What a shame, only ten people showed up

@sudalunts (5526)
United States
December 14, 2008 9:37pm CST
to the Christmas program at my church. The sunday school teacher went through a lot to write and get this progrom together. You would think that more people would be willing to support the sunday school. The message of the play was very good, and each person did an extremely good job. Has something like this ever happened to you, that hardly anyone shows up and you were expecting many more?
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@yanwei (58)
• China
19 Dec 08
There was a performance on the school on Sunday,however only a few students showed up.We had prepare for the performance for a long time,each person did their best even gave their sparetime.It hurted our heart badly.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
19 Dec 08
I know it hurts to some degree when you prepare for something and noone has an interest in what you are doing. It is their loss that they did not attend, I am sure the performance was great. Have a great holiday season.
@dawon007 (184)
• India
18 Dec 08
When people are getting less and less interested in god and more and more interested in worldly things , such low turnouts occur. Nobody can blame the program or the teacher for such an occurrance. It is upto the parishioners to turn up for something that is for god. I don't say that I am a saint. We all have inequities. Maybe because these paritioners might have been having more gripping problems like the economic condition of their family. Let us pray for them so that they can turn up next time. I appreciate those who came. Remember about the 10 leprosy patients who were cured by Jesus after doing what they were told to do. Only one returned to thank him.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
19 Dec 08
Thank you for responding, it was well put. Hopefully, our parisherners will start participating more in our church's activities.
@relundad (2311)
• United States
15 Dec 08
This has happened to me on a few occassions. I offer sometimes home buying seminars. Sometimes the attendance is very low or no one shows up even though many RSVP and then there are the times when there is not a seat in the house. You never know what the turn out will be. As a host, it is of course somewhat disappointing when you don't get the turn out that you expect. Especially when you have spent money and time to make it happen. For me its all in a days work. I still try to host them as often as possible to assist those that need help with the process.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
15 Dec 08
That is true, whenever something is planned, it is always nice to have a decent turnout. The Pastor of my church aksed if they would do it again next week before service.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
27 Dec 08
That really is a shame considering how much hard work was put into getting the program together. I hope the kids were not too terribly disappointed about the turnout.
@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
19 Dec 08
It is sad that when persons put their whole in a program then it ends up flop in their face. I have seen where members of churches will encourage someone to take over the responsibilities to host a program and when it comes to the appointed time they band together and don't turn up. But do they know what it say to the children them who work hard to pleased the adults in these churches. It send a message to them that they don't care. Some persons does not realize what Christianity is all about. Even when Judas betray Jesus he realized what he had done. I pray for the day that Christians not only baptized and go to church but that they practiced what the bible says ought to do.
@savengt (89)
• Singapore
18 Dec 08
It is important for Church members to be very supportive over any Church Program especially on reaching out. There might be valid reasons for the low turn out; 1.It depends on your targeted audience (Teens, Adult or the older folks), are they carefully notified or aware. 2.The announcement/promotion of this program; did it reach everyone in the Church? Encourage the Sunday School teacher, His/her efforts are not in vain, it is a labor of love for the Lord! The figure of attendance may be encouraging to your Sun Sch teacher but the more important factor is the number of hearts being won to Christ! No point having the whole Church attend the program but none being touched at all. It will be great blessing to have even won a person to Christ out of that one program. We need to understand it is not easy to win people to Christ, it takes constantly withnessing and effort. Be couraged and continue to work for the Lord, you efforts are not in vain. God knows!
• United States
15 Dec 08
Yes this has happened at my church before. We came up with a solution to that. We started incorporating our programs into our Sunday church service. If you were at church you would not have to out on a Friday or a Saturday nite to see the kids that you really don't want to be bothered with anyway lol. The bad part about it also is the kids parents don't even come to see their own kids.
@angelia286 (2029)
• Singapore
15 Dec 08
I'm sure that the sunday school teacher has done the best she could to get the Christmas programme out. Well, we can't fault the people on that can we? Afterall, everybody has their own lives to lead, and it could be that they are busy on that day. SO, cool down and don't be too angry about it. I can tell that you are a Christain, and well, as the pastor preach, everything happens for a reason and God will reveil the reason in his own time. So, I am very sure that God has a plan and a reason behind the low turnout for that event. It had happened before not to me, but to my ex-bf. 2 years back, I was engaged to this guy and well we invited 50 people each. In the end, all 50 on my side turned out for the event, and only 5 out of the 50 people invited by my ex-bf turn out for the event. Needless to say, the amount of food left behind was huge and we had throw away food that was meant for 100 people. And beside that, I was way embarrassed as the party was crowded by my own friends and family. Oh well, but it soon come to pass.