Monday, September 21, 2009

Bad Newsletters



So this weekend I found a couple of features, "The Compliment Game" and "The Thank-You Note Game," over at Hedwyg's place that I found hysterical. That discovery and a Facebook thread that started with some newsletter article frustrations leads me to ask my friends this: What is the worst opening phrase or sentence you can imagine for a church newsletter article?

Discuss!

5 comments:

She Rev said...

It's that time of year again!

When I was in the bathroom the other day I found myself thinking...

Coffeepastor said...

A church member came to my office the other day looking for help, and boy was he messed up...

Beth said...

"As I sit here in my office looking out the window, I can't help but ponder...."

It was the opening line every month of a previous pastor at the congregation I presently serve. I suspect he saw it as some sort of 'trademark.'

Deb said...

"Wow! What a great Sunday!"

(said about once a month on someone's email to members...)

Sr. Heather said...

"It was amazing and impressive to witness the immediate and spontaneous response of this congregation to the needs of those who have lost everything due to the floods in Georgia. However, although we do consider our sanctuary to be holy ground, and thus appropriate for removing your shoes, we must ask that members of the congregation refrain from removing the rest of their clothing during church."

Okay, so maybe that's more of an announcement rather than an opening, but it cracked the hubby and me up earlier today.

Love and blessings,
Sr. Hedwyg