Finding a church family

Discussion in 'Links of Interest' started by Mikki G., Nov 20, 2017.

  1. Mikki G.

    Mikki G. Well-Known Member Female

    Hey everybody, I looked for topics on finding a church family and didnt really see anything on the subject. As most of u know my famiky and I live in fort worth texas. We have been here for almost a year now and have yet to find a good church to attend. In the town I'm from (Klamath falls, Oregon) there was a church that I was apart of but was asked to leave because of past issues. So by moving here I have been really really hesitant on finding a new church family because of how my beliefs might differ from others in the church. (I offiliate more towards the prodestant beliefs.) So my question is, how have some of you who live PM found a good well grounded church family to attend?
     
  2. mystic

    mystic Well-Known Member Male

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  3. cnystrom

    cnystrom Well-Known Member Male

    Note: That is a really old thread!

    The short answer is that you will not likely find a local polygyny accepting group. They just do not exist.

    Practicing polygynists either have to worship at home or keep their beliefs close to the vest until they are found out and then find a new church.

    Non-practicing polygyny supporters (like myself) can blend in easily by keeping their beliefs about polygyny to themselves.

    A big part of the reason for Bibilical Families retreats is to provide Christian fellowship to those that otherwise might not get it.

    If you just want to find a Christian group, you might be most comfortable by just looking for the closest one to the kind of church that you used to attend.
     
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  4. ZecAustin

    ZecAustin Esteemed Member Male

    There really is no good option for us. I take my family to a very good hearted mainstream church just so we do get fellowship, I have a little accountability and the kids can participate in the children's programs which really are pretty good as far as they go.

    The plan is to start cleaning coalescing a group of people slowly who suddenly realize organically one day that they're a congregation. That is taking some time though.
     
  5. cnystrom

    cnystrom Well-Known Member Male

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  6. Mikki G.

    Mikki G. Well-Known Member Female

    Thanks
     
  7. cubanito

    cubanito Well-Known Member

    Wish there was one near West Georgia too. Is a little lonely in the wilderness.
     
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  8. andrew

    andrew Administrator Staff Member Male

    Mikki, I periodically host gatherings in my home for like-minded folks (I'm about three hours south of you). Won't be for another couple of months at the earliest, but if we get something going I'll post about it on the forum.
     
  9. Mikki G.

    Mikki G. Well-Known Member Female

    It gets super lonely.
     
  10. Mikki G.

    Mikki G. Well-Known Member Female

    Oh please that would be great
     
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  11. cubanito

    cubanito Well-Known Member

    Yup. Like living on an island
     
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  12. cubanito

    cubanito Well-Known Member

    We might fly there and rent a car one day to visit you guys. I think driving from south atl is about 10 hrs right?
     
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  13. andrew

    andrew Administrator Staff Member Male

    I think more like 12-13. Depends how you drive.... ;)
     
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  14. Kevin

    Kevin Esteemed Member Male

    I'm 3 hours from Dallas and 5 and 1/2 from you. I believe they a have a straighter shot down to you so like 3 and 1/2 hours from Dallas to You.
     
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  15. andrew

    andrew Administrator Staff Member Male

    Wires crossed. Three hours for Mikki; 12-13 for cubanito.
     
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  16. MeganC

    MeganC Well-Known Member Female

    Not to "out" anyone but I have it on pretty good authority that the United Church of Christ (UCC) has a number of poly-friendly congregations.
     
  17. Mikki G.

    Mikki G. Well-Known Member Female

    Man some of these texas drivers are crazy. Lol moving here from Oregon I thought i was gonna die driving on the freeways here hahahaha
     
  18. Mikki G.

    Mikki G. Well-Known Member Female

    Oh nice. Ill have to look into that :rolleyes:
     
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  19. andrew

    andrew Administrator Staff Member Male

    True dat. Stay away from Houston.... ;)
     
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  20. cubanito

    cubanito Well-Known Member

    One weekend maybe some of us can come and visit. Fly in and drive from there maybe?
    We missed the TX retreat. Hopefully soon we can visit. We have been driving many trips to Miami. Tired of that 13 hour drive. At least we improved it from 16 hours with stops. An inverter with Crock-Pots made a big difference.
    Could have used a self driving van that pulls a decent trailer.
    Anything, maybe even a teleconference once in a while might help.
     
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