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March 23, 2011

One church in Ohio is gonna make it rain this Easter…..

Church giving away $1,000 at Easter service

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) – March 23, 2011 (WPVI) — An Ohio church that gave away $1,000 to fill more pews last Easter Sunday says it will do it again this year.

Lindenwald Baptist Church in Hamilton draws names to award $500 each to a member of the congregation and a guest.

Pastor Randy Moore says the southwest Ohio church had hoped for 1,000 worshippers last year, when it made the offer for the first time. It packed in 1,140 – more than double the usual Sunday attendance of around 500. Moore says a crew had to direct traffic in the parking lot.

Easter falls on April 24 this year. The pastor says given the economy, the church will continue the cash giveaway to provide a financial as well as a spiritual blessing on the holiday.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 23, 2011 11:06 am

    C’mon guys, you can do better than a $1000 giveaway. Wes lives in a state that a church gave away $2M in prizes last Easter.

    http://praisehouston.com/national/marcusecby/2-million-reasons-to-be-in-church-texas-church-gives-away-more-than-2-million-in-prizes-on-easter/

    • Adam permalink
      March 23, 2011 1:35 pm

      Levi, that’s what happens when you live in a Rust Belt state instead of an Oil state. Since I live in Ohio, I can say that. 😀

    • Wes permalink*
      March 23, 2011 3:33 pm

      That is incredible.

      I’d definitely transfer my membership.

  2. Jason permalink
    March 23, 2011 3:39 pm

    Wrong. Pretty sure that a giveaway shames the cross and the truth of Easter. Giveaways have been done in youth groups for years and even there I think it is wrong.

  3. March 23, 2011 10:21 pm

    This is wrong on so many levels. Please remove any reference to Christ and just lift up your praise to the god of consumerism. Anybody there for the money is there to worship just that anyhow.

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