Will You Go to Church This Christmas Sunday?
This year Christmas will fall on a Sunday. As a result, many churches in the United States are adjusting their usual schedule of worship and others are even opting to not hold services at all.
The debate is not a new one, back in 2005 Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, opted not to hold a service on Christmas Day and instead handed out a DVD for families to watch together at home.
But this year, like 2011, will be different, says Willow Creek Community Church Executive Pastor Heather Larson.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Larson explained that this year not only will there be several Christmas Eve services but also one Christmas Day service.
“We have nine services leading up to Christmas, and will also hold a service on Christmas Day at 10 a.m. The last time that Christmas Day fell on a Sunday [in 2011], Senior Pastor Bill Hybels and his family led a wonderful service,” explained Larson.