I am thinking about attending a Church Service

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if there is a power outage this weekend tis me
Legit Q, figuring on going to St. Andrews Anglican Church
Anyone here go there? you can pm me, thanks
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normaM wrote: Dec 1st, 2023, 2:30 pm if there is a power outage this weekend tis me
Legit Q, figuring on going to St. Andrews Anglican Church
Anyone here go there? you can pm me, thanks
That's the one on Sutherland? Went there once. Not my vibe in terms of the service and the leadership but people seemed nice. They have nice gardens too. The building itself is beautiful.
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thanks, still have not been ( afraid of being struck down by a thunderbolt, but a good way to connect to the Community
we used to go to a black Baptist church back home - wonderful people, great singing and the food afterwards was amazing. Everyone in their Sunday best, lots of guest singers from the US
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At first it was clearly pointed out to the black settlers that they were not wanted in Canada. Still, even though it meant encountering prejudice and hardships, they came this far by faith.
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normaM wrote: Feb 22nd, 2024, 1:19 pm thanks, still have not been ( afraid of being struck down by a thunderbolt, but a good way to connect to the Community
we used to go to a black Baptist church back home - wonderful people, great singing and the food afterwards was amazing. Everyone in their Sunday best, lots of guest singers from the US
SHILOH'S HISTORY

In the early 1900’s, the Canadian government advertised for settlers to purchase 160 acres for $10.00 or a quarter section of land and homestead in Alberta. Invited black settlers came by train from Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Mississippi and other southern states between 1908 and 1914. For many of these settlers, coming to Alberta, Canada meant freedom from the laws of segregation in the United States.

At first it was clearly pointed out to the black settlers that they were not wanted in Canada. Still, even though it meant encountering prejudice and hardships, they came this far by faith.
Hey thanks for sharing that. I didn't know this piece of our history. It's amazing.

Well, I understand feeling uncomfortable going to church. I grew up in a fundamentalist Christian religion. It was a high control cult. So I mostly stayed away from religion when I got out of that. But recently have been interested in it again. You are welcome to tag along with me if you'd like that. I go to the catholic church on Sutherland usually 1pm Sundays with my wife. It's the traditional latin mass. It's quiet, calm and peaceful. I like that I can go there and keep to myself and just get a moment of peace and know there will be no expectation for me to do anything else.

As for getting struck by lightning, I literally have a tattoo of a burning church on my arm and I'm still standing. :P
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thanks
If you got in, I ought to be golden
I will miss that church forever, my Mentor brought us... I think we were hmm maybe 3 of the white people attending
But I did enjoy the sense of belonging
If you want an inspiring read, this was my Mentor. Saved my Life when I worked Inner City
plus she called me Baby
https://www.boylestreet.org/post/maryburlie
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normaM wrote: Feb 22nd, 2024, 2:41 pm thanks
If you got in, I ought to be golden
I will miss that church forever, my Mentor brought us... I think we were hmm maybe 3 of the white people attending
But I did enjoy the sense of belonging
If you want an inspiring read, this was my Mentor. Saved my Life when I worked Inner City
plus she called me Baby
https://www.boylestreet.org/post/maryburlie
I read this story, it's amazing! You knew this lady?
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thinking about attending a Church Service

Good topic. There's nothing wrong with attending a church service if you know the purpose of attending a church service. Unfortunately no one on God's green earth knows why they attend a church, especially the pastors.

So what is the purpose of attending a church service?

I wanted to find the answer. So I went to all kinds of churches all over the country and found out they're all the same. They are all kind of weak.





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I step inside a church once or twice a year and I'm still standing, No lightning has struck me yet. And I survived an hour or two conversation with a priest last summer while on a cruise.
Always good to hear the other side's view of life.
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I'm pro-christian and wouldn't want all the churches to close down like in Sweden or San Francisco.

I did my time. I spent two years - that's 104 consecutive Sunday mornings - wasted sitting on a wooden bench like a robot listening to a guy tell you some really good things, along with some lies.

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I should start my own church.
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After seeing your memes, I think you should certainly be attending church. :admin:
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normaM wrote: Dec 1st, 2023, 2:30 pm if there is a power outage this weekend tis me
Legit Q, figuring on going to St. Andrews Anglican Church
Anyone here go there? you can pm me, thanks
Good luck. I hope you are able to find a church that aligns with your own morals.
I'm sure there are great churches out there that don't defend the Christian bible, and aren't homophobic/transphobic.

My experience is that when I realize that someone I know is extremely judgmental or homophobic, that they are avid church goers and most usually Christian. The Christian part is most likely due to Christianity being the most common faith in the Okanagan which is where I live and know people. :)
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normaM wrote: Dec 1st, 2023, 2:30 pm figuring on going to St. Andrews Anglican Church
So how did it go?
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Dead right wrote: Yesterday, 3:10 pm
normaM wrote: Dec 1st, 2023, 2:30 pm figuring on going to St. Andrews Anglican Church
So how did it go?
Most likely stayed home and sat in front of the computer or snuggled the dog.
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