You and Your Church

Belly35 Elderly Intellectual
10,015 posts 56 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Aug 26, 2018 6:58 AM

How many of the OC family members attend Church?

I attend Church every Sunday both services. The wife does the sound system or the lights or choir member. I do the usher first service and worship the second service.

Any other Church community activities do you participate in? 

I do the usher thing, Monday Bible study, CLC commitment  and two Community Group ( Once a month on Thursday and the other every Sunday) 

How is your Church doing ?

 I'm seeing a lot of younger families more, an increase in the youth, we are doing a lot more missionary stuff, Church starts ups and the finances of the Church is strong ( now that it is paid off ).  I feel good about what my Church is doing.


Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 189 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Aug 26, 2018 2:06 PM

1. Nope

2. None

3. N/A

33,369 posts 118 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Aug 26, 2018 5:06 PM
posted by Heretic

1. Nope

2. None

3. N/A

Same. But might start to when kids get to the proper age.

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 197 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Aug 26, 2018 5:26 PM

Raised in a church my entire life.  2x on Sundays and 1x on Wednesdays, plus every single church function that was put on.

My wife takes the kids to church now on Sunday evenings.  I stay home.  They are actually walking out the door as we speak.

I don't know if I'm agnostic, but I don't think I'm an atheist.  What I DO know, is that I hate religion.

OSH Kosh B'Gosh
4,424 posts 18 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Aug 26, 2018 7:09 PM

I don't go anymore. Sometimes we take the kids to be active, or when we are with my mom for a weekend.

Don't believe "church" is done properly. I'd prefer there be some changes and I may think about going again.

A few years ago we were part of a "house church" and that was one of the most beneficial communities I have been a member.

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 197 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Aug 26, 2018 8:07 PM

This one always gets me:

 

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Aug 26, 2018 10:32 PM

We go most every Sunday and have but for only the last 18 months. My grandma always took me from age 4-16 and then did the same with my son from age 4-10 (until she was unable)...once she passed and my son wanted to go each Sunday my wife and I felt it was the thing to do. We enjoy it.

CenterBHSFan 333 - I'm only half evil
7,259 posts 46 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Aug 27, 2018 6:29 AM

The church I grew up going to was flooded too many times and it was pretty much given to another organization. Nowadays I only go now for weddings or some special event. I still have my faith but I don't like all the man-made rules involved in attending services and in organized religion in general so I just avoid it for the most part.

Zunardo Senior Member
815 posts 13 reps Joined Nov 2010
Mon, Aug 27, 2018 8:05 AM

I've attended the same Methodist congregation adjacent to my neighborhood for the last 47 years, I attend every Sunday unless I'm out of town.

Our attendance has inexorably dwindled over the last 15 years. We're down to a part-time pastor.  No secretary, no custodian.  Our Sunday school has about 6 kids total.  Somehow the place keeps chugging along,

 

vball10set paying it forward
26,788 posts 121 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Aug 27, 2018 8:21 AM

I'm a member of the C&E club, but my wife goes to mass every week. I am Catholic and believe in God, but I choose to practice my faith by the way I live. I find myself very cynical with every little thing when I do attend mass, so why go? I think women should be allowed to be priests and that priests should be allowed to marry, but there I go, being cynical again.

24,621 posts 244 reps Joined May 2010
Mon, Aug 27, 2018 1:43 PM

Don't go to church, and haven't been a believer since I was about 12 yrs old. Would love to believe in god as I think I would find peace and be more content in life if I did, but I just don't.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 196 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Sep 2, 2018 3:44 PM

Grew up going to a small town Methodist church on most Sunday's. Haven't gone regularly for almost 20 years now. I don't consider myself a Christian as I don't believe the Jesus as our savior story any longer. I don't consider myself an atheist as I believe there could be some higher being, but religion just isn't something I have any use for. 

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Sep 19, 2018 10:03 PM

I attend a church here in Akron.  We get involved in a lot of local events and with local entities.  It's doing well.  Probably the healthiest church I've ever attended.

HOF on coattails Junior Member
222 posts 4 reps Joined Apr 2014
Sun, Sep 23, 2018 6:28 AM

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Sep 24, 2018 10:53 AM
posted by HOF on coattails

Must. Resist. Arguing.

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 197 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Sep 24, 2018 12:52 PM
posted by O-Trap

Must. Resist. Arguing.

Do it.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Sep 24, 2018 12:56 PM
posted by ernest_t_bass

Do it.

Zunardo Senior Member
815 posts 13 reps Joined Nov 2010
Mon, Sep 24, 2018 2:14 PM


".... this shall be a sign unto you - a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son .... "

" .... with men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible .... "

The door's open and there's still time, brothers and sisters.    :)

 

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 189 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Sep 24, 2018 2:40 PM
posted by Zunardo


".... this shall be a sign unto you - a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son .... "

" .... with men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible .... "

The door's open and there's still time, brothers and sisters.    :)

 

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

Indeed.

FatHobbit Senior Member
9,058 posts 68 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Sep 25, 2018 1:25 PM
posted by justincredible

I don't consider myself an atheist as I believe there could be some higher being

I believe there could be a higher power. I struggle a little with the idea that life sprang from nothing. But it's not any harder to believe than god has always been there. Or that anyone who is alive really has a clue about what happens when you die. I mean if there is a higher power, how do I know the muslims aren't right? Or the Jews? Or [insert any random religion here]?

I have no idea what happens when you die and I  don't think anyone else does either, no matter how strongly they believe they are right. 

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 197 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Sep 25, 2018 10:13 PM

Horton Hears a Who puts a lot of perspective on it.

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