Why? Well first of all, Daylight Savings Time ends...so remember to “fall back” before you go to bed on November 3.
But November 4, 2018 will be especially significant for those of us here at Eastgate church of Christ. Probably since the congregation started having Sunday night services, they have been at 6:00 PM.
But on November 4, 2018, we’re going to try something different. Starting November 4, 2018 our Sunday evening service will start at 5:00 PM.
Naturally some people will have questions about this. First, why we are making this change? There are several reasons.
· We have a number of our members who struggle with driving after dark. The hope is that this time change will allow them to join us on Sunday evenings.
· We also have families with school age children who have bed times to observe on school nights and our hope is that meeting earlier on Sunday evenings will allow them to attend on Sunday evenings.
· This change will also allow more opportunities to fellowship following our Sunday evening services. Perhaps folks can come to church, then go out to dinner afterwards, for example.
Another question some may ask: “Is this change permanent?” The answer is that we will see. The elders will be keeping an eye on our attendance figures from the past few months and compare them with the next few months. We may meet at 6:00 during Daylight Savings Time and at 5:00 during Standard Time. It just depends.
So I ask you to give 5:00 a try...even if you haven’t been coming on Sunday nights. In a few weeks, if you would like to share your opinion, please speak to one of the elders or your Family Life Group leader.