Joy is the language of heaven and laughter is one of joy’s expressions. I’ve been reading church bulletins for most of my life and have written many of them myself. Computers may be better at spell checking a bulletin, but they will never replace a human brain—or lack of a human using his brain. Following are 10 of the most famous bulletin bloopers of all time.
1. Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
2. Remember in prayer the many that are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say “Hell” to someone who doesn’t care much about you.
3. Miss Charlene Mason sang “I will not pass this way again,” giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
4. Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.
5. Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
6. Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.
7. The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment, and gracious hostility.
8. The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
9. Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7:00 PM. Please use the back door.
10. The Associate Minister unveiled the church’s new campaign slogan last Sunday: “I Upped My Pledge – Up Yours.”
Do you have a favorite bulletin blooper you’d like to share?
In Him together, Susan Gaddis