St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has discovered a brilliant way to grow their church–let a stray cat hang around.
Ever since this cat, named Angel, showed up, church attendance has doubled and the choir has gone from 12 to 50 people. St. Paul’s has also recently renamed their bookstore “Angels Book Nook” after this cat.
The pastor was “not a cat person” when Angel arrived, and he tried to determine which of the church’s neighbors was missing a cat. But no one was. So he fed her some tuna fish, and she’s never left the property since. Shortly after naming her, Lang said he referred to her during a sermon and, to his surprise, she spoke up from the back of the sanctuary: “Meow.”
I’m sorry, but church growth aint worth that.