On First Name Terms

Monday, August 19th, 2013 | Tags: Minister's Blog

This week, I had occasion to be chatting with a couple who have belonged to our church for the last six years. They spoke in glowing terms about how much they enjoy the church and, in particular, about how friendly they find it to be. In the passing, they mentioned that they have got to know lots of people but that they only know them by their first names. I’m  not sure if they reckoned it to be a problem that they didn’t know other members of the church by their second names but as far as I’m concerned it’s no problem at all – in fact it’s a wonderful sign of the genuine family feel that we strive to make real at St. Andrew’s. There are times and places for formality but in the main church should be about friends and fellowship. I’m delighted that people are finding it to be that way at St. Andrew’s.