How to choose a church

It’s been quite a while since I last needed to make a decision about where to worship this Sunday. It turns out to be an eye-opener.

So, first stop, the website. Is there one? If not, sorry, but I don’t even know you exist. No offence.

Having reached your front page, which might just as well be your front door, does it tell me who you are? When you’re open? When you worship together? How to find you and where to park when I do? What if I need easy access – does your website welcome, warn or reassure me? Can I contact you with questions or concerns about my visit?

Does your website smile at its visitors? Does it pray for them?

I’ve made my choice. See you tomorrow?

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing (Upper Room Books, 2020). She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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