– Go To Sunday Meeting

The Amish meet for church within their communities every other week. Their Sunday best is mostly black for the married folks while the single young ladies often wear colors.  Interesting.  This woman wore a cape and a black head covering while the man wore a felt black hat and a suit and white shirt without a tie.  This attire is very different from what they wear day to day.

 

 

 

– Valet Parking?

Their Church Districts are very local.  While many of us travel 10-20 miles or more to church on Sundays, their Districts are basically their neighborhoods as travel by buggy is not fast.  (I have passed a buggy on my bicycle going 12 mph.) Their neighborhood is their church and their church is their neighborhood. Each District meets every two weeks and families take turns hosting in their homes.  Their churches are not public like the churches most of us are familiar with and there is no sign inviting strangers to worship with them each week.

 

– Not Everyone Takes Their Buggy

Sunday is their day of rest.  And that they do.  The other six days are spent working hard while they relax on the seventh day.

The women are responsible for feeding the masses and the men and women usually segregate into different rooms after the meal while the youth will head out to the yard or barn to play games.