Sunday, February 15, 2009


For Valentine's Day each year our church has Agape Cafe. I know all of you are familiar with church suppers but this is very different. One of the large rooms in our Out Reach Center is converted to a restaurant. The Agape Cafe is opened for 2 evenings, Friday & Saturday for Valentine's Day. Reservations are made in advance and tables are set up for the number of guests in each party.

The purpose of Agape Cafe is two fold: a nice dinner for our church body who chose to attend and a fund raiser for the yearly Mission trip which will be made during Spring Break in 5 weeks.

The room is decorated, tables are set with white table clothes, a nice center piece and candle on each table, nice silverware and dishes are used. The lights are dimmed and this year they hired a man, from outside our church body, who softly played the keyboard as we dined. He even took requests.

This makes the 3rd year Mickey & I have attended. The prior 2 years we went with church friends. This year our 2 daughters accompanied us.

Suzette & Jacque

(Jacque just started wearing glasses for the first time in her life)

Here the girls are acting silly
(like teenagers!) and standing by the wrong "dates"!!!
Suzette, Benny, Dave & Jacque. Dave & Suzette were also celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary.
The menu was: Tossed Green Salad - Swiss Chicken (chicken breast covered with mushroom dressing) - green beans & potato's - fresh baked rolls - choice of water, tea, sweet tea, or coffee.
For dessert they brought out trays of various desserts for you to choose from

Dave & Suzette at Agape Cafe.
The center piece was so large & lovely it was hard to get Dave's face.
Dave has chocolate cake with chocolate icing
Suzette has carrot cake with cream icing
Benny & Jacque
Benny had chocolate cake with chocolate icing
Jacque had white cheesecake covered with fresh strawberries
Mickey had pound cake
I had chocolate cheese cake with chocolate topping (forget the diet!)
The "wait" staff were young people from the youth ministry. You can see one of the
young men behind Jacque.
This was out "waitress" Tia
None of these kids had ever "served tables" before. We had a good time teasing Tia and told her she better go to college!!!!
They all did a great job and were very attentive.
Here are our friends Carol & Ron. Ron, as you know is Mickey's bee keeper mentor. I'm just showing this to show a table set for "two"
It was a lovely, special way to celebrate Valentine's Day
Dave and Suzette's 15th Anniversary

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Mari said...

What a nice thing to do! I bet you had a great time with your girls too. Our church has done this in the past, but haven't for a few years. I wish they would do it again. It's a fun fundraiser~

Kathy said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful time, and what a great idea to use it as a fundraiser. Have a wonderful morning in the Lord!

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

I bet you had a great night. I had you on my mind knowing this night was up and coming ;)

I've never been to one of these, but many churches around here do the same thing. It's a great idea.

What a blessing to have your daughters enjoy this night with you.

Wow, Suzette lookes just like you! Tell Jacque (sp) that her glasses rock!

Susie said...

Sounds like a wonderful evening.
Happy Anniversary to your daughter :)

MeMaw said...

Looks like everyone had a lovely and blessed time!

Brenda said...

How fun, Susan. I was drooling when you were listing all the desserts!

Joy in the Burbs... said...

What a fun way to spend Valentines. Looks like you had a great time and what yummy choices for dessert. I'm impressed they had sweet tea. It's hard to find in Texas. I miss not being able to order it.


Pam said...

What a neat idea! Boy, does Jacque ever look like her mama!?!