I succeeded (in a way) in my 2023 New Year’s Resolution to invite 1000 people to church.

I set out January 1st, 2023 with the goal in mind of inviting 1000 people to church. This lofty goal was not easy to accomplish. I picked up a few invite here and there. Sometimes they’d come in larger numbers when I invited a whole group to church. Throughout the year, I kept track of all the persons invited, which I now present to you (minus their last names).

1/1 – John, Kevin, Sharon, and Sarah.
1/23 Andrew
1/24 Roy
1/30 Kyle, Travis
2/2 Kevin, Mark
2/3 Frank
2/6 Carol
2/9 hiker volunteer
2/10 Denise
2/12 Holly, Terrance
2/26 Paula
2/27 Sonny, Shirley
2/28 Eric
3/2 Linda
3/4 Mary Jane, James
3/9 Will
3/10 Jesse
3/12 Brandon
3/18 Tim, Heather
3/25 A man from Warwick
3/29 Mike
3/30 Eric, Neceska
4/1 Two firefighters
4/2 A hiker
4/2 A hiker
4/3 Shirley
4/8 3 hikers
4/12 Ben
4/21 student at New Paltz (15)
4/22 Paul
4/22 2 ladies and son
4/22 2 hikers
4/23 3 hikers
4/24 3 hikers
4/27 Diana
5/4 Allison
5/6 2 hikers
5/7 6 hikers
5/10 Tony
5/13 4 hikers
5/18 Pete
5/21 2 hikers
5/24 four hikers
5/25 a man
5/26 Wendy
5/28 Tim
5/28 4 hikers family
5/29 2 at parade
6/3 10 at heritage festival
6/3 4 hikers
6/4 3 to evening service
6/7 2 to Wednesday prayer
6/10 4 hikers
6/11 3 hikers to evening service
6/11 3 hikers walking by Church
6/18 4 hikers
6/19 john
6/21 two hikers to wed prayer
6/25 5 hikers to church
6/25 2 hikers to evening church
6/25 2 in wantage
7/2 4 hikers
7/5 5 invited to Wednesday prayer
7/8 6 hikers
7/12 5 hikers
7/16 five hikers
7/17 Sean
7/19 Kim
7/23 2 hikers
7/29 Steve
8/28 family of 5
8/30 Hiker
9/3 Nancy
9/3 hiker
9/10 3 hikers
9/10 Jeff
9/11  Mike, Coleen
9/14 3 people
9/24 Hiker
9/26 Sue
9/27 Lance
9/28 Kenny
9/30 two former members
11/4 Jose and family
11/7 Glen

But, as your math might show you, this is far short of the 1,000 total? What do, what do?

Well, that is when we decided at church to do a mailing of a card inviting people in the local area to church. And we chose 3 postal routes for delivery, which was some 1,360 address! Well, if there are 4 people in a household, then we’re way above the goal of 1000.

A technical success.