Remember that? It was part of the theme song for the show Cheers, which was a bar set in Boston. The idea was it was a place where everybody knows your name, thereby making you accepted or a part of something. That is really what most people crave, just to be accepted, to be a part of something. We will go back to those places or people that make us feel that way.
Some of us might be surprised to find out that according to a recent survey people say most churches are not a place that is accepting, a place that makes you feel welcomed. It is time we take a long hard look at how we deal with people that come in our churches. It is time to become a place where everybody knows your name. Click on the title if you would like to see the article.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
That is always a hard decision. We use to live next door to the church and I always told folks, I will be here and you are the one who has to decide if you can make it or not. Now living an hour away makes it a hard decision. This weekend was not to hard, 2 feet of snow tends to make it easier. Last week was tough and after deciding to close I spent the next day thinking that was a mistake. I hope this is the last time this winter we have to worry about this. I say all that to say, all services are postponed at Edgemere Bible Church on Sunday February 7.