Staying home from church

by thelfrich · 1 comment

2013 is almost over.

On the last weekend of the year, our church decided to do something different. We’ve cancelled all services, and we’re staying home.

It’s a great way to give our staff, leaders, and volunteers a break. We recognize that rest is important, and I love that they recognize and encourage it.

I talk about my church community quite a bit on my blog, as well as on social media. So, today, I’d love to share a little bit of The Orchard with you. Our staff put together a great online worship experience called Living Room Liturgy. It’s 22 minutes long, and a great way to take some time and reflect together as a family.

I’m reflecting on Scott’s questions of where God showed up in my life this year, and it is so beautiful. I hope you take the time to do the same.

Has your church ever asked you to stay home? I’d love to hear what you did instead.

 

  • http://www.jenniferkaufman.net/ Jennifer Kaufman

    Our church has done this each year since it’s inception – “Family Sunday”, the last Sunday of the year. Definitely important for churches that rely on volunteers there for hours every Sunday!

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