Churches in Largs are trying out a new “no need to dress up” policy to encourage a more informal and welcoming atmosphere as part of a nationwide “Back to Church” drive.
Largs ministers are urging residents throughout their respective parishes to return to the church for worship. Gordon Fife, of St. Columbia’s Episcopal Church stated “It is a warm and welcoming community in an age where people feel quite cut off and alone.” Churches, after all, are not just looked upon as places of worship, but are important for fostering community feelings and building social cohesion and mutual support.
Several local churches, including the Church of Nazarene, St. John’s, Clark Memorial, St. Columbia’s Parish and St. Columbia’s Episcopal are participating in the “Back to Church” drive, hoping to pass on the message in a big way.
The campaign is to be held on September 27th, organized and coordinated by Action of Churches Together in Scotland. The theme of the campaign is ‘come as you are’- no formalities involved- with a very warm welcome for anyone and everyone who does so.