What does a church do when the number of attendees on an average Sunday exceeds their seating capacity? Build a larger facility? Turn people away? The most logical answer for the Solon Center Wesleyan Church is to add an additional worship service. And the addition couldn’t come at a better time.
Like most churches, SCWC experiences a summer slump in attendance, but the leadership at SCWC also knows that with the coming of fall many families return to church attendance after a very busy summer.
“Last spring our attendance average was pushing our maximum seating capacity,” says office administrator Kathy Mabie who keeps the attendance records. “Our children’s ministries were bursting at the seams. We need to do something and soon.”
“I think the reason that we’ve seen the growth in the church is first and foremost the presence of God through the power of the Holy Spirit,” says Pastor Tom Holloway. “We are a church that reaches people where they are. People know that they can come as they are, and be welcomed no matter who they are, how they dress, or what they have experienced. We are a church that seeks to answer the questions that people are asking. We strive to be culturally relevant, and Biblically sound.”
The first Sunday the church will offer two worship services is planned for Sunday, September 8th, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. The change coincides with Back to Church Sunday® the following week on September 15th. Back to church Sunday is a national movement inviting everyone in America back to church.
The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road in Cedar Springs. If you are considering returning to church attendance or are looking for a church home, SCWC welcomes you. For more information about the church, please see the website at www.soloncenterwesleyanchurch.org.