Back to Church Sunday promoted
Tamaqua Mayor Chris Morrison, far right, presents a copy of the proclamation for the annual National Back to Church Sunday to George Taylor, a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, as members of the Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network gathered Tuesday at Depot Square Park in Tamaqua to further the initiative. Also pictured are The Rev. Susan Daniels, First United Methodist Church, left; Jane G. Habel of St. John XXIII Parish, second from right; and Georgeann Knowles of St. John XXIII Parish. TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS
Residents in the Tamaqua area have been given a free invitation to attend the house of God.
Several members of the Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network gathered Tuesday at Depot Square Park in Tamaqua to show their support for the annual National Back to Church Sunday.
Borough Mayor Chris Morrison read a proclamation for the annual event, which takes place this Sunday. Back to Church Sunday is being promoted in the borough by TAFFN congregations.
The proclamation states that the TAFFN invites families in the Tamaqua area to discover and rediscover church and the benefits of a healthy spiritual lifestyle; that the purpose of the event is to share the simple message and mission of inviting everyone in America back to church; and that the campaign empowers churches and church members with the tools to welcome their neighbors, friends, and loved ones back to church, while providing an easy way to find a welcoming church in their community.
After the proclamation reading, Morrison said TAFFN continues to work together to spread faith in the community.
"Any opportunity I have to recognize a special day in our community, I'm always glad to participate," Morrison said.
The Rev. Susan Daniels of First United Methodist Church said the initiative provides an opportunity for people who are possibly thinking about going to church.
"All of our church doors are open," Daniels said.
Daniels added that at 3 p.m. Sunday, a short hymn sing will be held at the gazebo by the train station.
She said the hymn sing will consist of four to five songs "for people who can't get to church in the morning."