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The Sunday back to church will be this weekend, September 19. The Rhineland Calvary Baptist Church joins more than 30,000 churches around the world in inviting people to attend church on Sunday. Calvary is extending an open invitation to those who have never attended church, or those who have attended but no longer do, to come to their worship service at 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Since its inception in 2009, churches participating in the National Back on Church Sunday have sent millions of invitations to people in their communities. The movement started when the 2009 survey found that 82% of people said they would attend church if someone they knew invited them – but only 2% of church members invited people. to accompany them in their church.
âIn the fall we go back to school, we go back to football – and we want to encourage people to go back to church, especially in light of all the hardships this year with COVID-19,â said Rod Ankrom, pastor at the Calvary Baptist Church. âThe special focus of this national event reminds us of how important it is to invite others to connect with Jesus Christ in the Northwoods. There are so many good churches in our area. We pray that people will attend this Sunday. This year’s theme is âHope is Here! Â»With the theme verse of Romans 15:13 (May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace if you trust him, so that you may overflow with hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.)
“We invite people to come to church and find a gathering of people who grow together spiritually, apply their faith to daily challenges, and who help and support each other – as well as actively support our community.”
For more information visit www.ExploreCalvary.com, log onto Facebook or call 715-362-4792.