the lead pastor was a featured issue of i am second (and you know how i love i am second):
i'm used to churches that are filled with rich white people. that does not mean that i'm entirely comfortable there. it just means that's what i'm used to.
- the pastor had a great message. i really liked his style.
- the singers. one was a black businesswoman, one was a soccer mom, and one was a guy that i expected to give jazz hands at any moment.
- the songs. you know those songs that bring tears to your eyes, because they're so intense and hit you where it hurts? all of theirs were like that.
- it was a smaller church. and when i say small, i mean, maybe 75 people there?
- i didn't know lots of the songs they sang. familiar songs help me in my comfort zone.
- the church time was 10:40. not 10. not 11. 10:40.
- service took over an hour and a half.
- the service appeared to me to be disorganized. not a big deal to most people, but i like organization.
- the pastor came close to tears 6 times. sure, he's emotional and intense. but it was a bit much for me.
but there's more to try. next week i think we're going to the village. we're looking forward to that one the most.