Church Picnic Guide


If a swimming pool or body of water is available having a baptism is a special opportunity which may occur on the day of your church picnic. Plan in advance for the logistics of this according to your denominations tradition.


Having a meal is an excellent opportunity to build unity within your church fellowship. With a little planning in advance of your church picnic it will be smooth flowing and the day fondly remembered. Download our potluck sign up sheet to help in your planning. Choose the appropriate template to use.

The following is an example menu:

Main Course:

  • BBQ Hamburgers and All Beef Hot Dogs
  • Garden Salad
  • Potato Salad
  • Vegetable Platter
  • Cheese and Crackers


  • Water
  • Juice
  • Pop
  • Coffee
  • Tea


  • Fruit
  • Muffins
  • Cookies
  • Cake
  • Fruit Turn Overs

Additionally napkins, cutlery and plates will are necessary. Participants may bring their own or disposable ones may be purchased and risned following the meal for recycling. If possible have the BBQ owners manual available to trouble shoot if the BBQ doesn't function as expected.

Childrens Games

Having entertainment for the children allows the adults to fellowship. When there is unity among the congregation there is a strong sense of the Lord's presence during worship.

Here are some game ideas to organize for the children. Download and use our scoring sheet to track which team wins each game. Prizes (such as various types of balls) may be obtained to award each child who participates.

  • How many Jelly Beans, Gummy Bears & Candies are in a jar?
  • Shoe toss
  • Three legged race
  • Coin between knees
  • Balancing toothbrush on hat hood race
  • Paper bag race
  • Tug of war
  • Water balloon toss
  • Bob for apples
  • Swimming with life guard supervision

After the games are completed serve ice cream.

Clean Up

Many hands make light work. When presenting the date, time and location for your church picnic set the expectation that everyone in attendance will take part in cleaning up at the end. With this help it is easy for the organizers to feel used.

Have the necessary clean up tools available:

  • Garbage bin
  • Recycle bin
  • Wash clothes
  • Bucket of luke warm water
  • Drying clothes