Magachurches closing on Christmas…

The New York Time today picked up on the number of megachurches closing on Christmas because it falls on a Sunday. A weird story  – why would a church close on Sunday? Any chruch? Also, the following is from the Times, can you spot the irony in telling people to have a “more intimate Christmas” when they normally have 20.000 people per service? That makes no sense. Sorry.

Megachurch leaders say that the decision is in keeping with their innovative and “family friendly” approach and that they are compensating in other ways. Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill., always a pacesetter among megachurches, is handing out a DVD it produced for the occasion that features a heartwarming contemporary Christmas tale.

“What we’re encouraging people to do is take that DVD and in the comfort of their living room, with friends and family, pop it into the player and hopefully hear a different and more personal and maybe more intimate Christmas message, that God is with us wherever we are,” said Cally Parkinson, communications director at Willow Creek, which draws 20,000 people on a typical Sunday.

When Christmas Falls on Sunday, Megachurches Take the Day Off – New York Times

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