Church Attendence

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  1. bwallac2335

    bwallac2335 New Member

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    The closet Anglican Church to me is about an hour away. I also have a toddler. If I joined that church I know that I could not make it every Sunday even though I would try. Also do they frown upon doing inter denominational Bible Studies?
     
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    Fair questions, indeed. It might depend on the parish itself, but I do know people who attend a parish once or twice a month and are certainly considered members in good standing.

    As for interdenominational Bible studies, if you are talking about something like Precept or Bible Study Fellowship, I would think that would be fine.
     
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    More along the lines of I am a member of a young adults group that is at my current Methodist Church. Most of my friends are in it and it meets on Wednesdays. You don't hav eto be a member of the church but almost all of us are currently at the Methodist Church or I should say all of us are. The disarray in the Methodist Church though has me looking at the Anglican Church of North America.
     
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    I personally wouldn't have a problem with attending such a group as well as an Anglican parish, particularly if the young adults group is located closer to you. There is something to be said for having fellowship in your immediate area.
     
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    That is certainly true in my parish.
     
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    I agree with what others are saying about the Bible Study. An hour drive can be a long time. Ever thought about asking your parish if they'd be willing to sponsor a new mission parish in your area, closer to you ?
     
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    I feel quite guilty at present. I am aware that it is my own insecurities and I hope with time I can get over it. However, for me, I cannot bring myself to go to Church unless I have a minimum of £2-£5. This means I have missed Church quite a few times over the last 6 months. I realize how silly this is and I hope as I grow I will be able to overcome this feeling. Of course, people set up standing orders and give monthly to the Church, nobody would be any the wiser shall I not give on every occasion I attend. It's also unlikely anyone would judge me, my silly insecurities is all it is. I hope as I grow in my journey with being a Christian I can outgrow some of the silly ways of thinking I seem to have accrued. A year into my journey and I'm still trying to establish the correct etiquette's etc.

    I read the UCB Word for Today and listen to UCB1 and UCB2, this is very much like my Church also. Anne Henderson has a wonderful show from 5am-8am GMT. We pray every half hour to an hour together and she plays some wonderful worship songs. There have been discussions on the UCB shows before from presenters RE not being able to attend Church. Perhaps because of an illness of requirements to care for somebody or distance also. What is important, I feel, is that we get our nourishment from God in some form or other. Daily devotionals, my bible, TBN and my Radio provide the sources I need to remain close to God, especially if I fail to go to Church. Despite everything, I always read my Bible every single day without fail. I owe this much to God at the very least and it benefits me in so many ways. I have never felt any happiness like it since I found God.

    To conclude, IMO, if you cannot attend or it cause too much of a strain on yourself or those around you, do not let not attending Church bother you too much. We can stay close to God in many other ways. Perhaps further down the line your circumstances may change, perhaps then Church attendance could be a thing.

    Best wishes to you.

    S
     
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    Currently I almost never miss. That is probably why it would bother me so much. My current church though is about 10 minutes down the road and has two services it offers though
     
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    My apologies, I misread the post. I see you do actually attend Church but were referencing the possibility of attending another Church and circumstances involved with that. :doh:
     
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    I thought the same thing as you Shaun, until I read a couple of posts down. ha!
     
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    :signoops:
     

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