- Great Organist
- Female pastor, new pastor coming in July
- Jim Wallis referenced in her sermon
- Multiple people were central in the worship, not just one
- Lots of kids and families as well as seniors
- Nearby my house
- Youth group saving to go to Youth 2007 (which is rumored to include U2, wonder if they need anymore chaperones?)
- Few announcements. Joys and concerns in the middle not at the beginning
- A little too traditional for my taste
- No other twenty-somethings
- No programming specifically geared to young people (older than high school, which unfortunately is extremely common in most churches)
This afternoon the lady I sat next to in church, stopped by and dropped off a bag of cookies and some information on FAUMC. No pressure and very cute, she just wanted me to let me know I was always welcome to come back, even if I never joined. And it answered some of my questions.
It's worth another try. So much of what I love about church is that everyone knows me and it makes it feel more like family. At a new church, I don't have that.
I'm considering leaving my membership at Bemidji, so I can serve as an equalization member for the Northwest District at Annual Conference. Or I could just be a page again.