Something I have been working on
I know from talking to people that I have invited, that it is also enjoyable for those who are not in the camp of Christ because of the sheer beauty of the music. We have a large choir with excellent solo vocalists, duets, ensembles and a full orchestra made up of volunteers from our own congregation. (I hope it doesn't sound like I'm bragging).
More importantly, our pastor will preach a message that is aimed at those who may come because of the season, but who have never been born-again, that they might hear the message of salvation and respond. Actually, my brother started coming to this church last January after coming to the Christmas Musicale ... and wanting to hear more. He became saved sometime since then.
I have the privilege of designing the mailer that goes out to invite those in our community to come. (I enhanced some clip art for the manger scene - not my own drawing.) We have a large mailing list (I don't really know where all the names come from - not my department.) They have to buy a ticket for $2 because that makes it seem more valuable ... they commit to coming if they pay some money, no matter how small. I just printed 4500 of these on our color copier last week. (I work there part time.) If any of you have people in this area that you wish to receive this, email me their address and I will send it to them - it is a tri-fold brochure, taped shut with the address and stamp on the back, no envelope.
I love my church!!! Sometime I will do a post on all the years I was a Christian and didn't go to church because a curmudgeon brother in Christ convinced me there was no church good enough, even though this wonderful congregation was right around the corner!