For a long time now, churches have used gimmicks in an attempt to get people to attend church events. I remember a minister who promised his congregation that if attendance on Easter Sunday hit a certain number, he would preach the next Sunday from the roof of the church building. It did and he did! It was quite a news event in a small town. This hasn't always been a horrible thing - but it lends itself to abuse.
In the last few years that abuse has become evident as all kinds a churches have taken up the practice of giving people gifts for attending church functions. It has become so common, in fact, that we have created a little room here at The Clubhouse devoted to exploring this phenomenon. Below you will find commentary on the the whole idea, and a continuing collection of examples of the practice. These examples can be both a little amusing, and a little sad. So crack a smile and wipe a tear as you explore below. By the way, visitors here can expect no prizes whatsoever.
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