You only have to go once.
I’d love it if you went more than once, but for purposes of this blog post, you only have to go once.
I spend a lot of time thinking about church and how it could serve people better.
But I am only one person. And I’m already affiliated with a church so it’s hard for me to look at it too objectively. And that’s where you come in.
I want you to go to your local UU church. Even if you hate church. ESPECIALLY if you hate church. Just go. It’s 2 hours out of your life, you’ll live. You’ve done stupider things on a Sunday morning, I promise.
Here are the steps:
SIGN UP HERE TO SAY THAT YOU ARE GOING!
I want to see how many folks I can get to participate, and where you are participating from.
Then… go to church! Take a friend or 3 if you can. Go to the UUA website to find your local congregation if you don’t know where it is. Need help? Leave a comment and I’ll help you find a local congregation.
Take notes – either mental or physical notes. Keep track of stuff. Were you greeted? By who? Who led the service? Did it relate to you? Were you welcome at coffee hour? Did you feel like you knew what to expect?
Just do it. Please?
And REBLOG THIS!
And if you really and truly do this for me I will mail you an EXTRA SPECIAL GIFT!!! Ok, well, I’ll email the first 10 of you who do it an extra special gift. Really!!! Details on the survey form.
And, hey, if you’re a little nervous, or you want to know what to expect? Go ahead and leave a comment or email me. I may even be able to put you in touch with the minister at your local congregation. And even if I can’t, because I’m not superhuman after all, I may still be able to answer some questions or help out with some worries.
I know going back to church after a long time, or going to church for the first time ever, can be a really angst-producing experience. I’m passionate about growing our faith tradition in awesome ways, and I think that having new people show up is a great way to do it.
*Please note that this is not in any way affiliated with the UUA. I’m doing this on my own, for fun.