Obama at church, what would you do…

What would you do as a church to get the presidential family to attend your church? Would you want them to? Why or why not?

Are you ready to get frisked before each worship gathering?

The Washington Post

Churches Vie to Attract The Newest First Family

Washington Post Staff Writers
Saturday, November 22, 2008;
Page B01

It’s part of the spirited competition among Washington churches to land the most sought-after Christians in town: the Obama family.

Methodist, Baptist, United Church of Christ, Presbyterian, Episcopal — all have been courting the Obamas to be regulars in their pews on Sunday mornings.

They are waging a “quiet but intense campaign . . . to put their best foot forward,” said Terry Lynch, executive director of the Downtown Cluster of Congregations.

Some churches started their campaign even before Obama won the election. Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ sent a letter to the Obama campaign several months ago inviting the family to worship with them.


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