Occasionally I’ll ask a short question here to stimulate discussion with readers.
Do you attend church regularly? Why or why not? Feel free to answer this question or pass it by.
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I do now. I was brought up Catholic and to be honest, the catechism at that time (1960s) seemed to be focused on one thing - creating guilt. I left Christianity for over 30 years before coming back, and only now (almost 40 years later) am I truly appreciating and celebrating my faith.
Do I need to be authenticated each time I want to comment??? I do not attend church but am beginning to think it might be a good idea as it is a good place to find people that have similar values and it can become community. My values are strong and I was raised in a mixed family and community. I accept and respect all and many beliefs.
I met Jesus in a Pentecostal church in my 20's. I've changed churches several times but continue to focus on churches that teach from the Bible and welcome the presence of the Holy Spirit. I became lazy during Covid as I became comfortable watching church on my TV. However, my word for this year is "intentional" so I am being intentional in attending church as that is where I experience God's presence the most. There's just something about being in the sanctuary with other passionate people that is life- giving.
Pretty much regularly for the last 20 years. The church we attend in Parker is nondenominational, it has been our church home since we found it. Also helps that my husband enjoys going, when I get lazy and think I'd rather watch the service on line- he keeps me going!
While on vacation we attended a church service in Dripping Springs, Texas last Sunday. Those folks were the most welcoming people I've ever met.
I do not. As a young adult, the church I attended had Elders and Deacons, that by today's standards, were bullies. Going to church wasn't a good place to be. So many in my age group left.
Today I still consider myself to be religious and a very good person.