Thanking your church family is so important. They likely bless you in so many ways that you’re often stumped how you can express it.
So, here are a few of my ideas for the pastor’s wife to say thanks…
During Christmas your congregation may bless your family with gifts and presents. If you’re anything like me, you wish you could thank each person individually, but that’s not always possible.
For one reason, my husband is known for bringing gifts home (addressed to our family) but not marked as to who they are from. Ugh! No thank you note for them.
Here are a few ways ministers’ families can thank congregants.
1. Use social media. Tweet, blog, Facebook or even email your thanks.
2. Post an online “thank you” card on your church website.
3. Print an informal family photo and your expression of gratitude in the church program after the holidays. Also, post on church bulletin boards.
4. Ask your husband for a couple of minutes for you to express thanks during the Sunday services. Hearing from the pastor’s wife or First Lady adds a warmth and closeness only you can bring.
5. If I have a number and if a particular person blessed you, I try to call the person before I use the gift. Same with the kids. It teaches the importance of gratitude.
5. Then there is the old standby – written thanks. I’m not very good at this one, but if you are, I wish you God-speed and say “you go, Girl”
Any other ideas?