Christianity began with a gathering of people, joining together to listen to the Word of God and to learn the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Now, it seems that many people consider themselves Christians - but not ones who congregate in the fellowship of Christ. They say they are “spiritual” and feel no need to share in a community of faith as their forefathers and foremothers no doubt did. I wonder where they go should they need a child baptized, to marry in a church building, or to have a funeral service in a church - well, “to a church, of course” they and you might well say!
I wonder though, as fewer and fewer people who say they are Christians attend and support their congregations of faith, will there be a church building and a fellowship for them to turn to? So many church buildings have already been turned into condos, homes, or are being used for other non-church purposes
Aylmer United Church is just one of many churches facing a bleak future as a congregation of faith, having old buildings and fewer and fewer people supporting the work of the church. There is a real possibility that churches as we know them may cease to exist in our lifetime!
What can you and I do about it? I want to hear your opinion. Please send me a message.