Does your church do wild stuff?

methodistgirl

New member
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. :cool::guitar::trp::clap::bawl::banana::wave::pray::guitar::cry::grin:
judy tooley
 
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Krummhorn

Administrator
Staff member
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.
 

methodistgirl

New member
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
 

jvhldb

New member
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.
 

Krummhorn

Administrator
Staff member
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.

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.
 

methodistgirl

New member
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!:rolleyes: It was more like
a concert than a service.
judy tooley
 

Corno Dolce

Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler
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.
 

Contratrombone64

Admiral of Fugues
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.
 

methodistgirl

New member
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
 

methodistgirl

New member
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
 

Krummhorn

Administrator
Staff member
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.
 

greatcyber

New member
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
 

methodistgirl

New member
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
 

Corno Dolce

Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler
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.
 

greatcyber

New member
Not Anymore

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


I am most definitely NOT a Catholic anymore. Way too negative for me and they seem to be more interested in money and power, just the opposite of what Christ preached (in my humble opinion).

Stephen
 
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