Churches in Door County are likely to see new faces come through their doors this Christmas season. According to LifeWay Research, approximately 57 percent of people who do not attend church on a regular basis would likely attend a Christmas service if they were invited. Pastor Jim Honig at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay hopes people walk away from his service knowing God wants them to have a full life.
Friends Community Church Pastor Nancy Bontempo believes if people remember the reason we celebrate Christmas, many of the world’s problems could be helped.
Christmas offers a chance for churches to reach out to those that do not identify with a religion with 30 percent of people saying they will still attend a holiday service. This is the first in a two-part series with area churches on what they hope people take away from their Christmas services.
TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS: SHEPHERD OF THE BAY LUTHERAN CHURCH
TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS: FRIENDS COMMUNITY CHURCH