Pastor Barry Briggs
The Springs Church
135 N. Grant, Cedar Springs
It’s that time of year again when we “go back.” Kids go back to school. Students go back to college. People go back to work. It seems like everybody has something to go back to in September. Even the clocks are going to go back an hour in a few weeks. If you’ve been away this summer, chances are you’re back now. Welcome back!
In addition to going back to school and work, now is also a great time of year to go back to church. Whether summer trips have had you out of town and out of the routine of attending church for a couple of months, or you’ve been away from church for a couple years (or even a couple decades), you should seriously consider going back to church sometime over the next couple weeks. If you’re like most Americans, you have attended church before, but you haven’t been to church in a long time. What better time than now to give it another try, especially this Sunday on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
I want to encourage everyone reading this article to get back into the practice of attending church. If you’re interested in going back to church but don’t know where to go, browse the church directory on the left-hand side of this page. There are many great churches in Cedar Springs for you to visit. I realize that visiting a church for the first time can be intimidating, especially if you don’t know anyone at first. But I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how welcoming and friendly our area churches are. They are full of real people—just like you—who want to know their neighbors and grow in their faith.
I hope this fall you will find a church to visit and get connected to. On behalf of all the area pastors, I want to extend an invitation to you to visit our churches. You’re invited! We hope you will come. And as you do, let me be the first to say, “Welcome back!”