Christmas is coming fast and furious to churches across America.
Some churches are already closing their doors, while others are looking to open their doors for the first time in years.
Here are the key takeaways from the best-selling book: •The number of churches closing is expected to climb from about 3,500 last year to about 6,500 this year.•Nearly 90 percent of the churches are located in the Northeast and Midwest, according to the Pew Research Center.
•The vast majority of churches are open during Christmas.
More than 70 percent of churches in the U.S. are open from Christmas Day to New Year’s Day.
•At least 50 percent of church-goers are Black, according the Pew report.
In some communities, such as Cleveland and Chicago, Black churches account for nearly half of the church population.
•More than 70 million people attend services at church services a year, according Pew.
That’s a jump of more than 3 million people in just the past two years.•More than half of all people in the United States are married or in a long-term relationship, according an Associated Press survey.
Some 67 percent of those surveyed said they have a spouse or significant other in the church.