Last week, when I discussing this project with a new friend, she asked the question that I have been asked alot…where are you worshipping now?
When the first 52 weeks ended, I wondered what the new year would bring. Would I go back to my home church? Keep going to different churches every week? What?
This year, there has been a combination. I have gone to worship, except when I haven’t. But the times I go far outweigh the times that I don’t. Which is an improvement. And when I don’t go, I am intentional about making sure I do *something* to honor the lessons I learned – whether it be watching a service online or on TV, listening to gospel music, or most importantly (to me), continuing my daily commitment to prayer, meditation, and reading uplifting books. (Last month, One Day My Soul Just Opened Up, by Iyanla Vanzant, this month, “Friendship with God” by Neal Donald Walsch.)
But today I woke with a question – Where will I be tomorrow morning, Sunday? I definitely want to be in a place of worship, somewhere. But I am asking you to help me decide where that should be.
What do you think? What worship tradition should I experience? Which place of worship should be my destination this weekend? And if I can’t go this weekend (for example, if you want me to go to a place of worship where services are Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday instead of Sunday, then I won’t be able to go tomorrow) I will go next week or the next week, and I will report back my experiences here after I go.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions :-).
My suggestion would be a Unity church. I’m in Cleveland, not Chicago, but this is what I found on the web – http://www.unitychicago.org/.
Thanks for the suggestion Therese – I am very familiar with the Unity church,a lthough it was not one of the churches I visited during my project, I have been receiving Daily Word for years, and know all about the great thing the Unity church is doing. Good suggestion – is there one in Cleveland that you attend? I have family in Ohio :-).
I don’t attend the Unity Church, but saw that it was a denomination that was not on your list. There are two good churches that I know of – one in Westlake and the other in Shaker Heights. I first attended a Unity Church when I was about 11 yrs. old and it left quite an impression on me. I still remember what we did in Sunday School. When I was growing up, my Mom took us to all different churches – she seemed to be searching for her own spiritual home. It provided me with so many different spiritual experiences. I think this project is such a good idea – more people should do it!!
I invite you to worship at my church, Christ Universal Temple on 119th and Ashland. Let me know if u r coming and we can sit together and even go to Panera afterwards to eat and write. That’s my Sunday routine. I love this idea.
Worship and Writing! That’s the story of my life right now. Sounds great, and thanks for the invite. One of the cardinal rules of this project when I started was – if I received an invitation, then I had to go. So I will see you for the 10:30 service!