Adult IV Sunday School Class Forced to Vacate High-Attendance Day Awards Due to Enrollment Fraud
Corinth, MS – Berean Baptist Church is reevaluating their Sunday school enrollment practices after a recent investigation by the church clerk revealed that the ADULT IV Sunday School class had been engaged in “gross misrepresentation of their enrollment and attendance” for the past several years.
The ADULY IV Sunday School class, led by their teacher, and former deacon, Elmer Smuthers, had won the church’s annual High Attendance Day challenge six years in a row prior to the exposure of the class’ inner corruption. Those wins are now being vacated and the accompanying banners are being returned to the church office for either reassignment or storage.
Said church clerk Nancy Drewhart, “I’m always hesitant to think of ill a fellow Christian, especially someone as revered within the church as Bro. Smuthers, but the numbers on their rosters just weren’t matching up to what I saw with my own eyes. How could they have more in their class one Sunday than we had at church?”
Bro. Smuthers has denied any wrong-doing or any knowledge of numbers-padding in his class. “I don’t know what this is all about,” he stated in a closed-door church business meeting, “but I know that even if you take our banners away and strike through our name in the record book, in our hearts, we’ll know we’re still champions.”