These are ideas can be for church-wide or ladies meeting fellowships. Some are great for those Sunday evening after-church fellowships.

Church Fellowship Ideas

I have enjoyed many a church fellowship over the years.  There is something about getting the family of God together along with some great food.

Church Food Fellowships

Julia Bettencourt

Posted September 5, 2012
This page has been updated periodically over the years.

Fellowship ideas revolving around food

Biscuit Bar

  • Biscuits
  • Various jams and jellys
  • Honey
  • Butter. Have some honey butter mixed up.  Have a light butter available.
  • Bacon
  • Sausage patties
  • Scrambled eggs (Make it easier by cutting eggs into squares for the biscuis)


  • Make nice prayer meetings.
  • Eggs
  • Sausage, Ham, or Bacon
  • Biscuits and Gravy
  • French Toast (flavored syrups and butter)
  • Waffles (flavored syrups and butter)
  • Cinnamon Rolls


  • French Toast (flavored syrups and butter)
  • Bagels and Cream Cheese
  • Muffins
  • Fruit

Candy Buffet

  • Various types of candy
  • Use clear containers to hold the candy.
  • Use little spoons for serving small candies.
  • Use small tongs for larger candies.
  • A candy buffet can be just a few containers of candy to several for a larger buffet.
  • Avoid candies with peanuts as to avoid allergy issues.
  • If you do serve anything with any type of nuts, be sure to label each clearly.

Chili Bar

  • Chili (if you are having a really "hot" one, have a regular one as well)
  • Fritos
  • Diced Green Onions
  • Sour Cream
  • Cheese
  • Tomato (cut into small chunks)

Coffee and Dessert

Coffee and Donuts

Cookie Bar

  • Use sugar cookies, cream cheese based icing, fruit (pizza cookies)
  • Have various types of cookie in containers.

Crepe Bar

  • Crepes
  • Various flavorings of mousse
  • Various fruits/berries

Cupcake Bar

  • Cupcakes (unfrosted)
  • Frosting in various flavors
  • Toppings (sprinkles, candies, chocolate pieces)
  • Coffee
  • See the Cupcake Theme Page for more ideas.

Finger Foods

  • Anything to eat that doesn't require silverware.

Ice Cream Socials


  • Various Types of Pasta
  • Various shredded cheeses for toppings
  • Italian Pizza
  • Bread such as French or a crusty bread.
  • Green Salad to go with pasta

Pancake Supper (or Breakfast)

  • Pancakes
  • Butter
  • Flavored Syrups
  • Fruit
  • Sausage, Bacon, or Ham Picnic
  • See the Gingham Picnic Theme Mexican Theme Page

Pie Night


  • Order in pizza for small groups
  • Make your own (if you have a kitchen to use) - Have several mini pizza crusts made up and ready. Make a variety with various type crusts.

Potato Bar

Salad Fellowship

  • Hearty Salads (with meat and extra filling things in them)
  • Green Salads (vegetables)
  • Fruit or Dessert Salads
  • Salad Sandwiches (such as chicken, tuna, or egg)
  • Dressings for Green Salads
  • Toppings for Green Salads (chopped tomatoes, olives, grated cheese, etc.)

Taco Bar

  • Soft and Hard Tacos
  • Lettuce
  • Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Taco Meat Mixture
  • Other Toppings (refried beans, chopped black olives, green onions, salsa etc.)
  • Other Mexican Food (tacos, taco salads, corn chips and cheese dip, etc.)
  • See the Mexican Theme Page for more ideas.

Submarine Sandwiches

  • Premade submarine sandwiches (homemade or purchased)
  • Fill them with meat only and allow people to add their toppings. (lettuce, various cheeses, onions, pickles, tomatoes, etc.)

Soup and Salad Fellowship

Sandwich Night

  • Various Types of Bread
  • Various Types of Meat
  • Various Toppings (lettuce, cheese, onions, pickles, chopped black olives, tomatoes, etc.)
  • To make sure you have enough meat, put the meat on ahead of time and label your platters and allow people to add just their own toppings.

Sweet and Salty

  • Sweet (candies, cookies, dessert finger foods)
  • Salty (pretzels, chips, nuts)

  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe and Other Fresh Fruits
  • Fruit kabobs
  • Makes a nice summer fellowship.

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Candy Buffet Women's Ministry TipCandy buffets do not have to be large and over the top.  For a small group meeting, try just filling two or three clear glass containers with various candies.

Want an option for those who won't indulge?  Fill a clear container with grapes or with cut up fruit pieces.  You could also fill a small jar with sugar free candy.

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