So here I am on Good Friday sat in church all day from 7:30am until 9:00pm . the church has been turned around to allow people to come in and enjoy a still and peaceful atmosphere, with the additions of prayer stations which allow you to journey the way of the cross. I have advertised the event right throughout the parish and to all our people at church. I find myself sat on my own, i think i have missed something here!!! I thought that maybe people would like the chance to have 5 minutes of chill out space available, I know that not everyone wants to do church, but I thought that of we did it well and offered over the whole day a Starbucks style (open all hours) approach this might appeal to some people. But not even to have more than 2 people from our own church !!!! like i say i think i have missed the point here somewhere. I guess, I thought that i would like this sort of thing, so maybe others might. I know that the message of the church has been prodomanlty ‘come to us’ rather than ‘let us come to you’, and I know that there are roles for both of these styles of church. I think when ‘come to us’ is done well its as good as a let us come to you’ model of church. but then I guess its still only 12pm I’ ll check in later and let you know if anything has changed.
well just to let you know that it did pick up a bit later on, still not quite what i hoped for but never mind i still like the idea of church open all hours and i guess that if you looked at the amount of peopel that we had over course of the whole day then it was not too bad. something to think on i think.