Church: Many places of worship have relaxed their dress codes to make congregants feel more comfortable and therefore, more likely to attend.
In Montana, where 10 percent of residents spoke German and another 10 percent were of German descent, ministers weren't allowed to preach in German to congregants who understood no English, and one town publicly burned German textbooks, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported.
Congregants are given a few weeks to bid on the dinner of their choice, and the winning bid enjoys a nice meal and good fellowship, while you reap the benefits of a fundraiser with zero output costs.
From simply asking for donations to offering some sort of good/service in exchange for a contribution, letters are regularly mailed out to congregants in many churches.
Another reason to write such a letter is because it keeps congregants involved and informed, serving almost as a newsletter of sorts.