I've visited a few of the local churches and have not felt welcomed at all. I will refrain from mentioning which ones, even though I would get some temporary pleasure from rebuking them openly. I remember visiting churches when I was a kid, and everyone came up, introduced themselves, thanked us for coming, and went out of their way to be hospitable. At least half the time, complete strangers would invite us to their homes for Sunday dinner and to become better aquainted. Yet, in this clannish, holier than thou, backwards little community, your lucky if they even acknowledge your presence. Most go as far as avoiding eye contact. Now, I must admit, I've been out of church for a while, and I suppose I'm beginning to wonder if this is how all churches are these days or if this is simply a characteristic of this community. If anyone is aware of a church in the area that doesn't have an "in crowd", but simply treats EVERYONE with hospitality,kindness, and the Christian precepts of brotherly love, regardless of whether or not your from here or kin to them, please let me know. Don't worry, I'm not holding my breath.