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The Diocese of Delaware is driving off into a new evangelism field…

For $15, Delaware residents can get a vanity Episcopal license plate.


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Elizabeth Kaeton includes a picture of her car and writes that one should then be ready to talk with strangers:

I love the interest shown by neighbors and random folks in the parking lot at the grocery store – or post office or retail outlet or gas station – who ask questions. Which is the point, right? I’ve only had the license plate since Saturday and already I’m finding myself in conversations with people about my church and my faith….

If you like the idea of talking to total strangers about The Episcopal Church or issues of your faith, then I hope you’ll agree with me that this is a wonderful idea and a great opportunity.

However, if you don’t like the idea of talking to total strangers about The Episcopal Church or issues of your faith, then, as we used to say in North Jersey, “Fuggeddaboutit”.

Just don’t complain to me about evangelism and how we need it desperately and no one is doing it and the church is “hemorrhaging members” and will soon die.

Of course, you don’t need a license plate to do evangelism, but I can tell you from personal experience that it’s a great conversation starter. I also love thinking about the conversations some people have in their car as they follow behind me on the road and see my license plate.

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Bill Dilworth
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Bill Dilworth

Don't forget to "drive friendly" (as they say in TX) when you've got the special plates, though. I'm always bemused by drivers sporting Icthus stickers and such speeding, cutting people off, etc. (you shouldn't drive like a jackass w/o the plates, either).

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Maria L. Evans
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(In Missouri, don't forget, "and get a member of the state legislature to sponsor the plate.")

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Elizabeth Kaeton
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Elizabeth Kaeton

I understand that the Diocese of Easton and Maryland also have this project. Any others?

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Ann Fontaine
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Ann Fontaine

Maria says you can do this in Missouri if you have $5000 and guarantee 200 plate purchases.

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Elizabeth Kaeton
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Elizabeth Kaeton

I'd love to know if there are other dioceses with their own distinctive license plates. What's been your experience?

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