by Rev. Peter Friedrichs
As we bring another “church year” to a close, I’m once again confronted by the question, “Why do we take the summers off?” Granted, we still hold worship services every Sunday (See complete summer schedule of Sunday worship service guest speakers). But most other church programs come to a screeching halt in the middle of June.
I’ve searched high and low to learn the historical roots of this pattern, which to my knowledge is unique in all organized faiths.