Friday, December 09, 2005

Sorry, but we are closed for Christmas - World - theage.com.au

Sorry, but we are closed for Christmas - World - theage.com.au
Found this little article today via Signposts, basically a whole bunch of American megachurches are closing down for Christmas, which this year also happens to fall on a Sunday.

I know for us at Frankston, it's one of the few times of year we always get a whole bunch of randoms walk in, as well as get to see members of other congregations and people who may not regularly come to services.

To shut down for the day would be stupidity for us, but perhaps their situation is different to ours, so it's not my place to let my experiences judge their decisions, but it does seem a little strange.

They comment that they want a more decentralized experience, with lots more little Christmas' going on in people's homes. Sounds like a good idea for every week to me ;)

Also, where does it leave those from non-Christian homes and families, who now will not have the oppurtunity to connect with God in Christian community on what is a pretty important day in the Christian year.

Just something that got me thinking.

1 comment:

Jon Owen said...

Don't sweat it Digger,

It is a stupid thing to close down on a Sunday!

Make sure Franger doesn't follow suit!