In an effort not to hijack the thread about the superbowl, what is appropriate use of "church time?" I'm talking about Sunday and Wednesday services. Is it ok to cancel services to have a Christmas party? Is it ok to substitute a family movie night in place of evening services? What do you think? So far my church has canceled services for the following reasons: 1. Inclement weather 2. Pastor was suddenly sick once and we had no one to fill in 3. A death in the church family and/or funeral services held at the church 4. Door to door evangelism after meeting for prayer on a Wednesday night We did have a Christmas fellowship on a Sunday night, but it included singing and a devotional, so to me that counts as a non-traditional service. If your church has canceled services or substituted traditional worship with something else, what was the reason?