A pastor's anniversary is a very special occasion for many churches. This is the time that members of a church come together and show their appreciation to their pastor. This is often done through gifts and/or luncheons. A luncheon is an easy and acceptable way to show appreciation. Choosing the food to serve is very important if you decide to keep with a biblical theme.
Type of Food Service
There are many ways to serve food for a pastor's anniversary. Food can be served buffet style or through plated lunch. If you are going to have multiple food selections, it might be necessary to get a head count of which guests prefers which dishes. This will ensure that you have the right amount of food. A buffet-style service does not require guests to choose dishes prior to arrival. It also enables the organizer to provide multiple food choices.
Choices for Plated service
To choose the proper selection of foods, you can use the Holy Bible as a reference. For the selection of meat, the options are goat, sheep, venison, lamb and calf. Beans are a good choice for a vegetable, as seen in the book of 2 Samuel and Ezekiel of the Holy Bible. The use of unleavened bread or bread from any grain would be a good representation of biblical standards for a pastor's anniversary.
Choices for Buffet Service
Buffet service allows for multiple meat and bread selections, including the foods listed above for plated service. Also consider for a buffet line nuts and fruit; these are major foods seen consumed throughout the Holy Bible. These include items such as figs, olives, melons, grapes and nuts. An assortment of cheeses should also be considered.
Choices for Beverages
Throughout the Holy Bible, there are many references to the use of wine. The use of the grape is also a good source for a beverage. Many churches currently use grape juice during the ceremonial occasion for the Lord's Supper. Water is also a good selection for a beverage. Serving water works for guests who may have medical conditions or beverage preferences.
- The Holy Bible, King James Version
- Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images