I snapped this pic at our local Kmart. As I walked in the door I was greeted by display after display of “Easter is coming” merchandise. Buy a basket! Buy a giant pastel bunny! Buy some candy! Buy some bleach! (I’m really not sure why household bleach ended up in the “Easter” isle, but it seemed to be part of the promotion.)
You might think that I’m gonna rant about how Easter has become about buying bunnies, candy, and even bleach :-) instead of about our resurrected Savior. Actually I just want to ask this question: Do people feel as “bombarded with clutter” by Easter advertising from churches, as I did in the Kmart “Easter” isle? I’m NOT criticising churches for advertising and inviting folks…I think MORE is needed-not less…I just wonder if doing it all right before Easter is wise? I’ve received more literature/invitations to local church Easter events in the last three days than I’ve received all the previous year. How about you?
Let me say again- This is NOT a criticism of churches inviting people to Easter events. As I said Sunday, invite your friends that do not have a church they call “home” to actionchurch on Sunday. I don’t want a single person who is looking for a church to attend on Easter Sunday to feel “uninvited”. I’m just wondering if the big Easter “sale” that we all do as churches is starting to become part of the clutter?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. We have decided to do the majority of our meager “promotion” after Easter to sort of avoid the clutter. Have you ever attended a church service because of “information” you received on your door or in your mailbox? I need your stories and input…