Tips for Creative Ways to Say, “Thank You!”

• Write a note to your staff, thanking the mmembers for their individual contributions.
• Write a pastoral note of thanks on year-end financial contribution statements.
• Write a pastoral letter of thanks to the congregation.
• Send a weekly email to people who have made special contributions or given extraordinary efforts in the church that week.
• Create a bulletin board on your church website where people can post notes of thanks to other parishioners.
• Create a thank-you page in your church newsletter.
• Have a yearly volunteer luncheon to express gratitude for those who give their time to God’s work.
• At the close of each year, thank your teachers and lay leadership with a pastoral note.
• Thank the people who have impacted your life and ministry.
• Preach a sermon on the power of thank you.

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