Sunday morning sports conflicts with church services

Aug 29, 2016

To the Editor:

I must preface this letter by saying I am not writing as a representative of any church or organized group. I am writing as a grandmother who is saddened by a recognition that over the years sports and other activities are carving into our Sunday morning church services.

I am willing to wager that there are very few women my age who are bigger fans of organized sports that I. This includes sports for people of all ages. I am very positively impressed with the programs Mattapoisett Recreation is providing for the children of our town. Participating is not my problem.

What I do find fault with is the scheduling of Flag Football at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning. For many years church services at local churches have been held at this time. These services include worship as well as church school classes. Could you please consider changing the time of your Sunday morning Flag so our kids will not have to make a choice? If you could schedule your games a half an hour earlier, our kids could make it back to Mattapoisett at 10 o’clock. We don’t mind at all if they are a bit dirty. We will look at it as good clean dirt.

Thank you,

Claire Keene,
Grandmother
Mattapoisett

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