Thursday, September 22, 2005

Of Course!

PRODUCT PLACEMENT! Of course! Why didn't I think of this before. I could have saved my church. Maybe it's not too late to save yours.

On The Writers' Almanac today, Garrison Keillor noted that today is the birthday of Fay Weldon who is known, among other things, for being the first author that we know of to accept payment for mentioning a particular product in one of her novels. (Some Italian jewelry maker.)

You guys! We could SO do product placement in our sermons. You know all those "slice of life" sermon illustrations we do? An interesting thing happened while I was grocery shopping/getting my car fixed/taking my daughter to ballet class . . . It would be easy as pie, (Sara Lee), to specify WHICH grocery store, which auto mechanic, which ballet school--for a small fee. Our congregations would not even notice the change until we produced financial reports showing income up 50%.

Now we would stay away from certain types of business, of course. Ethics are ethics. Come to think of it, though, some businessess would probably pay extra to be brought up in a sermon as examples of wickedness and dissipation . . .

At any rate, all our money worries are over. WE ARE SAVED!

9 comments:

Apostle John said...

Finally! A stewardship program worthy of study :)

SpookyRach said...

I used my new microsoft keyboard to type this comment and it is just way cool. I think your idea is chock-full of merit.

reverendmother said...

That's the best idea since Wonder brand sliced bread.

Lorna said...

ROFL :)

Gord said...

I like it! ANd we are in the middle of our Stewardship Campaign as I speak. Hm, maybe I can work this into next week's stewardship minute--just after the line about luxury boxes of course.

the reverend mommy said...

thinking about you today.
{{hugs}}

Sue said...

Brilliant!

juniper68 said...

You are an amazing spirit, that you can be funny at a time like this. And so, so, so funny at that! Thanks for making my day.

Gord said...

I added the product placement idea to our stewardship minute last week (after the luxury box and PBS style "rewards for giving" suggestions). It got a laugh.