We noticed that interest in Alabaster Offering was waning over the years. Fewer boxes were being picked up, fewer boxes were being turned in, and subsequently a lower offering. We wanted to make Alabaster Offering personal. We implemented a “Decorate Your Alabaster Box” Table on Alabaster Sunday. The table is set up on our patio where our fellowship takes place and decorating is encouraged after each of our services.
Here are the details. We fold half the Alabaster boxes the correct way and half the boxes inside out, so the plain white cardboard shows.
We supply markers, stickers, self-sticking jewels and pom-poms for decorations. (We discovered glue, paint, and glitter were too messy.) Everyone is encouraged to decorate his/her own box. This is not strictly a children’s project. I found that some of the adults have more fun decorating than the kids.
Since we started this Alabaster promotion, participation has increased, and we have a lot of fun around the decorating table.
Rancho Cucamonga, California