By Tim Kowols
Area churches are finding out they are just seasonal as many of the local businesses. Attendance at some churches often drops in the late fall and early winter as the influx of tourists goes away. It has been an issue local clergy members have discussed together, but Friends Community Church pastor Nancy Bontempo says different churches have different experiences.
Bontempo says it is a balance between her championing the church and her congregation promoting themselves to the community to help increase attendance. Six Door County churches adjust their service schedules seasonally.