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    Does your church do wild stuff?

    Does your church do wild stuff? Mine did today. It was a little like a
    rock concert, classical music, singers, three quartets in one, Bach,
    Charlies Wesley, and Kiss all together before even the rest of the
    service. What does your church do like that on certain sundays
    or wednesday nights? This is what it looked like.
    judy tooley
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    Just before Lent, we held a French Quarter Mass Service ... complete with a New Orleans Jazz combo - After the services, we had an early Fat Tuesday celebration.

    We have to hold our "celebrations" during daylight hours as most of our congregation members do not drive at night.
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    Krummhorn, I think it's time that you and your preacher started to
    pray for some new members so that your congregation can grow.
    How old are some of the members?
    judy tooley

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    I don't think anything as radical will happen in my life. Several of the congregation were a bit upset the first time a timpani was brought into the church for the Christmas song fest.
    Johan van Heerden

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    Quote Originally Posted by methodistgirl View Post
    Krummhorn, I think it's time that you and your preacher started to pray for some new members so that your congregation can grow. How old are some of the members?
    judy tooley
    Judy,

    The median age of this congregation is 68, and an "inner city church" where growth potential is pretty much zero. The fortunate thing is that the church retired its building mortgage 23 years ago, so our only expenses now are the usual ones that every church has.

    Quote Originally Posted by jvhldb View Post
    I don't think anything as radical will happen in my life. Several of the congregation were a bit upset the first time a timpani was brought into the church for the Christmas song fest.
    Johan,

    We traditional bring in brass and timpani for Easter Sunday ... adds lots of punch to the service, and the people here eat it up.
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    We had a brass band yesturday, a contemperary group on the opposite
    side, the piano player and , oh yes! The great and mighty Wicks pipe
    organ in the middle behind the choir. What we had was a combined
    service. Oh I forgot one more thing, the bell choir! It was more like
    a concert than a service.
    judy tooley

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    A Church were I was a member once has/had a Sunday evening Jazz Service. They always had some of the coolest players in Jazz participating in the Service.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

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    I'm afraid where I go it's terribly, terribly predictable. In fact I'm a little over the lack of imagination of the high church. Always the same old stuff.

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    What kind of church do you go to Contra? I know that there are
    older Methodist who are beyond their sixties but yet are still giving
    enough to let the younger and young at heart have some contempary
    music and we are as close as you can get to being
    Catholic without being one.
    judy tooley

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    Last sunday night our church had an art show a storytelling and a
    clay potter show along with a nice salad supper afterwords.
    judy tooley

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    What did your churches do for the 4th of July?
    judy tooley

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    Hi Judy,

    Our church does nothing special for the 4th of July ... unless the actual holiday falls on a Sunday. The ELCA Synod is quite adamant about the separation of "church" and "state", so patriotic songs are seldom done, unless the actual July 4th is a Sunday.

    However ... the Prelude time is mine to do with as I want ... and I can get away with most anything and still remain alive, so I do lots of patriotic stuff on the July 4 weekend as well as the Memorial Day weekend.
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    I love it when there are solo instruments and/or orchestras added before or during services. When I used to go to the Catholic church there was always something festive at Midnight Mass. Heck, one Xmas Eve there was a huge stuffed Mickey Mouse on the altar and everyone sang Happy Birthday to Jesus...and that was in New Jersey in the 1970s.

    I don't attend church now but am looking around for one that I like. There are soooo
    many beautiful churches in Montreal and I have visited several. I don't know if the services will contain something I can connect with or not so I have to experience several and see. I'm not very religious, but rather spiritual, so I connect to the higher power on my own. I really like church for the music more than the preaching, so the more expressive musical programs inspire me. I go for the "bombastic."

    Stephen

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    If you are Catholic you would love a Methodist church. We don't spread like the Baptist or others. Last Christmas, during the night program it came a
    thunder storm and the lightening seemed to flash right on cue. It was
    really amazing to watch. Then we had a chilly supper afterwards.
    judy tooley

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    Wild stuff - I have had membership in Churches which did *wild stuff* - No More! I'm just too tired of churches competing in who puts on the fanciest three-ring dog and pony circus.
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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