First United Methodist Ch

Morristown, TN

#1 Dec 12, 2012
Is it hard for you to attend worship on Sunday mornings due to work or other issues? Are you a college student in need of a place to worship? Do you want a time where your entire family can worship together without the conflict of work or other issues?

First United Methodist Church in Jefferson City is doing research on the possibility of creating a brand new worship service in the evenings. Currently we are sending out surveys to the larger community. The survey includes questions on possible days, whether it be a traditional or contemporary or blended service, etc. No matter your age,, denoination, marital status....please fill this survey out. It is completely and totally anonymous and will help us get great feedback from within the community.

Go to this link:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WP9CPDX

Thank you for taking the time to consider filling this out. We want to hear from you!!! Many Blessings!!
Wtf

Cleveland, OH

#2 Dec 12, 2012
People can study the Bible at home without handing preachers money and blah blah blah.....

“These are not sweet cheeks”

Since: Dec 11

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#3 Dec 12, 2012
Wtf wrote:
People can study the Bible at home without handing preachers money and blah blah blah.....
Yes they can. I suppose the Poster is offering a service to those folks that like to go to church instead.
agree

Asheboro, NC

#4 Dec 13, 2012
Wtf wrote:
People can study the Bible at home without handing preachers money and blah blah blah.....
Exactly why I dont go to church. The last church I attended was a Methodist church. They handed the offering plate twice during the service. Once before the service and again at then end. During the service they made sure to discuss the vow of faith and the importance of giving that vow. Then just before the service was over, here they come with the offering plate again. I guess the person in the back spoke in the ear of the pastor that they did not get enouph and to spread some guilt and request some more. very strange atmosphere also. i wore jeans and a button down shirt and got looks that could kill. I did feel out of place, with the thousand dollars suites and all the jewelry the ladies were wearing. They did a good job at making me feel un-welcome

“These are not sweet cheeks”

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#5 Dec 13, 2012
agree wrote:
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Exactly why I dont go to church. The last church I attended was a Methodist church. They handed the offering plate twice during the service. Once before the service and again at then end. During the service they made sure to discuss the vow of faith and the importance of giving that vow. Then just before the service was over, here they come with the offering plate again. I guess the person in the back spoke in the ear of the pastor that they did not get enouph and to spread some guilt and request some more. very strange atmosphere also. i wore jeans and a button down shirt and got looks that could kill. I did feel out of place, with the thousand dollars suites and all the jewelry the ladies were wearing. They did a good job at making me feel un-welcome
Every church has members that stare and judge.In fact, it doesn't have to be a church.People judge or have an opinion about you or I on a daily basis..wherever you are. You actually formed your own opinion about those folks wearing fancy suits and jewelry. You felt out of place. Why? Fancy clothes and shiny jewelry doesnt make them better Christians and blue jeans doesn't make you less of one.Be comfortable with who you are and what you wear.Never mind the looks.As for the collection plate..give what you can comfortably give and if it comes around the second time, just pass it down the line. You should feel welcome at any church but it seems like you didn't completely open yourself up to be welcomed. Sometimes people are just curious as to your identity and have to 'warm up' to you and you to them. Really, I hope you find what you are comfortable with.
Say what

Sevierville, TN

#6 Dec 13, 2012
Never could figure this one out: The modern day Christians love to bray about how powerful their "god" is, yet he can't do jack squat without American dollars in his pocket.
Weak.

“These are not sweet cheeks”

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#7 Dec 13, 2012
Say what wrote:
Never could figure this one out: The modern day Christians love to bray about how powerful their "god" is, yet he can't do jack squat without American dollars in his pocket.
Weak.
Would you be suggesting that God manifest himself by providing additional welfare or leaving manna on our doorsteps? Interestingly,there are over 2000 verses in the bible pertaining to money.I suppose God knew that money would be a problem or a blessing. It doesn't cost anything to give ones life to Jesus.That's a powerful thing done cheaply. God wants his followers to give freely and have dominion over money instead of money having dominion over us. Donations and tithing are down in churches and even where there isn't any money, God's still around.
agree

Charlotte, NC

#8 Dec 14, 2012
SlidersAlterEgo wrote:
<quoted text> Every church has members that stare and judge.In fact, it doesn't have to be a church.People judge or have an opinion about you or I on a daily basis..wherever you are. You actually formed your own opinion about those folks wearing fancy suits and jewelry. You felt out of place. Why? Fancy clothes and shiny jewelry doesnt make them better Christians and blue jeans doesn't make you less of one.Be comfortable with who you are and what you wear.Never mind the looks.As for the collection plate..give what you can comfortably give and if it comes around the second time, just pass it down the line. You should feel welcome at any church but it seems like you didn't completely open yourself up to be welcomed. Sometimes people are just curious as to your identity and have to 'warm up' to you and you to them. Really, I hope you find what you are comfortable with.
I appreciate your reply, but I think you are wrong. here's why. first.. It was the type of looks that I was getting, not the casual glance that "hey new face in the crowd". These were looks of disapproval and discust. And when the service was over. Not one welcome or hand shake from anyone. The offering plate was handed out with the open request from the pastor to make a vow of faith, with strong emphesis on the larger the vow the larger the faith. I know that all churches are not like this. But this was a horible and guilt filled experience. I really enjoy talking religion with friends. I love the lord Jesus and know that he loves me. But I don't like being treated like leper. This was a methodist church that did this. I should have know better than to walk into a church that looks like it cost millions to build. A mistake that I will not make again.

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