- Northwoods ministers want more people to go to church this Sunday. That's true every Sunday, but they're putting a special emphasis on this week.
Calvary Baptist Church in Rhinelander is one of many churches taking part in National Back to Church Sunday.
A vast majority of Americans believe in God,but a much smaller minority attend church on a regular basis.
"Fall is not just a time to go back to school, or do back to school shopping, or back to football. It's time to go back to church, too," says Calvary Pastor Rod Ankrom. "Some people get pretty involved in the summertime doing a lot of different things. This is a time where we can make a special effort to invite people to do something we do 52 weeks out of the year."
Ankrom would love to see more people this Sunday morning.
More importantly, he wants them to find a church that fits them in the Northwoods.
"We have so many great churches in the community that are welcoming churches that can say, 'let's invite people to come in.' That's what we really want to see happen. We have so many great churches here," he says.
Calvary is one of 30,000 churches nationwide participating in Back to Church Sunday.
Its service is at 10:30 am.