Saturday, March 26, 2016

Find a Church Near You to Celebrate Easter

Click on the picture of a church below to find a church near you and celebrate Easter, the Resurrection of our LORD. Leave any guilt and awkwardness you might feel about not attending church regularly  (or ever) behind you. This is not the place for it. This is the place for forgiveness, a place where you can always start over no matter what without judgment.

Please keep in mind that Easter Sunday isn't the best time to try and talk to a pastor (they are SO busy like you cannot even believe. My husband has 7 separate church services in 5 days during Holy Week, plus all the usual church business like Sunday school, funerals, baptisms, confirmation classes...)

However, if you sign in at the church's guest registry (it's usually kept in the back of the church or they'll have small ones in each pew) and leave a note letting the pastor know you'd like to visit with him, leaving your name, email or phone number so he can reach you, he will get in contact with you. Or if you'd rather, most churches make the pastor's office phone number easily accessible, many print it on the bulletin for example, so you can always copy the number down and call him when you're ready.

Also, please remember that there are so many new faces in churches on Christmas and Easter, so people are more likely to leave you alone. (If you are like me, that's a plus). But don't automatically think them cold and unwelcoming. Many of the people you see in churches on Holy Days are newcomers themselves and simply don't feel comfortable welcoming anyone to a place they so rarely go. It makes sense, so don't read too much into it if you don't receive the warm welcome you were hoping for. Attend service on a regular Sunday for that. And please remember this as well: IT'S NEVER TOO LATE to start going to church while you're still breathing, and it's never a bad time to start, either. (Matthew 20:1-16)
Click the Picture to Find a Church Near You
and Celebrate Easter Together

"Let not your hearts be troubled.
Believe in God; believe also in Me.
In my Father's house are many rooms.
If it were not so, would I have told you
that I go to prepare a place for you?"