And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. (Colossians 3:17)
Did you know that sporting clays originated in England in the early 1900’s. Bird hunters who wanted an off-season way to practice created it. The sport came to the United States in the late 1980’s. Today, it’s the fastest growing shotgun shooting sport, with over 20,000 members in the National Sporting Clays Association.
At BCBC we have our own special version of sporting clays (aka skeet shooting). Normally, the event is meant to simulate the action of bird hunting. The BCBC variation is meant to stimulate fellowship and hot dog eating.
The secret to our event involves creating an electrical connection between Brent’s truck and the clay disk mechanically flinger thingy. The game ends when Brent’s battery runs dry or we run out of hot dogs, whichever comes second.
So, join us on April 18th for the Second Annual BCBC Skeet Shoot and Cookout sponsored by the BCBC Men’s Ministry. The location for the event is the same — somewhere in the middle of Mike’s cow pasture. But meet at the church parking lot at 12:45 pm so we can carpool to the shooting range. This will cut down on the number of cars that have cow patties stick to the underside of their fenders.
Guns, ammo, targets, and vittles will be provided. Don’t bring your own firearms, but do bring your own hearing/eye protection. You might also bring a hat to protect your head from the sun and a chair to rest your butt between turns at the firing range.
The entry fee is $25/person, $20/person plus an extra hot dog if you bring more than 1 person. After all, in addition to fellowship, our objective is to provide a vehicle for outreach to the community.
We had a great time last year and look forward to more of the same this year.
A signup sheet is on the information desk in the worship center lobby. We need this information so we know how many supplies to get. If you can’t make it to the lobby, call the church office for assistance in signing up. 828-667-9818
Looking forward to seeing you, and try to bring a friend!