Several of us have told of how much community is lost when they leave a church, especially when the exit was, well, forced. There is community here, sure, though it’s not the same as a physical church group. I’ve joined a pagan full moon circle (as part of seeking something) but of course it takes a while to settle into a new group of friends.
But I still miss some of the trappings of a modern church service. I very nearly went back to my old church tonight. One of the things stopping me was that I still wouldn’t be able to sing most of the songs honestly, nor would I like the message. And then my sister mentioned there were lots of single women in her church… Yep, colour me tempted.
I guess what I really want is a church that has gone beyond the same cycles of teachings I have. I should wish myself good luck in finding one.