I Picnic – Hot dog, peanut butter sandwich, or lunch meat sandwich with chips, cookies, and soda or punch
II Pizza Served With Soda
III Ice Cream – Dilly Bars, ice cream in a cup (you add any extras), or ice cream cones
IV Squirt Guns Or Squirt Rings Or Water Balloon Throws
V Valentine Party (Around That Special Day)
VI Pumpkins (Right Before Halloween)
VII Christmas In Another Month
By this I mean have a Christmas Sunday in March, July or October. By out Christmas candy after Christmas and store it for this special Sunday. Have small gifts for riders and definitely sing Christmas songs.
VIII Watermelons In The Summer
IX Goldfish – A goldfish for each rider
X Everybody’s Birthday – Cookies or cupcakes, treat bags, and always include a small gift. You can also have birthday hats. Do this annually where you celebrate every rider’s birthday on a given Sunday.
XI Treat Bags – Load a 2-lb. size bag with a number of nice candy treats. You can use left over treats from previous Sundays.
XII Pirate Day – Eye patches, Long John Silver’s pirate hats, and pirate food (gummy fish or fish crackers)
XIII Double Bars – Two different well-liked candy bars
XIV Christmas Socks – Make or buy
XV Giant Coins – Order from promotional catalogs
XVI McDonald’s Hamburgers
XVII Christmas Store – Kids can earn “bus bucks” and spend them buying toys and gifts for family
XVIII Carnival – Always guaranteed to drastically increase your attendance. Have it as big or little as your budget dictates. Contact a company that rents carnival games to schools and organizations.
Outline “Successful Individual Sunday Promotions” written by an Unknown Author is taken from an Unknown Source.
This article may not be written by an Apostolic author, but it contains many excellent principles and concepts that can be adapted to most churches. As the old saying goes, “Eat the meat. Throw away the bones.”