I am excited to announce that we have selected a theme and a weekend for our high attendance effort this fall. November 9th and 10th will be celebrated at Poplar Springs Baptist Church as “Better Together Weekend.”
What can you expect?
On November 9th, we will be celebrating God’s design for the church to be Better Together by organizing service projects all over our community. We will be asking each Sunday School class to plan and carry out some kind of service project that morning. The Children’s Sunday School Department will provide a pancake breakfast that morning before the projects begin, and the Preschool Sunday School Department will provide morning babysitting at the church so that the adults can serve with their classes. Service projects can be simple or elaborate. Classes are welcome to do yard work for the elderly, have a free car wash, or any other creative idea you come up with as a class. The church will provide “Better Together Weekend @ Poplar Springs Baptist Church” yard signs to put out as you serve.
On November 10th, we will come together to celebrate being Better Together in Worship and Sunday School. We are setting an attendance goal on that day of 725 in Sunday School small groups. The vision for this day has two parts. First, we are challenging our classes to contact every single person on their roles with a personal invitation to participate in the weekend. We have 961 people on our church Sunday School roles. Invite them to come serve with you on November 9th, and then to come sit with you on November 10th. Many people who have fallen out of fellowship at church don’t come back because they feel they have lost their place at the table. Serving together bonds groups, and provides an opportunity for people to feel they belong before they come. (Plus we can do some really good things to bless people!) Second, invite your friends and neighbors. I really believe that Poplar Springs Baptist Church is Better Together. It’s the way God created us to thrive, in community. This will be a weekend to invite all of your friends and neighbors so they can experience the greatness of what God is doing in us…together.
Next week’s teacher training will be a very special meeting. More details will be coming about this special weekend. Please make every effort to attend, or at least have a representative from each class present.