Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Should this be bothering me?

Okay we recently started at a new church. It is a huge church much bigger than we have ever been to. Anyway we joined a few weeks ago and in the mail today we got an envelope. In it was preprinted with our names and address dated offering envelopes.

Okay I am all for offering of course it is important. But them sending them to me really rubbed me the wrong way. I don't know if this is common in larger churches or not. I just didn't like it. I can understand it would help having preprinted to give out forms for taxes etc just rubbed me wrong.

7 comments:

stacey said...

i am sure they are doing it as a service, but i can totally see how/why it would bother some people. i don't think you are wrong to feel that way.

i am feeling those strange things at our new-much smaller-church. like how i can be asked three times to teach before i ever get invited over for dinner to get to know people.

The Sweet Life said...

Our church has these, but I think you have to request them, they're not automatically sent.

zoeygirl@blogspot.com said...

We belong to a large church and I have never had them do that. I think it would probably hit me wrong too. Maybe they just do that has a service like Stacey said. I don't know.

The Woman said...

I think that would bother me too. I have never been to a church that didn't pass the offering plate around to put money in

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Kim said...

Ours doesn't do that. They do send everyone stamped and addressed envelopes for the summer in case people are gone and still want to tithe. They are very careful to send them with a letter saying that if it offends you in any way, pitch them.

Jody said...

I think that would put me off a bit too. Never heard of a church doing that.