I received an advertisement in the mail for The City Church today, and one side of the advertisement simply read "EVERYBODY GOES TO CHURCH ON EASTER." Wow, if that's not going to convince CURRENT RESIDENT that Jesus Christ died for his or her sins, I don't know what would.
I found this advertisement mildly offensive, because all it really had to say about Easter is that it is an event of mandatory attendance for everyone, especially the person receiving the postcard. Whether or not it has any spiritual significance is irrelevant; you had better be there, you piece of trash. I kind of got the feeling that it was to convince some Hindu family who just moved to the Seattle area and wasn't totally familiar with our customs that they would be out of the loop or ridiculed the Monday following Easter if they didn't show up. "Honey, did you see this? This card says that everybody goes to church on Easter." That's obviously reading between the lines a bit, but I found the advertisement to be quite unpleasant.
See, this is why some people hate Christians. Well, one reason.
They've got a pretty nice-looking home page, though. It makes church look like daytime talk TV; like the choir director is going to say at some point, "and now we'll go to Al for God's Holy Seven-day Forecast." Maybe there aren't any hymns; maybe they've been replaced with music videos. Maybe they have coffee for Communion.