I was pleasantly surpised.
That pretty much summarizes my night at my church's revamped singles' night.
The difference between this and last time – I had table duties.
I got the great luxury of greeting people and explaining the process of creating a name tag, choosing a table, and getting refreshments.
Not so bad right. Well you decide.
There were two sets of praise and worship teams singing songs and whatnot. Great idea except now no one can hear me at the greeting table. I am shouting directions at people. People cannot engage each other in conversation. Everyone is reduced to being a spectator. I get that you want to set the tone of worship but two separate groups singing so many songs just seems like a disjointed concert.
There was a spoken word segment with one poet/rapper dude. Yep just one.
The best part of the night (and a keeper for future events) was a panel of two women and two elders answering questions from singles. I was getting some inciteful godly advice when someone asks, "What does the bible say about dating relatives?"
The night ended on kind of a dud with a few people being asked to give their testimonies. The idea being that we need to know what we have been through to bond or every thorn has a rose or some equally unfitting cliche. It probably would not have been so bad but these folks had gone through rape, incest, abuse, suicidal thoughts. Not really a pick-me-upper.
I stayed and helped clean up.
Positive: I did meet a few fun people. I signed up to facilitate a small group.
Not so positivie: Did not meet any potentials. Was not even sure there were any potentials there. Ratio of women to men still 80:20. Subtract the married, crazy and obviosly gay – 90:10.
Still par for the course but I have hope for the future
P.S. I was super cute! lol This goes under "Positive".