Daylight Saving: Tips & Tweets to Be On-Time
Daylight Saving Time is so weird. The clocks “fall back” an hour and everybody gets confused. If people forget, they’ll show up to your Sunday morning worship service an hour early. Awkward. So we’ve got some tips and social media posts that can help you remind your congregation.
Download our free Daylight Saving Tips & Tweets resource that explores why it’s necessary, how to communicate with your congregation, and shares some ready-made social media posts.
Some folks have shrugged off the fall reminder by saying it’s not a bad thing if once a year people show up for church early.
That’s a pretty funny joke. We can all appreciate that some church services have a constant stream of people showing up after things have started.
But in practice, not caring if people show up an hour early (or 45 minutes, for the late-comers) is an awful way to treat people.
I’ve attended church all my life, and I can tell you if I forgot about Daylight Saving Time and showed up an hour early, my family would go out to breakfast and probably not make it back to the service. I can only imagine what a first-time guest would do. They’d probably never come back.
Responding to Daylight Saving Time is about creating a welcoming environment.
Article taken from ChurchMarketingSucks.com and written by Kevin Hendricks. When Kevin isn’t busy as the editor of Church Marketing Sucks, he runs his own writing and editing company, Monkey Outta Nowhere. Kevin has been blogging since 1998, runs the hyperlocal site West St. Paul Reader, and has published several books, including 137 Books in One Year: How to Fall in Love With Reading, The Stephanies and all of our church communication books.