The Church Welcome of The Week

Nice to see a Church welcome sign shared online that is… actually welcoming. 

Also, bonus points from the Sofa for a lovely sense of whimsy that goes with this. Sofa is a strong believer in the use of whimsy within Church Communications, and would love to see more of it in day to day use. 

Found by Bev Mason on Twitter

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How Long Is A Long Sermon?

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Can I have a word about that sermon during the Royal Wedding?

You know the one that has had its text printed on websites all over the place.

There seems to be a number of comments about the length of the sermon, with the question being. Was the sermon too long?

I’m interested in what you think?

Personally I think it was quick compared to many… many sermons I’ve heard.

Please vote on my Twitter poll to tell me how long a sermon should be…

… or leave a comment below!

Are you used to 60 min plus sermons? Do you feel short changed by anything less than 20 minutes? Do you drift off after 9 minutes?

Let me know below…

 

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How To Arrange Seats In Church

Normally when this blog discusses Church seating arrangements, it is in the context of arguing between the use of chairs or Church pews.

Today, I’d like to present the above diagram, showing how seats can be arranged in Church.

As you can see, the seats are presented in a semicircle, giving the speaker a fantastic chance to engage with as many people as possible.

It also means that preschoolers can wave and shout hello at each other during the service.

How do you arrange you seats in church, and why is that a silly move?

(Yes the above diagram was indeed written on the back of a Church Notice Sheet, during a church service.

Can you spot the moment when I felt I should stand up during worship?)


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How To Stay Cool in Church

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but its hot. Well its hot in Devon anyway.

I imagine its also hot elsewhere.

Its also hot in Churches around England.

So how do you deal with Church, when you turn up and its massively hot?

Here are our ten ideas of how to stay cool in church when its massively hot. 

  1. Open the flipping windows!
  2. Have a mass baptism service. Just get everyone into the baptism pool. If nothing else it will cool everyone down.
  3. Give Pizza Hut a call, get a ice cream delivery, yes – to be delivered during the service.
  4. Relocate the church service to the nearest mountain top / river bed / supermarket freezer cabinets.
  5. Give out emergency water bottles.
  6. Install cold showers at the back of the church.
  7. Decrease the chance of any one fainting during the service and just edit EVERYTHING down!
  8. Giant air fans. Everywhere!
  9. Swap out bread and wine for ice cream.
  10. Naked church.

Any other ideas?

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