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I would like to belong to a church....


Sunday, January 20, 2013

I have numerous failed attempts to become a church goer. Over the years I went to different churches, Catholic, Non-denominational etc. The best church I ever went to was just 10 of us meeting every Sunday in the pastors house and it was more like a bible study than regular church. Because we were so small, we merged with a bigger church in the area, that is far more pentecostal than my personality likes. Once the pastor was rolling around the church floor and the worship team started jogging around the church swinging flags I thought maybe this isn't for me, and then a visitor came to lay hands on people while he screamed as if he was being cut into small bits.... and in return they all collapsed on by one and were crying and laughing or sleeping like babies. Hmmm. Not for me. I like to look at different websites and get messages over the radio, but I do feel a little lost. I am not certain that there is a place where people are more.... well, like me. Wanting to dig around in the word, without pointing fingers at "the world", just to study and learn to be more like Jesus. A bit more moderate than the Pentecostal, which is just fine, I have nothing against that, I just don't feel I want to be a part of that specific behavior. So on I go. Maybe I will get the courage up to go and see what else ist out there. The yellow pages just came in the mail yesterday, and there are hundreds of churches in my area. Worth a try, right?
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SCHNOOTIE 1/20/2013 3:42PM

    Oh, that seems like a long journey as well :) Glad you have landed where you need to go. So this will be one of my 2013 Challenges then, see where I fit and find a church home.

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UUCEEJAY 1/20/2013 3:12PM

    I also have tried a lot of churches and finally found one that suits me. I've been Lutheran, Brethren, Methodist, Presbyterian and now finally a Unitarian Universalist.
Good luck in finding a congregation that is supportive for you. I think everyone needs to find a spiritual community.

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