Can You Go to a Christmas Celebration Even if You Usually Skip the Sunday Service?
Many, many people only go to church for the Christmas celebration or the Easter celebration. It is unlikely that any church will actually bar you from coming if you don't go to their regular Sunday service as well. However, you can definitely expect to be invited to come back for regular services. In some congregations, the people will be very insistent about their inviting.
Because of this, some people will take steps to avoid being put on the spot when they only want to come for the Christmas celebration. One of the best ways to do this is to go to a huge church. Then, there will be too many people for you to really be noticed. Still, there will usually be some people-person who'll recognize that you're not a familiar face. When this happens, you'll get the invitation. However, there will be so many other new faces that it'll be almost impossible to really fixate on you. The same is true for the Easter celebration.
If you really are looking for a church to attend for regular Sunday services, you should go about things much differently. Then, it's important to remember that the Christmas and Easter services are much different from the norm. First, both of these are big Christian celebration days, so the church will usually change its service a bit to commemorate that fact. This means that you won't be getting an accurate impression of what the regular services are like.
The other thing to remember is that both big celebrations do draw in loads of extra people. This will make every church seem a lot busier than it normally is.
For these reasons, the best way to check out a church to see if you want to keep attending it is to visit during a normal Sunday service. Then, you'll see what the place of worship is like when it's not overloaded with extra people and its regular members aren't frazzled from the excitement of the season.
Once you see a church in action at a Sunday service, you'll be able to tell how friendly the people really are, what the normal service entails, and whether or not you really want to come back. If you decide that you've found a good spiritual home, you can relax knowing that it will stay normal except for Christmas and Easter. On those days, you can choose to blend into the crowd or be one of the ones who ask all of those extra people to become weekly members.