Midweek Message

LABC Update – October 17, 2022

Jim Hopkins

October 16, 2022


Prayers for us all in the week ahead. Yesterday, as I drove through both Oakland and San Jose, I observed busy houses of worship, houses of worship that didn’t seem to have much going on and a whole lot of people busy in activities other than going to church. My observations brought this article to mind.




While I wish more people were going to church, I find it hard to be overly critical of those who are not. I  understand that a finger pointed in judgement is not going to bring anyone back to church. Maybe our role as church-goers is less to figure out how to get people back to church, but to learn how to keep faith with, and encourage faith in, those who do not attend.


Jim H.