Church Sanctuary Policy?
Date: March 9, 2014
This past August, when I began working at this United Methodist Church, the Pastor remarked how nice it was that I set the tone for the upcoming service by playing quiet and reverent music 10 minutes before the service. While I appreciated the comment, I have noticed that no one else and nothing else sets that tone. Many times, even though I am ready myself, the service either can begin late or people will not come into the church until the first hymn is announced and is half way through the first verse. Even though I have the choir come and sit in the church during my playing the quiet music, many of them walk out to the coffee area and socialize and run into the church maybe one minute before the service, almost tripping on their choir gown.
While we do have a sign on the sanctuary doors to turn off all cell phones while in church, there seems no reverence with respect to the fact that we are there to worship God. Kids running around with parents oblivious to their behavior, people talking, loud noise volume etc. Maybe its a part of our too modern society, but do your churches have a Sanctuary policy about such things or I am just too old fashioned?
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