Monday, July 16, 2012

Less Catchy Church Signs

You've most likely driven past church signs with removable messages on them. There are certain messages that seem to pop up everywhere; have been passed around online for others' use. Many of these messages strive to be cute and catchy, and most can be quite cheesy and speak more to those who are already a part of church culture than those outside.

Church sign messages are also ripe for parody, and I decided to have some fun on Twitter last week by creating a hashtag called #lesscatchychurchsigns. The concept is what it sounds like: what might be some sign messages that wouldn't be quite cute and catchy enough to put up on the marquee? The meme caught on, and people seemed to have a lot of fun with it. Here are some of my contributions:

Our Church is Air-Conditioned. Also, We Pray.

You Think It's Hot Here? We'll Get Rain By Thursday So That'll Help

1 Cross + 3 Nails + 2 Extra Services = 5 Easter Things

I Hate Coming Out Here To Change This


Dusty Bibles Probably Mean Other Things In Your House Are Also Dusty

CH__CH If You Took Our U And R Please Return Them

Imagine All The Puns You Could Make Spelling It "Son" Instead Of "Sun"

If We Post Something Clever Enough, You'll Start Coming Here, Right?

Wal-Mart Isn't The Only Saving Place. Target And Giant Eagle Have Fairly Competitive Prices

New! Innovative! Ground-Breaking! Not Your Grandmother's Church! Bake Sale This Sunday

Never Place A Bracket Where God Started The Sentence With A Parenthesis

Never Place A Question Mark Where God Wasn't Asking A Question

Never Place A Period Where God Wasn't Done Talking, You Buttface

In Essentials Unity, In Non-Essentials Diversity, In All Things Punctuality