Churches cancelling service on Christmas Day

Discussion in 'Religious Discussions' started by dbcooper, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

    Ok, I don't get it. I just read about a church that is cancelling service on Sunday Christmas Day

    Why not cancel on Easter Sunday also?

    The only reason the church even exist is because of Jesus Christ and the day we celebrate his coming to earth, they close the doors!
    "sorry Jesus, we just don't have time for you, we want to stay home and open presents"
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  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    WHAT! That is way up there on the stupid meter!! Looks like they are forgetting or did forget the reason for the season.
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  3. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member


    "yet I have this against thee, thou hast lost your first love"
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  4. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    We cancel the evening service but never the morning worship service, and what better day is there to celebrate His life!
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  5. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    Ours has 3 services, every Sunday. We do an evening service on Christmas eve
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  6. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    That makes no sense???
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  7. Swifty Morgan

    Swifty Morgan Oumina Sigma Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2012
    Our church has been very busy all week passing out fruit baskets and putting on a live nativity scene. The preacher's family lives 300 miles away and several of the congregation are out of town visiting family. We have a small church and there wouldn't be many people there. There are big mega church's close by that most of us will attend. For all our church does for God, I'm sure he would want us to be with our family on his birthday. You guys are sounding like a bunch of liberals condeming Christian's for wanting to be with their loved ones on Christmas. We'll be there next Sunday and every Sunday there after. Will you??
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  8. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

  9. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
  10. One Shot

    One Shot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2010
    Our church has cancelled the Sunday service too. We will be having 4 complete services on Christmas Eve and for the last 34 years most of the congregation go in groups to at least 16 area nursing homes and provide a service there on Christmas Day.
  11. grcsat

    grcsat Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2010
    There is always enough time for both church AND family.
    I'm Roman Catholic , and one year my wife and I were out of town , so we went to the nearest chuch. It was a mennonite church. So who cares. I know God doesn't.
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  12. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    I know some churches in Ohio cancelled services last weekend because of the was too dangerous to try to venture out. But they will have services this weekend, weather permitting.
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  13. Nor Cal Mikie

    Nor Cal Mikie Well-Known Member

    Jul 1, 2011
    Northern California
    Well said.;)
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  14. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    Bethany Church is very small by most standards - we run around 25 on a Sunday. Every single person there is a strong Christian with personal support to those in need. We considered several alternatives, then the congregation voted to have everyone worship Jesus Christ in their own homes on Christmas; the church will be closed.
    This makes perfect sense; most of the members will be out of this area at family get-togethers on Christmas eve and day, and Judy and I will also be out of town to meet with family.
    I am fully confident that Jesus Christ will not be slighted by a single person in our church neither tonight nor tomorrow; we all KNOW he is the reason for the season.

    I enjoy church services very much.
    It is good to get together with other Christians to worship the Lord.
    But -
    I do not understand people who need to be in a special building in order to worship Him.
    Christ was born, after all, in a stable not in a synagogue, and his first worshipers met and worshipped him there.
  15. PeteKin

    PeteKin Active Member

    May 6, 2014
    Many churches canceling services due to isis target list of U.S. churches over the holidays. Google "isis targets churches" for info.
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