church dress code
Onrespect

AOL

#1 Jun 28, 2010
Recently we visited a new church for the first time.
We went to the Church of the Nazarene on old
St. Louis Rd. in belleville. The church is very well kept and is in a good location. The people there was very friendly. While we was there we noticed that some people did not respect the church because of the way they were dressed. There was women there in short shorts, see through tops, one had a bathing suit on with the back open and mem with shorts on and wearing baseball caps and tee shirts with motorcycle saying on it in church. one person was bare footed. This was on a Sunday after vacation bible school program. Neeedless to say we were upset to say the least. What has happened. You mean there is no respect for Gods house. We left there and I don't think that this is a church where we want to bring up our children in. I wonder how the minister could let these things happen in the first place. Is there no rules in church. We have been to other churches when we were on vacation.
We never seen any disrespect for a church in the way people dressed in all the time we went there.

What is this world coming to when such things are allowed in Gods house.
Pillow Pants

East Saint Louis, IL

#2 Jun 28, 2010
And on the 8th day the Lord says "Those without proper attire shall be denied my holy word". Apparently God has placed the whole judgement of humanity into your hands and you immediately use it to enforce a dress code. I remember reading in the bible something about Jesus not really caring what you looked or dressed like as long as you are willing to receive God's teachings. Isn't there something in the bible about judging others lest you be judged yourself? Maybe you will get lucky and God won't have Cahokia Topix in his favorites.
church

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Jun 28, 2010
If you and your family are looking for a church try
Turning Point Worship Center right off of route 3 in cahokia.
disgusted

Maryland Heights, MO

#4 Jun 28, 2010
Onrespect wrote:
Recently we visited a new church for the first time.
We went to the Church of the Nazarene on old
St. Louis Rd. in belleville. The church is very well kept and is in a good location. The people there was very friendly. While we was there we noticed that some people did not respect the church because of the way they were dressed. There was women there in short shorts, see through tops, one had a bathing suit on with the back open and mem with shorts on and wearing baseball caps and tee shirts with motorcycle saying on it in church. one person was bare footed. This was on a Sunday after vacation bible school program. Neeedless to say we were upset to say the least. What has happened. You mean there is no respect for Gods house. We left there and I don't think that this is a church where we want to bring up our children in. I wonder how the minister could let these things happen in the first place. Is there no rules in church. We have been to other churches when we were on vacation.
We never seen any disrespect for a church in the way people dressed in all the time we went there.
What is this world coming to when such things are allowed in Gods house.
you should be ashamed of yourself. and i strongly suggest that you read what you said and pray about it for awhile. ask yourself and then ask god this question " what really is a healing ministry for a wounded world?"

and by the sounds of it, church may not be for you. because if you really knew the testimony of the person sitting next to you in church, you wouldnt want to sit next to them. give that some thought.
GS Girl

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Jun 28, 2010
The only thing I see that would bother me is the baseball cap. Hats don't belong in church whether you're male or female.
And God probably doesn't mind the hats, that's just my issue LOL
Kenny

East Saint Louis, IL

#6 Jun 28, 2010
Thanks Frank
Cheese with that wine

Collinsville, IL

#7 Jun 28, 2010
Kenny wrote:
Thanks Frank
Your Welcome
Hoping

AOL

#8 Jun 28, 2010
A quick glance around your church or synagogue and you'll notice that the majority of kids are sporting t-shirts, shorts and Crocs more fitting of a day at the park than an hour in God's house. It's not at all unusual to see kids looking like they just rolled out of bed with uncombed, tangled hair. Equally common are the teens in revealing tank tops and ill-fitting hip huggers that expose thong straps every time they kneel.

"Sunday best" has lost its meaning and fewer and fewer parents spend Saturday night scrubbing down kids in the bath and laying out clothes for the morning. The modern family is just too busy and "casual" for this kind of ritual.

But have parents become too casual? Perhaps the better question is why should parents go through the trouble of dressing kids up for church?

As a parent who does dress her kids up for church, all six of them, I can only give my reasons for going through the Sunday struggle -- and trust me it isn't easy. The first is simple -- that's how I was raised. I've always dressed up for church, so initially I did it out of habit. But as my family grew and it became harder and more time consuming to do, I've had to really consider my reasons for doing it.

Dressing my kids for church is a nonverbal way of letting even our youngest child know that our church is an important place and that Mass is an important event. The dress shoes and pretty dresses, the bows and neatly parted hair sets Sunday Mass apart from soccer practice and all the other things they do in the week. Yes, it is an inconvenience with a family our size, and it doesn't always work out despite our best efforts. It's a constant struggle getting everyone out the door and loaded into the minivan on time. Proof? Once we arrived with a shoeless 5-year-old.

The bottom line is that I go through the trouble out of respect for God and the other worshipers. Sometimes I'll hear people say, "God doesn't care what I wear." Or, "God only cares that I come." True enough. But faith and religion, in my view, is also about my response to God. God is not "lucky" that I showed up. I'm privileged to be invited. And the time and effort I put into bringing my family to His home freshly scrubbed, combed, and neatly dressed is part of my gift to Him. My God died on the cross for me. Dressing up to worship Him is the least I can do.

Since: Apr 10

Somewhere in Illinois

#9 Jun 28, 2010
Perhaps they were wearing the most appropriate clothing in their closet or had just got back from camping or swimming and just really needed to be in church that particular morning.
Does not matter

United States

#10 Jun 29, 2010
God does not care what you wear. I knew a woman who used to take her husband to church and he was drunk. He would get arrested and everything. Finally it sunk in and he became the best Christian there ever was and a good father. I don't think God judges you on your clothing. Some people do not have dress clothes. At least these kids are in church, no matter what they are wearing.
dumaz

Waterloo, IL

#11 Jun 29, 2010
I'm sure the pastors don't mind what people wear. As long as the collection plate gets filled.
excuses

AOL

#12 Jun 29, 2010
Everyone is just makin excuses for why they are too lazy to put the effort into wearing their "Sunday best".

Say what you want about black folks but I bet you could walk into any black church and you will find those folks dressed to the nines.

What is a child learning at Church if there is no difference in how they dress, how they act and what they do.

If you can't respect yourself enough to clean up a little or keep your blasted feet off the pews or song book holder in front of you, how can you learn to respect God and fully understand just what he sacrificed for us.

And those sayinig God wouldn't mind what you come in is right. But try going to work dressed that way. You'll be in the unemployment line. Try going in a restaurant that way and you'll go hungry until you can drive thru MickeyD's. Just because there is no official dress code doesn't mean you take advantage of it.
Willie T

Saint Petersburg, FL

#13 Nov 17, 2013
Does not matter wrote:
God does not care what you wear. I knew a woman who used to take her husband to church and he was drunk. He would get arrested and everything. Finally it sunk in and he became the best Christian there ever was and a good father. I don't think God judges you on your clothing. Some people do not have dress clothes. At least these kids are in church, no matter what they are wearing.
You mean Christ died for those poorly dressed sinners? How awful!
Brian

Glen Carbon, IL

#14 Nov 18, 2013
Well just be glad Tucke wasnt there with that nasty stag breath of his
Godin

Belleville, IL

#15 Nov 18, 2013
Does not matter wrote:
God does not care what you wear. I knew a woman who used to take her husband to church and he was drunk. He would get arrested and everything. Finally it sunk in and he became the best Christian there ever was and a good father. I don't think God judges you on your clothing. Some people do not have dress clothes. At least these kids are in church, no matter what they are wearing.
Don't worry about getting dressed up for Hell, Rollo.
They'll accept you just the way you are.
Better make some changes quickly because that's where you're headed.
Remember, there's no Stag in Hell. Think about it...
no no

United States

#16 Nov 18, 2013
Godin wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't worry about getting dressed up for Hell, Rollo.
They'll accept you just the way you are.
Better make some changes quickly because that's where you're headed.
Remember, there's no Stag in Hell. Think about it...
wah wah wah
candle4969

Franklin, KY

#17 Jul 2, 2014
I go to the church of Nazarene where I live at and I have never seen that in the church I go to. But you also have to remember church is for sinners and God has to conflict them on what to wear in church. We should not judge them we should still love them and pray for a change. To me it seems like a pity reason to leave a church that could of happened at any church not just at the church of Nazarene. God commands us to Love everyone not just the perfect in church there is no such thing as perfect. Would you leave a church because people have tattoo's same thing?

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