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What a Weekend!! by orchardblog
October 23, 2007, 10:24 am
Filed under: The Orchard

Zz70f5fd96_4 It’s been two days and I still feel like I’m digesting all that happened this past weekend at The Orchard.  As most of you know, this past Saturday we launched our new 5pm Saturday evening service and the place was PACKED!  We were literally adding chairs and squeezing people in.  It was incredible!

My only concern was what Sunday mornings might look like since there were so many people at Saturday night.  Well, Sunday morning came…  9am service felt a little lighter than usual, but still a great crowd.  And the 10:45am service had a GREAT crowd!

I don’t think I have ever posted numbers on our blog, but I have to share this…  We saw our weekend attendance jump 250+ people this past weekend (which represents a 41% increase over recent weeks)!  The number of first time guests was amazing!  And it sounds like most of them showed up via personal invites from a friend and the invite mailer we did a couple of weeks ago.

So we’re celebrating today.  And I am so, so, so thankful to be a part of such an awesome team.

Thank you staff – both paid AND unpaid – for all of your hard work leading up to the launch!  I’m convinced that the momentum we’re feeling right now is a direct result of the passionate buy in to our mission that every one of you have.  It is SO evident!  Wow…I am so proud.  And honored…  And yet, I know that this is just the beginning.  Fasten your seatbelts guys.  It’s going to be quite a ride!

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