Contact: Beth Wilke

Email: beth@winfieldfumc.org

Phone: (620) 221-2700

"Be Our Guest" was the theme this year for Rally Sunday, Aug. 28. Radio ads with the "Be Our Guest" music playing in the background were run the week before; we invited all of the students who were new and returning to Southwestern College; encouraged people to invite friends; and encouraged inactive members to come that day. The Southwestern Football coach brought his whole football team, so that was fun - and quite a group! We also gave out bibles to Kindergarteners, third graders and confirmations students. (In future years we will split those up so they aren't all on the same day!). After worship we had an all-church dinner. We provided the meat and the rest of the meal was covered dish, with members bringing enough to feed all of our guests. We also had hall decorations to make the church look festive and inviting. The youth groups had special parties that afternoon and evening and were encouraged to bring guests. We felt like the whole day was invitational and inviting and encouraged many new people to be a part of worship and Sunday School.