Butler County Times Gazette
  • ‘Back to Church Sunday’ Sept. 16

  • Augusta's GracePoint Church will have special Sunday.
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  • “Back to Church Sunday,” part of a national movement of churches across America will be held at GracePointe Church in Augusta, 3626 N. Ohio, the corner of Ohio and 21st St., on Sunday, Sept. 16th.
    Traditional hymn service with relevant message will be held at 8:30 a.m., and at 10:45 a.m. will be celebration service with a live band and same relevant message. Everyone is welcome to attend.
    National “Back to Church Sunday” is an initiative that is “Inviting America Back to Church.” It seeks to reach the “un-churched” and “de-churched,” people who once attended church, but don’t any more, and invite them to return for a special Sunday. Back to Church Sunday was launched four years ago in response to a survey of 15,000 adults in the United States. Results showed a personal invitation from a family member would prompt 67 percent of Americans to visit a church, and 63 percent said an invitation from a friend or neighbor would cause them to attend a service.
    “We invite friends from the past as well as those who are curious about the changes we are making here as we welcome everyone to come and experience acceptance and belonging here at GracePointe Church where your past doesn’t have to define your future,” said Senior Pastor Gene Kaufman.
    Since its inception, National Back to Church Sunday participants have invited more than five million family members, friends, and neighbors to their churches.
    About 14,000 churches are expected to participate this year, inviting more than two million visitors.
    “Back to Church Sunday” has an interactive Facebook page www.facebook.com/backtochurch and a roster of participating churches on the Back to Church website at BacktoChurch.com/find_a_church.
    For more information on GracePointe Church in Augusta, go to www.agaugusta.com or call 316-775-2470.

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