You will want to use this template letter. Customize for your setting.
Greetings Sports and Activities Fans!
Your family is likely back in sports, music and other great activities. As parents you are busy coaching and supporting. I want you to know that our church cheers you on. At the same time we know conflicting schedules become overwhelming. You may be losing opportunities to regularly participate in your own spiritual community here at First Church.
First, as you participate in these great activities, I want you to know that you are where the front lines of ministry happens! You are with people. At church you have learned to love because Christ first loved us. (I John 4:19) Ministry is about caring, welcoming and affirming people every day, everywhere and in every relationship.You represent Christ and our congregation by reflecting God’s grace, love, hope and peace. Our church needs you there.
Secondly, even with the extra crowded calendar we welcome every effort to continue a rhythm of worship and participation connecting your faith and life. Pause, come out of the traffic, be with us as we gather. If needed come late, leave early, wear your sports uniform, bring those you are giving rides to, what ever it takes to remain connected to your faith community. We understand the scheduling conflicts, don’t be embarrassed, just come as you are.
Remember all our options.
- Worship services are at…
- (List your churches services)
Youth ministry times and retreats are at…
- (List your churches youth ministry offerings)
Finally, I included a family candle time discussion. Find an evening to light a candle, dim the lights, create the cozy campfire atmosphere. Join together for some family discussion being aware of God in your midst and your important ministry caring, welcoming and affirming people in our community.
“Busy” also equals “Empty” Come out of the traffic!
Can’t wait to see you at church!
(Pastor, Youth Minister)