Pastors Trey's Blog
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The TV gameshow “Family Feud” filled family rooms for years. The creators of the game asked 100 people questions on a survey. The contestants, two feuding families, tried to guess the most popular answers. The team with the most points at the end would win and would have a chance for a bonus survey round. A sample question might go something like, “100 people were asked about their favorite topping for ice cream.” One family could guess the top answers trying to reach 100 until they received 3 strikes.
The fun begins when the common answers quickly run out. Let’s say, 57 people surveyed like chocolate topping on ice cream. Twenty-five people liked caramel topping and 16 people liked strawberries. Well that’s 98% of people surveyed. Now the two teams are fighting to guess what the last two people liked on their ice cream. You can hear some weird and funny suggestions about what people might like on their ice cream. Jalapenos anyone? Survey says, X (wrong).
Well, we know answers on a very short survey provide a lot of information. Would you be so kind as to answer a short survey? Of course, these questions will not ask what you like on your ice cream. Rather, they will ask about our community of faith and how we can do even better at sharing God’s love, shining God’s light and shaping God’s people.
You will find our First Presbyterian Church’s “Best Survey Ever” insert in this ALERT. You may complete it and bring it to church or drop it in the mail. We will also pass out the survey in worship, so you may fill it out and simply leave it on the pew or put it in the offering plate. Finally, we will email the survey out and you may hit the reply button to complete the answers and email it back. It is very short and will help us serve you and Christ. Please take two minutes to answer the questions in “The Best Survey Ever!”
Blessings, Rev. Trey Hegar