What's Wrong With Church Homecomings ...

What's Wrong With Church Homecomings Lately?

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Want 2 kno

Chicago, IL

#1 Jun 5, 2011
Up to about 2 years ago, the church homecomings would last up till around 4 pm.
Preaching, praying and singing in the old time joyful way.
Everybody would keep singing after we ate and not get in any hurry.

Now a lot of them act like they got more important things to do.
They still call off the Sunday night service when they have a homecoming and for why?
If they are not going to have a Sunday night service, it looks like they would just go ahead and let the people sing all they want.
And then they got this feature thing, that excludes a lot of people from singing.
They want to feature one group, and shut everyone else out!
That's not the way God works! He does not shut anyone out that would partake of the service.
sickest

London, KY

#2 Jun 5, 2011
I feel that if the Christians of old witnessed the great churches of today, they would probably burn them down.
Hmph

Heidrick, KY

#3 Jun 6, 2011
This is what I think. The people in charge of cleaning,repairing and working at the churches stay there all day Monday - Friday. Many are on "call" 24 hours 7 days a week. Some have jobs outside the church house, some are full time employees. Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest. It is a day about family! If you are so "disappointed" with how churches are run then start one yourself and you will see how demanding Church work truly is! We all need rest at least one day of the week, but Pastors, deacons, church cleaners, etc.... are expected to stay at a church all day on Sundays, regardless of family and personal rest. Quite frankly, I realized that I was pouring my life into people that would never understand how to pour their own lives' into others'. It's crazy that these same people will call you up at midnight crying about something that happened at the church, or about how the songs weren't to their taste or how all the money is being spent or how sister Mary Jon treated them last week! UGHHHHHHH!!!!!!.... You get the picture!
member

Manchester, KY

#4 Jun 6, 2011
Hmph wrote:
This is what I think. The people in charge of cleaning,repairing and working at the churches stay there all day Monday - Friday. Many are on "call" 24 hours 7 days a week. Some have jobs outside the church house, some are full time employees. Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest. It is a day about family! If you are so "disappointed" with how churches are run then start one yourself and you will see how demanding Church work truly is! We all need rest at least one day of the week, but Pastors, deacons, church cleaners, etc.... are expected to stay at a church all day on Sundays, regardless of family and personal rest. Quite frankly, I realized that I was pouring my life into people that would never understand how to pour their own lives' into others'. It's crazy that these same people will call you up at midnight crying about something that happened at the church, or about how the songs weren't to their taste or how all the money is being spent or how sister Mary Jon treated them last week! UGHHHHHHH!!!!!!.... You get the picture!
What church do you go to?!? Never heard of such a thing! The reason homecomings aren't like they used to be, is because people have so many other things to do nowadays. Used to be, church and church activities were the only things people had to do. It was a big event to have all day singings and dinner on the ground. Families came together to socialize and worship together. Today you can't hardly get families together to share a meal. The world has too much to offer anymore and we all have easy access to the "fun" stuff. Not to mention, just being plain old LAZY. LOL
Hmph

Heidrick, KY

#5 Jun 6, 2011
member wrote:
<quoted text>
What church do you go to?!? Never heard of such a thing! The reason homecomings aren't like they used to be, is because people have so many other things to do nowadays. Used to be, church and church activities were the only things people had to do. It was a big event to have all day singings and dinner on the ground. Families came together to socialize and worship together. Today you can't hardly get families together to share a meal. The world has too much to offer anymore and we all have easy access to the "fun" stuff. Not to mention, just being plain old LAZY. LOL
Never heard of such a thing? Then you've limited experience in church. The reason churches don't do the things they do isn't because the clergy or the non-paid volunteers are lazy. It's because the everyday lay person thinks it's everyone else's job to do the clean up, they think that they should just show up (and I've noticed this in many churches in this area) to be "entertained". Too much on too few workers! That is the truth!
sickest

London, KY

#6 Jun 6, 2011
and.... I rest my case.
Hello

Chicago, IL

#8 Jun 6, 2011
If my church has an all day singing and dinner on the ground, they usually stay till around 3 at least. then we stay home that night.
But if there are plenty of singers we dont want to slight anyone.
We may stay till 4 and eat what snacks are left in the fridge in the fellowship hall.

All day singings are my favorite times of the year.
Feeling Sorry for You

Sikeston, MO

#13 Jun 7, 2011
Hmph wrote:
This is what I think. The people in charge of cleaning,repairing and working at the churches stay there all day Monday - Friday. Many are on "call" 24 hours 7 days a week. Some have jobs outside the church house, some are full time employees. Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest. It is a day about family! If you are so "disappointed" with how churches are run then start one yourself and you will see how demanding Church work truly is! We all need rest at least one day of the week, but Pastors, deacons, church cleaners, etc.... are expected to stay at a church all day on Sundays, regardless of family and personal rest. Quite frankly, I realized that I was pouring my life into people that would never understand how to pour their own lives' into others'. It's crazy that these same people will call you up at midnight crying about something that happened at the church, or about how the songs weren't to their taste or how all the money is being spent or how sister Mary Jon treated them last week! UGHHHHHHH!!!!!!.... You get the picture!
Work in the church is not all about clean up, repair and getting paid.
The arrogance reflected in your comment alone would lead anyone to believe that you are a member of a financial institution instead of a church.
I think you are in for a major eye opener come judgement day.
Hmph

Somerset, KY

#14 Jun 7, 2011
Feeling Sorry for You wrote:
<quoted text>
Work in the church is not all about clean up, repair and getting paid.
The arrogance reflected in your comment alone would lead anyone to believe that you are a member of a financial institution instead of a church.
I think you are in for a major eye opener come judgement day.
Many will be, no one said that all church workers "get paid" you insinuated that, what a hypocrite! Talk about the pot calling the kettle black, your post was just as, if not more arrogant than my own post. The point is there are lots of people who will fill the pews but very few who will actually do the work in order to get things rolling! Good luck trying to pull a guilt trip on someone else that doesn't know any better, I've already been there and done that!!!
member

Manchester, KY

#15 Jun 7, 2011
With your attitude, your deeds are not worth anything. If you can't give your time and effort willingly and with a free heart, you might as well stay at home. It takes alot of work and money to keep a church going, but if the Lord wants something done, it will be done and done right. Have you tried praying for Him to send workers, or to burden the hearts of the members to help with the things that have to be done? In your posts, you sound very angry.Just do what you can without stressing yourself out, and God will do the rest. It will be better for you and the church as a whole.
so far so good

United States

#16 Jun 7, 2011
Come on guys! When you dog the church and other christians, it is not a good witness to the lost. If they read this is it really gonna make them want to get saved and start going to church? After reading stuff like this they probably think, "I have enough trouble as it is, why would I want to go to church with these people". Our duty as christians is the"Great Commision".
hmmm

Secaucus, NJ

#18 Jun 7, 2011
some of the good folks down in clay county still have some good singing and dinner on the grounds.

some of them dont get in any hurry, and i wish laurel county could be that way.
well

Secaucus, NJ

#19 Jun 7, 2011
some of the good folks down in clay county still have some good singings with dinner on the ground.

i wish laurel county could be like them in that way.

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