do you go to church every week

United States
October 9, 2009 1:51pm CST
would you go to church every week no mater waht happens or if your sick do you do a lot with your church if you skip is that bad
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@owlwings (40838)
• Cambridge, England
9 Oct 09
I think that it depends on your own relationship with God. If you don't yet feel that you have a personal relationship with Him, then, perhaps, you feel that the Church will help to give you that and so you feel that you have to go to church every week. If you feel that God is truly in your heart, then what difference does it make whether you go to church or not?
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• United States
9 Oct 09
great answer thanks
@owlwings (40838)
• Cambridge, England
10 Oct 09
I should have said that there are many reasons why people go to church. One very valid reason is that most churches are social centres and, whatever one's beliefs, being part of a community is, of itself, worthwhile for some.
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• Bangalore, India
10 Oct 09
Yes. This is one of the valid reason to go to church.
• United States
9 Oct 09
If you skip it then yeah it is kinda bad, Because from personal exp I have noticed some sundays I just wanna sleep in and skip the service but I drag my self up and out and when its over im so glad I did, its usually one of the best services and it motivates me to get threw another week, If your really sick like contagious you naturally should not go but if your just feeling bad there is no better place to go really!
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@Fulltank (2895)
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
previously, I go to church I think twice at most (in a year). Thats not until I meet my wife, who comes from a very religious family. I guess some people do make am impact on your life as from then until now, I do attend the church every week with my family.
@TrvlArrngr (4056)
• United States
9 Oct 09
I try to go each week. If I have to work or get sick then it is ok. My intentions are good
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
10 Oct 09
I would go to church every week and I do unless there is no one to care for my husband who is an invalid. If I cannot go then, one of my friends will bring a Cd of the services so I can listen to it. Luckily the church now has a lift for the power wheelchair so that we both can go to church, but now it is icey and I have to get some salt or sand for our sidewalk. I do a bit for the church, but cannot do that much (have only so many apples on our tree and I got rid of them by giving them to a few of my church friends.) but since I have a husband who needs a wheelchair and needs constant care, I cannot do that much.
@Archie0 (4668)
10 Oct 09
I go to church at least every other week. I have been getting better at it though. I don't know a lot of people judge me like no other because of the things they all find out about.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
10 Oct 09
It is not right to criticize someone who is trying to improve. People seem to think that when you become a Christian or a better Christian that suddenly you become all pious and start praying five times a day, quote Bible verses, stop gambling, or whatever you did that was worldly. It takes time and we all have sins we fight against. The trouble is that the world does not realize that we have God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit to help us and we now have a new nature. They expect us to be like them and fail big time and go back to our old life. So it is sort of they want us to be perfect all at once, and yet they do not expect us to be and I sort of thing they want us to fail. So it is going to be a bit confusing. Good luck on your walk with Christ.
@codris (783)
• Italy
9 Oct 09
i don't go to the church, i go only at easter and christmas, beacause my parents want's me to go there with them, i don't trust pope and his "church".
• United States
10 Oct 09
Codris, with the pope reference, I'm guessing you grew up Catholic, like me. Just wanted you to know that you don't need to give up your entire faith because you disagree with Catholicism. I had a falling out with that division of Christianity many years ago now, when I was a teenager. It took me several years of trial & error, but have finally settled in with a Methodist church. I won't tell you I go all the time because I don't, but I have found great peace & solace there when I do. It is the purest forms of Christianity (and what I remember growing up) without all the "crazy rules" (well, I think so, at least) of Catholicism. It still took me several years after to stop appeasing my grandparents by letting them guilt trip me into attending their Catholic church on the holidays, but I'm much happier now that I've stopped going (and resenting) and they were actually very supportive, so perhaps, your parents would be too if you found a new church. Prayers of happiness & joy to you! :)
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
20 Feb 11
Hi.16Sissy16. I have not been to church since June or July of 2009. I have not attended service since, 2006. Church should be in you. Church going is just only a building that you walk into. I live for God everyday and when I don't go to church I still in a sense is still attending church some how.
@shanta25 (32)
• United States
22 Oct 10
I go to church every week. Twice on Sundays and Wed night. I try to attend every service unless I am sick or one of my children are sick. Church is very important to my family. I dont like to miss church because I feel like we are missing important messages or information that will help me with my daily walk. I also try to stay very involved with church activites.
@marcmm (1806)
• Malaysia
10 Oct 10
sadly to say, i don't go to church everyweeks. Not that I don't want but I just can't. Working on shift rotation make me work on Sundays which cost me my attendance to church. But whenever I had my day off or not working I will surely go to church a with my wife and son as long as they both healthy to go to church. I won't go if my wife or my son sick at home. I need to take care of them.
@sezziek (28)
11 Oct 09
Hi Sissy16, As a Christian I go to church usually which is no hardship as I love going to church.It's great to worship God and meet with others, but I did not go this morning as I was feeling unwell (going down with a cold) and my baby was as well and I didn't want us to infect anyone. This was not a problem- I will look forward to going next week. I am really blessed as I get to hear the sermon online on the church website
@eowens (10)
• United States
11 Oct 09
I believe that Church is there for fellowship with other people who share your beliefs. Of cours, it is also there to teach us the details of our Christianity or whatever religion we are. I belive that skipping is something that is between you and God. God designed us to need that fellowship to keep us on track with his purpose for our lives, but there are times of sickness, etc when it is better for you to stay home and rest. There is no need for you to go to church and share your germs with your church family.
• United States
11 Oct 09
Years ago, when I became a new Christian, I attended church constantly. I lived a half hour drive by interstate highway from my place of worship. I went three times a week, sometimes more, if we had revivals or special services. During that time, over approximately seven years, I think I attended all but one service (including special services). Afterwards, I got so burned out, I quit going altogether. For several years now, church has been absent from my life. God has been present, but as far a church attendance is concerned, I was absent. My life is lacking some of the things I enjoyed and needed as a church member, so I went back to the same assembly as before. However, I use caution and wisdom in my scheduling of attendance. I have a high stress level due to PTSD and need to structure my life to allow for the effects it causes. From my experience, it is better to balance church attendance with my life. Although I cannot tell you what to do, examine your life and yourself. It is really up to us as individuals to understand if we are conjuring up excuses just to play hookie, or if we have a need to back away at times. Church attendance and activities can be much like anything else we do, whether it is playing tennis, taking classes, or working. To avoid overdoing, we must find a balance. It is a balance of keeping our spiritual selves alive and fully fed by the truth and doing too much due to the pressures that are placed upon us. In addition, I would warn you not to let others pressure or guilt you into perfect attendance. By all means, go as often as you feel the need. The most important thing is that you seek God with ALL YOUR HEART. It is a relationship that God desires with us, not a religious experience. God wants you to want to be with Him, coupled with worship, the word, obedience, faith, and fellowship, just to name a few things. When you are not able to go, just be sure to continue in these things and fervently seek a fellowship with Him. Be blessed.
@Hazelrose (2182)
• Philippines
11 Oct 09
Hi 16Sissy16,Yes i go to church not once but twice a week.Even if i am sick as long as i can stand and walk.No matter what happens, i will... til the rest of my life.Thanks and more power!
• United States
10 Oct 09
I agree with some of the others. It isn't about you being at church everytime the door is open. It's about your own PERSONAL relationship with God. Going to church of course is a way to go and worship Him and give Him a little bit of YOUR time, as He gives us ALL of his time and attention. He takes care of us day in and day out, so the least you can do is take some time out of your week and worship him. Even if you can't go to church, quiet time with Him is important.
@rrw410 (126)
• United States
10 Oct 09
I go to church every week, unless I am really sick. If I have a passing cold I just stay home to recover rather than spreading it to everyone else. I do a lot at my church, too, so I try not to get sick or someone else will have more work to do!
@offlimits (599)
• Philippines
10 Oct 09
Oh my God, I feel guilty right now :( I think it has been over a month since the last time that I attended mass, and honestly, it doesn't make me feel okay at all. I know it's wrong to skip mass, most especially if I do other things instead of going to church. Not being able to go to church really makes me feel bad. I just hope God would forgive me.
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
10 Oct 09
I visit the temple daily to offer my prayers. This is my daily routine for years now. Even when i am sick or the weather is not good like its raining i adhere to my schedule. The only time i need to omit this is when i am travelling and dont find a temple around the place i have stayed.
• United States
10 Oct 09
I do not go to church. I do not beleive in the holy sprit or god. So I dont go. I have gone before I went to alot a different churhes but I just felt it was not right for me. The reason I did not think it was for me is becouse the preist could never awnsewer my ? that I asked. I do not judge peope that go so I hope you dont judge me. My husband is christion so you can tell that I do ot judge peple on there religion. So I hope you will not judge me. Happy Mylotting
@anthony89 (154)
• United States
10 Oct 09
Actually I do not go to church at all since I rejected religion. I don't believe that not going to church is a bad thing. If I still believed in religion then yeah I'd go to church no matter what but in this case I wouldn't. Hopefully no one get's offended from this.
@mdvarghese (1789)
• Bangalore, India
10 Oct 09
I will make it a point to go every sunday for the mass with my family.