It is NOT inevitable that Summer Sundays have to be considered ‘low attendance.’ If it is, I’m rebuking it! Sunday is my favorite day of the week, even in the summer. One way to make each Sunday special is to find something special about each Sunday. There are several websites dedicated to communicating national holidays. With that information in mind, these are the special Sundays we’ll be promoting the summer of 2018:

6/3 – VBS starts, so wear your Hawaiian/beach wear
6/10 – Iced Tea Day
6/17 – Father’s Day – Donuts with Dad
7/1 – Mc’Peach’ern Sunday – having a peach-flavored luncheon after church since it’s the thick of Georgia peach season with BBQ, peach tea, make-your-own peach salsa station, peach cobbler, peach ice cream
7/8 – National Blueberry Day – wear blue
7/15 – National Ice Cream Day – Sunday sundaes! In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month and established National Ice Cream Day as the 3rd Sunday in the month.
7/22 – National Parents Day – Not a day for gift giving. That’s for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Just do something fun together. Maybe a photo booth, but open to ideas. In 1994, President William (Bill) Clinton proclaimed the 4th Sunday in July as National Parent’s Day.
7/29 – Blessing of the Backpacks – bring backpacks, lunchboxes, briefcases, rollercarts, etc. for a blessing as school begins the following week with a keytag take-away.
8/5 – Promotion Sunday…ready to slide into fall with dual waterslides and more family fun that afternoon.

What specials will your local church be recognizing this summer? How will you be rebuking the summer slump?

“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and it’s leaves come out, you know that summer is near.” Matthew 24:32, Mark 13:28 and Luke 21:30