This past Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, marked the championship of all championships, the game of all games, the Super Bowl. Millions of football fanatics across the United States tuned in to the watch the San Francisco 49ers wage war with the Baltimore Ravens for the Lombardi Trophy. The Super Bowl shuts down the United States, with a vast number of people celebrating this storied tradition – even churches have been cancelling morning and night services due to lack of attendance. Some have even moved their services to Saturday to accommodate for Super Bowl Sunday in an attempt to keep up attendance. “We all love watching the big game, so for one weekend only we are moving our Sunday night service to Saturday night,” stated New Spring Church in South Carolina.
In theory, this change should be easy to manage if you are a regular church goer. However, we live in the real world and things don’t always go as planned. It’s impossible to attend both events at the same time, so churchgoers are torn between rooting for their team on Sunday in Super Bowl 47 and attending church. Things get even more complicated when you donate to your church every week, even sing in the choir, teach Sunday school, or are just a die-hard church goer.
If you are a member of your church’s staff, we understand that you care a great deal about keeping up attendance, spreading the word of the Lord, and making sure that your church is financially sound. When the Super Bowl comes around and you experience low attendance and minimal donations, we understand the negative effects those have on your church.
Super Bowl Sunday is a great time to remind your parishioners to use ParishPay. Even if many members of your congregation didn’t attend service this past Sunday, with ParishPay you never have to worry about donations taking a dive. ParishPay can not only assist you on game day, but whenever members of your congregation are sick, on vacation, or encounter other inconvenient circumstances. Church members can still donate regularly every month or whenever they choose – whether or not they attend church on days like Super Bowl Sunday.
If you haven’t tried ParishPay yet, what are you waiting for?
Check it out at www.ParishPay.com.