It is an ugly, awful, terribly misguided myth that churches can’t grow during the summer. Don’t listen to it. Don’t buy into it. Don’t settle for it. Summer is the perfect time to try new things, change up each week, and be so invitational it makes your hospitality team wonder where you came from.
Summer Sundays should not just pass, but be intentionally celebrated. Making each Sunday a special event builds energy and helps people feel they belong to something alive and relevant. We’ll be taking advantage of our 2021 Summer of Sundays to serve a state of celebration in Children’s Ministry. We make a place to serve alongside the Gaga Ball Pit at our McEachern Kids entrance as families linger up to an hour after our 11am services.
May 23 – Pentecost Sunday – wear red to church.
May 30 – First Sunday of summer – serve Chick-Fil-A lemonade (pick it up on Saturday!)
June 6 – National YoYo Day – yoyo exhibition and skills with a yoyo with our kid’s logo.
June 13 – Celebrate National Ice Tea Day 6/10 – serve peach tea (we’re in Georgia!)
June 20 – Pops With Pops Father’s Day – popsicles & Father’s Day photo booth
June 27 – National Sunglasses Day – It’s cool to be at church! So wear your sunglasses (we’ll provide sunglasses) & Kona Ice Truck
July 4 – Independence Day – wear red, white & blue
July 11 – National Blueberry Muffin Day – mini blueberry muffins
July 18 – National Ice Cream Day – ice cream truck available for purchase and tickets which are given to all children’s ministry volunteers throughout the entire year
July 25 – Celebrate National Day of the Cowboy (7/24) – wear your cowboy gear & we’ll rodeo
August 1 – Let’s Roll – bring your wheels and helmets for Wild Worship & Wheels
August 8 – Promotion Sunday: Welcome Home!
Signing up at nationaltoday.com gives a great list of national and international dates to celebrate.
Each Special Summer Sunday provides an opportunity to celebrate as a family of faith. It is not my habit to let each Sunday just run into another. Nor is it my habit of thinking that people take the summer off from church. Never has. Never will. Whenever I can provide a memorable church experience for the littles, their bigs can enjoy the conversations started beyond the, “Did you have fun?”
“He who gathers in summer is a prudent son…” Proverbs 10:5