4 responses to Late night fun around the Amish kitchen table
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    Comment on Late night fun around the Amish kitchen table (March 2nd, 2008 at 16:09)

    Sounds like a lot of fun! My hubby and I love to play board games!

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    Susie
    Comment on Late night fun around the Amish kitchen table (March 19th, 2008 at 11:19)

    We played Scum with Ulane, Mariliis, and Virve last Fall when they were here! Have you ever played Dutch Blitz? Please get someone to play this game with you sometime. It is an Amish game but is played voraciously by the kids in our church youth group. It’s fast moving and addicting!

    Our church,the Apostolic Christian Church, while not quite as fascinating as the Amish church, has similarities. We come from the same antibaptist roots as the Amish and Mennonites. We marry within our church denomination. Our churches are very interconnected as far as fellowship. We do not date but practice courtship. We sing accapella during our services- learning to sing in parts from a young age. We have separate seating in church, the women wear a veil so their heads are covered during the services. We do not wear jewelry of any kind, including wedding rings. We still have “singings” like the Amish. Our youth group or young group, as we call it, is very active. Since we don’t date, there are plenty of kids for social activities. This includes Bible studies, singings, game nights, and quite a few service projects in the community. Like the Amish, we are known for our good cooking. There is a joke: How many Apostolics does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: 10 – one to change the light bulb and 9 to bring the food! Also, like the Amish, we are one of the few legally pacifist churches in America. We fought for and were granted the legal right to not “bear arms.”

    We took our exchange student from Slovakia to Lancaster County 2 summers ago and were in Holmes County this past summer with our East Berlin exchange student. It was fun to give these girls a glimpse of the Amish life style! Also interesting for us to talk with the Amish about similarities in our faiths and traditions.

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    Comment on Late night fun around the Amish kitchen table (March 20th, 2008 at 05:11)

    Susie this is really interesting to hear, I’m not sure–are you in Daviess County, Indiana area? I know that’s where Ulane was last summer/fall…I have not played Dutch Blitz but might need to check if I know anyone that can show me… (:

    Erik

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    Karen Johnson-Weiner
    Comment on Late night fun around the Amish kitchen table (April 1st, 2011 at 09:08)

    Among the conservative Swartzentruber Amish, puzzles are the thing to do. Everyone can take part, and often they’re done on a small table that can be rolled out of sight if other things are going on. Coloring is another activity for all ages.

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