Back to Church Sunday: 9/15

“Back to Church Sunday,” part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held at Lithia Springs UMC in Lithia Springs, GA at 11AM Sept. 15. Everyone is welcome to attend.

National “Back to Church Sunday” is an initiative that is “Inviting America Back to Church.” It seeks to reach the “un-churched” and “de-churched”—people who once attended church, but don’t any more—and invite them to return for a special Sunday. Back to Church Sunday was launched four years ago in response to a survey of 15,000 adults in the United States. Results showed a personal invitation from a family member would prompt 67 percent of Americans to visit a church, and 63 percent said an invitation from a friend or neighbor would cause them to attend a service.

The American Religious Identification Survey showed that 83 percent of American adults identify themselves as Christians. In contrast, another survey by the Barna Group indicated only about 20 percent of Americans attends church on any given Sunday. Back to Church Sunday’s goal is to invite or re-invite America to rediscover church.

Won’t you join us or invite someone back to church? LSUMC is located at 3711 Temple Street in Lithia Springs, GA. We are across the rail tracks at the corner of Sweetwater and Bankhead Highway. See you soon!