Monday, 25 March 2013


by Colin Bloom

Last week some friends and I set about delivering many thousands of postcards to the homes in our town, inviting people to a special church service called 'Church for people that don't do Church'. This one-off event happened yesterday at 3pm, and it was the first time we have ever done anything like it.

Yesterday was Palm Sunday, the start of Easter week; the most important week for followers of Jesus (or Christians as we like to be called).

What do I mean by Church for people that don't do Church? As I've written before, I think despite its failings, the Church is still God's best invention and everyone should be welcome. Whether you are rich or poor, black or white, gay or straight, male or female, young or old, you should be welcome in Church because that is the place where you are most likely to meet with and have a relationship with Jesus.

Hang on - scrub that. There is a group that don't need welcoming to Church.

Perfect people are not allowed; people who have never done anything wrong don't need to be found in church. For everyone else, I'll see you on Sunday...

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