2018-04-01 / Insight

County Press invites more content by religious community


Jeff Hogan—Editor Jeff Hogan—Editor Today, Easter will likely be the highest attended day this year for churches across Lapeer County and America. Such has been the norm for a few decades.

Studies have shown the most attended days in church in the United States are Easter and Christmas — followed by Mother’s Day.

Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The holiday concludes the “Passion of Christ,” a series of events and holidays that begins with Lent — a 40-day period of fasting, prayer and sacrifice — and ends Holy Week.

There are approximately 100 churches in Lapeer County, from the smallest rural churches of a several dozen congregants to the largest of the mega-churches that attract hundreds of people each week to their houses of worship. Most will be standing room only today.

In today’s INSIGHT section, we thought it a perfect opportunity to introduce a couple of new pastors to our community, and at the same time extend an invitation to hear from more church and religious leaders so The County Press may tell their stories as well. It is our desire to regularly publish stories as well as shorter notices about ongoing local ministries or events open to the public.

Each year County Press staff report and photograph National Day of Prayer events as they unfold on the steps and lawn of the historic county courthouse in downtown Lapeer. The theme of the 2018 observance, to be held Thursday, May 3, will be “Pray for America – Unity,” based upon Ephesians 4:3, which challenges believers to mobilize unified public prayer for America.

But until then, The County Press would like to hear from local religious leaders. Tell us about new personalities within your churches and ministries, volunteers who make a difference in your organizations and communities, about upcoming events you wish to promote and share with our readers, and your observation of current events and their implications through the eyes and background of local religious leaders. The invitation includes an opportunity for guest columns written by pastors or clergy.

Editor Jeff Hogan may be reached at 810- 452-2640 or by email at: jhogan@mihomepaper.com.

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