What Do You Love About Your Church?
A forum to share with our Patch community how your church fills your needs
Channahon’s First Baptist Church is about to open its doors to the preschool through 12th grade students who attend its Families of Faith Christian Academy school. They got temporary occupancy from the village board, which hopes the church will finish the parking lot and drive soon. They have 90 days to do so.
I thought the church would have been completed by now, but I understand how much labor and materials would be necessary to construct such a large worship center, gymnasium, and school. Have you seen the building? Many of you probably have as you drive your kids to ball games at their fields. It is huge and beautiful.
I can’t imagine the volunteer hours that went into it. Which brings me to my point. This church must have a truly faithful band of members. They have all worked so hard and have stuck with it throughout. I’m sure most did not join specifically because of the new building, but were members when the congregation and children were crowded in the old building in Channahon proper.
They must really love their church, their minister, the programs, and their fellow worshippers.
So, what is it about your church that you love? I would like to hear from our Patch readers about how their churches meet their spiritual needs. Or social or physical needs or the needs of their family members.
Tell us the name of your church, if you choose, and use this opportunity to share with the rest of us the reasons why you look forward to Sunday mornings or Saturday mass. Or perhaps you can use this forum to tell us what you want in a church. Maybe you have not yet found a good match and are looking for that. I bet someone in our Patch readership can give you someplace to check out.
Here is what I love about my church. It is the First Christian Church in Morris, and number one with me is our minister, Chuck Richardson. The man always seems to tell me exactly what God has been trying to get through to me. I am sure God uses him in this way.
I also love its youth programs, in which my son has been involved since he was a baby. And I can’t say enough about the wonderful, loving people who worship there. I have made so many friends and have been helped when I was down. I hope I have been able to do the same.
I love having weekly communition, as well. A wonderful time of reflection and remembrance.
Thank you in advance for sharing. I can’t wait to see your responses.