When we started Echo, and knew that we would be a church that meets at night, we debated the start time. We picked 6:30, thinking that it would give people the opportunity to eat dinner either before or after the service. What we've discovered is that our younger crowd prefers to eat afterward. And if you go out to a restaurant in a group after our church on Sunday, there's a good chance that you're not getting home until 10pm. This is killer for those who have to wake up early Monday morning and get into the office. And it's tough to miss out on after-church-eats because it's become an almost perfect fellowship time.
So our leadership decided on a time change. Starting tomorrow night (February 14th) Echo Church's Sunday gathering will begin at 6:00pm. We've been prepping the church for this move for over a month now, but I wanted to put something up on my personal blog in case some of our well-wishing friends ever wander by.
It's funny because our family will have to readjust our Sunday rhythm; we have been doing it this way for about four-and-a-half years. But I think that, in the long run, it'll be a great thing for our church.
Hope to see you there.