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Michigan congregation to celebrate ‘Back to Church Sunday’


mlive.com reports:

“Back To Church Sunday,” part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held at Valley Church of Christ in Burton at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. Everyone is welcome to attend.
National “Back To Church Sunday” is an initiative that seeks to reach the “un-churched” and “de-churched” – people who once attended church, but don’t any more – and invite them to return for a special Sunday. It was launched three years ago in response to a survey of 15,000 adults in the United States. Results showed a personal invitation from a family member would prompt 67 percent of Americans to visit a church, and 63 percent said an invitation from a friend or neighbor would cause them to attend a service.
“We are very excited to serve God and invite the Burton community to join us for a time of praise and worship and a picnic on the church property after worship,” said Jeff Switzer, minister.

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  • Feedback
    Our congregation at Westside church of Christ in Bakersfield, California is also inviting people to Back to Church Sunday.
    We are inviting them to come at 8 Am to 8;45 for coffee, donuts, etc. and we plan to have members meet and greet visitors. Our services start at 9:00 AM, and classes at 10:30.
    We are extremely excited about this, and have been sending out invitations, and hand delivering to friends and family.
    We have been praying for those that no longer attend, and those that are church “shopping”.
    Prayers go out to all congregations that are participating.
    God Bless.
    Norma Schmidt
    September, 15 2011

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