Friday, October 10, 2008

Don't Go To Church!!!

This Sunday, I am encouraging everyone in our church to not go...In fact, I have convinced Pastor Hank that we should shut down the church all together on October 12. Closed. The membership, attenders and guests are not welcome to come through our doors. We are telling everyone involved with our Sunday mornings "Don't go to church!"

Really. We are.

No worship on Sunday morning. No sermon. No communion. No tithe.

Closed.

Instead, we are telling everyone to "Be the Church".

Stay with me for a moment as I explain why...See, there was a time when Jesus was asked what the two most important commandments were. As if God rank orders things...but Jesus patiently listened and answered by saying (my paraphrase) LOVE God and LOVE people...

So, we decided it would be probably a good idea to do what Christ says...I mean, we do call ourselves his followers and all...and well, love people...not just people in our little enclave, but the people in our community.
Claire is taking a group to the battered women's shelter, we have a group working with kids that are have been caught up in the court system at a very early age, we have a group preparing and distributing winter care packages to the homeless and yet another group doing some clean-up for some homes where the owner is in the hospital.
I encourage each one of you to think about that this weekend...Christian or not, I am pretty sure we can all agree that finding a way to Love on some people is a goal worth working towards!

8 comments:

MaBunny said...

Oh WOW Bogart what a fantastic idea!!!!! Sad to say but we are still looking for a Church home currently... sorry I don't live closer to you to try our your Church...we had one and felt well loved and everything , then due to 2-3 members ( wasnt' a big congregation to begin with) Church politics got tangled and they just ruined it...we are searching though

for a different kind of girl said...

Great idea! I hope the work your church body does out in their various projects in the community has a far, far reaching impact, brings them in and builds them up.

Kimmy said...

Good idea Bogart. I think it is so important especially as the holidays are getting closer.

Kimmy

Schell Family said...

What a great idea!

juice said...

A little east coast Gathering cheer? I guess it's not fair to say Gathering, 'cause Jesus invented it. Love it! Love, love, love!

April said...

Oooh Bogart! This is a great idea. I have been looking for things to help get my kids more involved in the community, this might be the perfect way to start. Hope you and Claire have a great weekend!

Sue said...

Excellent, excellent post!

Becky said...

I can't even be the church to my kids right now because my own attitude stinks! :) LOL

This might be just what every church needs to put out there...bring a revival!

Bogart for President!

:)
The Maid