Feeling a little down in the mouth? Why not come in for a faith lift?
“I plagiarized that one,” chuckles Gail Goodbody, the new message writer for the sign outside Living Water Community Church in Uxbridge. “I need to find a good website with some Christian sayings.”
Call it a sign of these trying times but more churches are getting on board with drive-by messages of hope and inspiration – and some of the best one-liners this side of Yuk Yuk’s: Want to talk to God? Try knee mail.
If the block-lettered sight-bites help put posteriors in pews, so much the better. “It’s another way that churches are letting the community know that if you haven’t come in lately, you might want to because we’re the same kind of people you are,” says Goodbody, who joined the congregation two and a half years ago.
Their intention is to turn heads, adds Pastor Rob Holtby. “We want people to come in and check things out. We’re pretty casual here and we try to be contemporary.”
But words for their sign don’t always come easy. “I don’t have a lot of letters at my disposal and I need more punctuation marks,” says Goodbody. “I could really use an exclamation mark!”