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A television welcome

At Christ Lutheran Church, Aptos, Calif., members know that first impressions count. With that in mind, the church installed a TV monitor above the welcome table outside its doors. There, even when the parking lot is empty, the TV streams photographs of the church in action — raising vegetables for Second Harvest Food Bank, collecting paperbacks for prison inmates or participating in the CROP Hunger Walk.

But the TV isn’t just for passers-by. “At Sunday fellowship time, a crowd usually mills around it and the kids bring their paper plates up to the monitor so they can spot themselves,” said Edita McQuary (office@ApotosChurch.org), parish secretary.


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