As a follow-up to “Union: The Musical” and The Forum on Faith and Culture, we encourage you to visit a church different from the one you normally attend—different racially, culturally, denominationally and/or geographically.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famously said that “Eleven o’clock on Sunday morning is on of the most segregated hours in Christian America.” CLICK HERE to read a transcript of the entire interview of Dr. King on Meet the Press, April 17, 1960.
As a purposeful step in 2019, we are encouraging people to visit another church on the fifth Sunday of months that have five Sundays. Below is a list of the churches who partnered on “Union” and The Forum to consider. All churches are in Winston-Salem unless otherwise indicated. If you’d like your church to be included on this list, simply email us at email@example.com
Here are some things to keep in mind:
Arrive early to give yourself enough time to navigate a new place and meet the church family as you enter.
In an act of genuine hospitality, you may be recognized as a visitor and asked to stand and be greeted.
Consider bringing an offering (not your tithe, which would remain at your home church). Be aware that some churches invite the congregation to bring their tithes and offerings to the altar.
If you have young children, inquire ahead of time about whether childcare is available.
Consider attending a friend’s home church. People often visit a new church “on the arm of someone else,” i.e., as a result of an existing relationship. Ask a friend of a different race about their church and consider attending there.