Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Great Wallace Church Search

Jason and I are looking for a church. Both of us grew up in church and since my father retired, neither of us really had a place to go. Lucky for us, the denominations we are familiar with are pretty similar. So, we're looking churches in both, and possibly outside our familiarity entirely. What we are looking for is a church that has:

An active church life i.e. groups, get togethers, non-Sunday things happening

People our age

A minister we like (duh)

A congregation who is nice (double duh)

So far, we went to a church right down the street from us. The minister was really nice, although he kind of scarily reminded me of my Dad, and the congregation was welcoming and nice. BUT everyone there was over 50 or under 5. There were maybe 2 other people there around our age. And, I didn't see a lot going on during the week. DOUBLE BUT, we're giving each church 3 chances. Maybe there are more people our age on other Sundays, and maybe I just didn't see the right bulletin board. So, we've got a few other places that look interesting, and we're starting as close to home as possible, just for a shorter drive. Wish us luck!


Charlotte said...

When you've found the right one, you'll know! Don't be afraid to try something outside the denominations you're familiar with. It might not be what you think--in a good way, of course!

Living on the Spit said...

Finding a church is like finding a takes time and patience. You will know when you are there!

Sarah said...

I'm glad to hear that you two are giving each church at least 3 tries before moving on. That's such an intelligent move to realize ahead of time that it takes more than once to see if it's the right church for you. I wish you all the best... more like pray for the best ;-)

And if you were wondering, my church that I talk so fondly of is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. So if you happen across a chapel in your area, it's worth checking out. But regardless of what church you choose, I just want you both to find the one that is right for you :-)

Kara said...

I agree with Sarah. (I don't know Sarah, but we belong to the same church... :) Give it a try!

Annemarie said...

Thanks for all the great advice guys, we really are open to anything, but were starting a little closer to familiar territory. Sarah and Kara, I really admire the active church life I know both of you have. That's totally what we're looking for.