I hope you've had a great summer. Many of us have been enjoying vacations, more relaxed schedules, time with family, and all the fun that only summer can offer. Summertime often draws us away from our normal schedule and regular routines. In fact, it's common for churches to experience lower attendance during the summer months, and we've been no exception. As we turn our attention towards the fall and getting "Back to School", I also invite you to make this a season of "Back to Church". Did you know that September 16 is national Back to Church Sunday? National Back to Church Sunday started as a call to action and invitation - action for the church to plug back in, an invitation for the world to come discover a place where they belong.
We need your help! If you know of people who have been in summer mode and been gone from church, would you please reach out to them? Let them know we miss them, and that we want to see them September 16 for Back to Church Sunday. We need to gather our church family back together so we're ready for the amazing things God has in store for us. We don't want anybody missing out!
Maybe you know people in our community who don't attend church? The theme for Back to Church Sunday is "You Belong Here". This is a perfect opportunity to invite them to join us for worship so they can discover a place where they belong. Get the word out - there is always room in God's house for people looking for a place to call home. No matter who you are, or where you're coming from, YOU BELONG HERE.
Let's fill God's house on September 16 as the body of Christ comes BACK TO CHURCH!
Yours in Christ,