Tuesday, September 14, 2010

the search for a church - the village northway


wow. i'm so sorry it's been so long since i've updated our search for a church. i guess that could mean good news, huh? :-) well, it does.

we visited The Village Northway for the first time on august 29th. i was skeptical because it is a branch church; the main church is The Village Flowermound. i've got nothing against the video screen-- i watch that mainly when i'm at any church where i can't easily see who's speaking. however, branch churches... ok, so i only had one experience with branches anyways, but i didn't like it.

for this church, i'm not even going to go into the pros and cons. mainly because i was REALLY struggling to find cons. that's a good thing! chris and i left and both knew we'd found our church. i like the way it practices, i don't mind the video screen with no one talking live in front of me, the pastor is AMAZING, the band is great (even though they played mainly songs i don't know, and you know how i feel about that), they do communion every week (is communion the right word, or is that the catholic in me speaking?), and it's going to be a great place to get plugged into.

it's full of people our age-- young married couples. so so so many pregnant ladies. maybe there's some fertility agent in their bread. haha. anyways, it's people on the same life track as us, which makes us comfortable and really looking forward to getting to know people.

we found our church!!

3 comments:

  1. Hooray! So happy for you. I looked through their site and I think they refer to it as both Communion AND Lord's Supper. But I think "Lord's Supper" is a Baptist thing. "Communion" is usually Catholic, Methodist, Episcopalian, etc. I like the membership covenant thing that they do. It sort of makes it more of a responsibility that just attending church to attend. It helps you get plugged in. Hope you make lots of friends and do lots of good work for the Lord in your new place!

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  2. I didn't grow up baptist or catholic, and I've heard Pastors refer to it by both names. There's no difference in practice, just preference in terminology. Like saying Holy Spirit or Holy Gohst... Same thing.

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  3. How wonderful! I'm excited for you...a brand new chapter beginning with brand new people. I hope and pray that you are fed, and that you participate in the feeding. :)

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