Thursday, November 19, 2009

13 Things I Remember About Going to Church When I Was a Child

1. My pastor was a huge man – an ex-boxer – he had huge hands and used his fists to bang on the pulpit, but he was also very gentle.

2. The walls of our Sunday School building were painted the most icky shade of baby blue and mint green and turquoise.

3. One year we ate some pomegranates and dates….I remember thinking how cool it was to get to eat Jesus food

4. We never went to Sunday night or Wednesday night services….I’m not sure why.

5. When I was 9 I played the angel in the Christmas presentation. I got to stand up on covered boxes way above everyone else.

6. I could never figure out why kids who behaved at school acted like little wildcats when they were at church.

7. I never had the camaraderie of a youth group….I’m glad my children experienced that.

8. My church was extremely plain and basic. Frosted roll out window and no padding on the pews.

9. When I was baptized I remember being momentarily aghast….I didn’t realize the preacher would have on waders!

10. We sang songs like Deep and Wide

11. Crafts during Sunday School and Vacation Bible School were made with white glue and popsicle sticks

12. The church library was very small but always had interesting books I couldn’t get at my public school. They lady that ran our library was also the librarian at the local high school.

13. My favorite part of Sunday morning service was the singing. I was always a bit disappointed when the pastor stood up to preach.

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Tracie said...

It seems like all churches got a great discount on that "Sunday School Room Drab" paint! I remember really liking my church library when I was a kid too.

Happy TT!

Dawn said...

I think it is great that you have those memories. I only attended church sporadically as a child. So sporadically that I barely remember it much. Sad!

e-Mom said...

"I didn’t realize the preacher would have on waders!" I'd be aghast too...

Your church sounds a lot like mine. Comforting to read this.

Come say Hi, when you get a chance. Happy T-13!

e-Mom @ Chrysalis

UKZoe said...

Our guys never wear waders for baptisms, they just get wet along with the people being baptised.

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Anonymous said...

I went to one of those stand kneel sit churches when I was growing up & being hyper I hated it. Now the church I attend is much less more formal & much more about "relationship" rather than "religion".

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