. Inc. built the addition to the right.
Below is inside the sanctuary, the outside pictured above. Prior to the addition, the sanctuary doubled as the multipurpose room. We had folding chairs that everyone helped to fold up after the service so other activities could be held.
The Sweetheart Dinner is held in the addition and the men of the church bring their grills and set them out back (under the awning when it rains) and cook up wonderful, juicy, bacon wrapped steaks. The meal began with a salad and baked potatoes are served with the meat. The meal is finished up with pie and ice cream. This year's entertainment was a young college girl from a neighboring church. I hope to have more information about her to put on my KS Born Talent blog in the near future. The only camera I had with me was the one on my phone, so here's a little diddy I took of her introduction.

The meal was wonderful as always with the only complaint being that they ate too much. And the entertainment was excellent, everyone had a great time. The rain had let up a bit, and fortunately, hadn't gotten any colder.


Alice said...

What a beautiful church. That dinner sounds delicious. Bacon-wrapped steak, yum!

Momo Fali said...

Looks like a beautiful church and a lovely evening!

Moonshadow said...

Good Morning Alice & Momo! Thanks for stopping by, it's always nice to have visitors that leave their calling cards. : )

Anita said...

Very beautiful church, and it sounds like you had a great time!