The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Found this church description doing a follow up on an article on the New York Times on "church mixing". Forest Ridge is an RCA church. What will we have next?

Fun, Casual, Rewarding, and FREE!

At Forest Ridge Community Church, we don't have a big choir or a 100-piece orchestra. Our services start with modern heartfelt praise and worship music. Join in the singing at your level of comfort.

We won't announce your name, make you stand, or do anything that would make you feel uncomfortable. If you'd like more information, or a visit, just fill out the request card. The decision is always yours.

Wear what makes you comfortable. If that's a pair of favorite jeans, a pin-striped suit, sandals, whatever, go for it. We don't think it really matters.

Pastor Tim's messages are informal, easy-to-understand, and focused on our church purpose - "to establish relationships with each other while developing growing personal relationships with Jesus" . There's always something for everybody.

And, last but not least, leave your money at home. You're not obligated to place any money in the offering plate. You are our guest, so please feel welcome to our services anytime, and the informal gathering afterwards for coffee, and donuts in the school cafeteria.

(Are they trying to reach police officers?)