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 there are very few women my age who are bigger fans of organized sports than I. This includes sports for people of all ages. I am also very positively impressed with the programs MATTREC 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 on Sunday morning.

For many years, church services have been held at 10:00 am on Sunday morning. These services include worship as well as church school.

Could you please consider changing the time of your Sunday morning Flag Football so our kids won’t have to make a choice? If you could schedule your games a half hour earlier, our kids could make it back to Mattapoisett at 10:00 o’clock. We won’t mind at all if they are a bit dirty. We will look at it as good clean dirt.

Thank you,

Claire Keene, Mattapoisett


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