'Mass Mobs' Aim To Keep Pews Full At Old Detroit Churches
You may have seen a flash mob on YouTube, or even experienced the phenomenon in real life: A group of people converge on a public space, seemingly out of the blue, for a recreation of, say Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Or Verdi’s Requiem – it could be anything. Now in Detroit, a group of Catholics has created a variation on that. The Mass Mob is a crowd sourced effort to revive urban churches … which have a lot of empty pews these days.
In Detroit, a group of Catholics borrowed the idea of flash mobs for "Mass mobs" to help revitalize urban churches. Every month, a group called Detroit Mass Mobs picks a church, spreads the word on Facebook - and just like that, it fills up and buzz with the energy it once had.