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3 years ago  ::  Nov 18, 2011 - 10:31AM #1
Writerchick
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I stumbled on this website looking for information on becoming an Episcopalian.
I had been raised to attend church regularlly because mostly being of the Southern Baptist leanings of my grandparents, I never found a church I really called home.  While I was raised with a strong Christian upbringing, even my grandmother found it difficult to find one church she felt at home attending.

As a result, I never sought to attend myself.  Until a few years ago, that's when I had a lot of upheaval and unhappiness in my life.  I started searching for answers to a purpose in life.  A few months ago a dear friend (who is Catholic btw) said maybe you should look into the Episcopal church.  I knew they were much different from my Southern Baptist idea of church.

A few weeks ago I walked into a small Episcopal church near where I live.  Its a building I had been fascinated with for most of my life because it is one of the oldest structures in the town and I love Gothic Revival architecture.

In a few moments of attending this church, I knew this was my spiritual home.  And I'm on my way to become an Episcopalian.  :)

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3 years ago  ::  Nov 18, 2011 - 11:03AM #2
Dutch777
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Newbie,


Welcome.  It's a pleasure to have you with us on the Anglican/Episcopal Board and as a newcomer to TEC.  Please feel free to contribute or participate in any way.


I see that you're from W.V..   I lived in Logan County for 5 1/2 yrs. and found the people most hospitable and friendly; true Southern hospitality.   May I ask where in W.V. you're located ?


Many of us here are from different churches originally.  I was raised and educated RC.


Again, you are most welcomed here.  Smile

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3 years ago  ::  Nov 18, 2011 - 1:57PM #3
RJMcElwain
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WriterChick,


Take a look at the first post in the "TEC" thread further down. It's an excellent statement about who Episcopalians are.


And welcome.


Bob

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3 years ago  ::  Nov 19, 2011 - 12:47PM #4
Douglas_macneill
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Nov 18, 2011 -- 10:31AM, Writerchick wrote:


I stumbled on this website looking for information on becoming an Episcopalian.
I had been raised to attend church regularlly because mostly being of the Southern Baptist leanings of my grandparents, I never found a church I really called home.  While I was raised with a strong Christian upbringing, even my grandmother found it difficult to find one church she felt at home attending.

As a result, I never sought to attend myself.  Until a few years ago, that's when I had a lot of upheaval and unhappiness in my life.  I started searching for answers to a purpose in life.  A few months ago a dear friend (who is Catholic btw) said maybe you should look into the Episcopal church.  I knew they were much different from my Southern Baptist idea of church.

A few weeks ago I walked into a small Episcopal church near where I live.  Its a building I had been fascinated with for most of my life because it is one of the oldest structures in the town and I love Gothic Revival architecture.

In a few moments of attending this church, I knew this was my spiritual home.  And I'm on my way to become an Episcopalian.  :)




Canadians [such as myself] use Anglican [an Anglican, and Anglican Church of Canada--ACoC for short] all the time for our equivalent to TEC.  If you usually see me using Anglican in my posts instead of Episcopalian, that's how come.  Welcome to the forum.


We receive you into the household of God.  Confess the faith of Christ crucified, proclaim His resurrection, and share with us in His eternal priesthood.

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3 years ago  ::  Nov 20, 2011 - 4:50PM #5
slate
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Hi,


 


 I felt the same way the first time Iwalked into an Episcopal Church.  I was 19 years old.   I am now 76 years old and I love it more every day.  I was under the weather the past two Sundays, so I was so happy to be back today. 


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