Tuesday, December 15, 2009

No, I still don't want your Kool Aid.

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Okay, I'll fess up right off the bat. This is a repost. There. I feel so much better. But why am I doing a repost? Because I'm too darn lazy to come up with anything new it fits the guidelines for Bridget's One Word at a Time Carnival. The word for this week's carnival? "Church." So without further ado...


Back when we lived in California, we were trying to find a new church home. We went to a few different churches, but none of them seemed to be a fit for us. But we kept on trying.

Until one Sunday anyway.

That particular Sunday we went to a church that one of our neighbor families went to. They seemed pretty normal, so what could go wrong?

Plenty.

The service started out in a normal fashion. There was worship music, announcements and such. But then the pastor came out to give the sermon... The topic? "Prepare to die well."

Um, what?

Yeah. We sat there and wondered what we had gotten ourselves into.

But it didn't end there.

After the sermon, the pastor announced that they would be having communion. My husband and I looked at each other wide-eyed and I said, "Don't drink the Kool Aid!" Let me tell ya, we high-tailed it out of there right away.

After that, we decided that our old church wasn't so bad...

8 comments:

Helen said...

Reminds me of the priest that wished us an "aweful" Christmas in his homily. He said he didn't just want us to have an awesome Christmas, implying some awe, but one that was full of awe....I told him afterwards with a grin to have an awful Christmas as well.

Are you going to come rescue me at SCL?

jasonS said...

Oh, that's too funny. Helen's story reminded me of a card my wife and I got one time in which the person wrote, "May God severely bless you."

I don't know what I ever did to them, but I said a little prayer for regular blessings just in case... :)

Jaime said...

Thanks for the chuckle! My hubby and I are looking for a church and have had some weird experiences, too. That could be a whole blog...

Bridget Chumbley said...

Oh Wendy... I don't blame you. I'm always nervous to visit a new church... and in this case I definitely wouldn't have drank the Kool Aid either.

Thanks for posting!

Russell Holloway said...

Loved your post!

Nick the Geek said...

OK that is amazing, but unfortunately it wouldn't phase my youth. They are so oblivious about culture and history. I mentioned "don't drink the kool aid" and got a bunch of blank stares. Then I had to explain the whole thing. So sad.

Peter P said...

Now I want to know where that church was so I can send someone to go try the Kool Aid and report back to me.

It Would have to be someone I don't like too much though... just in case!

nAncY said...

it can be dangerous...this looking for a church thing.