I come from a religious world that did not include church programming or youth ministries or special outreach efforts. I realize that may be hard to imagine.
Maybe you’re wondering what we did do, exactly.
We sang, a lot. We sang hymns – hours of singing actually every week. A capella, four-part harmony was the given. And, I miss that.
We got together with church people in each other’s homes almost every week. Hospitality was the unspoken norm, and everyone did it, and no one talked about it as a spiritual gift.
We ate a lot. Food was home-cooked and plentiful. Sunday morning breakfasts were the best, especially went guests were there. We rarely gathered without a “lunch” of some sort. We even had a sit-down lunch at church on Sundays between services. [Read more…]