This is just an opinion thread, and does not require the interjection of Calvin. When I was growing up in the 50s and 60s, and was attending a PCA church right next to a large Baptist Church, the patterns were pretty much the same. There would be throughout the year a certain number of regular faithful members attend every Sunday. Then, the Sunday before Christmas, or on Easter, the population would increase by some 30%, to fall back the next Sunday. Over the last several years, I have noticed just the opposite. The Sunday before Christmas and at Easter, there is a marked decrease in the number of members attending. This really puzzles me. Not that I think those coming at Christmas and Easter only was the right thing to do, but I am at a loss to explain the decrease. Any ideas???