Lay Leader Lines

June 2nd, 2015 by Kali Lewis


Q:    I hear the time for church is going to change soon, from 11:00 to 10:00 for the summer.  Why?  I’m not sure I can be ready for church by 10:00.  I’m getting older and it takes me a lot longer to get ready than it did when I was younger.

A:   Traditionally, we have started church earlier in the summer because many people want to be out enjoying the long summer days, and they can get an earlier start if church meets earlier.  In the winter, we begin later because daylight comes much later in the morning, and people don’t like to drive until it is fully light outside.  However, the time for church to begin can be reconsidered if enough people feel we should do this, Please remember, however, that we may have many different preferences regarding this, and are unlikely to make everybody happy with whatever we choose.  The possible suggestions I have heard include doing as we currently are, with summer church beginning at 10:00 and winter church starting at 11:00; either one of these times all year round; or 10:30 all year round.  If you have a preference, please let Pastor Don, Janet Helmbold, or our secretary Jen know.