Do you go to church every Sunday? Or at least once a week?

United States
January 31, 2007 12:05pm CST
I'm just curious on how much people still see to it that they go to church and hear mass or hear the pastor preach every Sunday. Or any day of the day, depends on what day the service is held in your church. I am continously thankful to God for His blessings and though sometimes I feel like sleeping more on a Sunday morning the thankful feeling in my heart somehow takes over. It just feels so good that I know I am somehow back in track, for I have stopped going to church for 3months previously, I kinda lost the zeal but now I am back. How about you? Do you feel God's blessing showered upon you? And do you find answers to your questions whenever you ask guidance from Him?
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• United States
31 Jan 07
I used to when I was a child growing up, but now that I'm an adult, nope. I have WAY to much of a hectic life to even think about or try to go, nor do I want to. I was forced into that scene and hated every minute of it and I would never even do that again!
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• United States
31 Jan 07
Do you believe in God? If you do, do you believe He should be a priority?
• Guam
1 Feb 07
I'm an 18 year old currently residing in Malaysia, Petaling Jaya. I attend the Tamil Methodist Church in my area every week, and do try my best not to skip or miss any services or sermons. The reason i try my best to not miss sermons is because I believe that, the mere physical presence at church allows us, in a way, to be closer to God Our Saviour. As stated in the Bible, when there are two or three gathered in His Name, He will be present. As such, this would be the main reason I always make it a point to hit the sack early on Saturday's, and wake up early on Sunday's. The Fellowship that we enjoy with others in Church is also important, as it serves to motivate us throughout the week, and assist us at places of work and/or school. Hope I answered your query!
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
I Didn't go to church every sunday coz i'm not catholic.. but i have worship service that i've always attended every sunday its not a catholic church, its a Christian organization.
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@aneer72 (179)
• India
1 Feb 07
I never niss a service on sunday. When I look back over the years I have been growing more and more dependent on the church and my church brothers and sisters. It is a nice feeling to be amidst people who have the same kind of thinking and those who love the LORD with all theor heart.
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@Sir_bobby88 (8241)
• Singapore
1 Feb 07
Well i do not go to church every sunday or even once a week but i do go to church for some events like Oasis yea but i don't really believe in Jesus yea
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@lingli_78 (12834)
• Australia
1 Feb 07
i go to church every single sunday... i never missed it and i don't want to miss it... i love church so much and i find peace there when i meet fellow christian members... the body of christ... i never pass a day without saying thank you to God for what i have now and i always grateful for what i have... especially for the life that He has given to me... God Bless You...
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• United Arab Emirates
1 Feb 07
Before when I was in my younger years, I always go to church every sunday with my Family. But now, due to work, I almost forgot to go to church i Sunday, So i do now is even if its not sunday I visit a church a small talk with God is really important to me. Even if I am not in church I aways pray.
@neon2000 (2758)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
I do not hear mass every sunday. But it doesn't mean I don't like my religion. I just don't want to go to church without my voluntary attending.
@alchemistrx (2554)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
I go to church every Sunday and the days of obligations.I feel he has showered me enough blessings and I am thankful.
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• India
31 Jan 07
Of course. I used to visit church on all Sundays almost without fail. If at all failed it may be for a valid reason. I don't know whether GOD is giving me that thing or the other but I used to feel peaceful mentally and this peace lost long up to next Sunday. So in other words each Sunday I go there to recharge myself spirituall and mentally!
• United States
31 Jan 07
Right now we attend church at least once a month. I would like to attend more often. My husband likes to rest during the weekends as much as possible so attending church service every Sunday as a family is out of the question. I have been a churchgoer for many years. I believe it is important when living a life of faith to worship with others to renew and strengthen your faith. However, I do not believe you have to physically reside in a church building to appreciate the wonderful gifts of God'd blessings...I see them everyday when I look in the eyes of my children, listen to a beautiful song or look out of my window and look around our 3 acre farm...blessings are all around us!!!
@howard96h (11641)
• New York, New York
1 Feb 07
I am Catholic and for many different reasons I don't attend mass anymore. The last incident that really got me angry was on Ash Wednesday, I went to Church to receive Ashes and all that was there was a small table with a bowel of Ashes. It was self-service! Yes, do your own Ashes. Even if the Priest gave permission to a Sister (nun) to give the Ashes I would not have a problem with that - but to do it yourself? I walked out without the Ashes. I have no authority to give them to myself. Now what I do is I go to chruch in between masses. When it is quiet and no mass is going on. I feel happy doing this - this way now.
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
Really, how come they let you do the ashes?The priest should be the one to do that, not us because they are the ones who should fulfill the duty.
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@howard96h (11641)
• New York, New York
1 Feb 07
You are right, that is why I stopped going to mass. I still go to church but not mass. I visit and pray alone.
• India
31 Jan 07
I am a Hindu but i like jesus So, i will go to church once in a year on every christmas.
@Taski5 (35)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
Nice to know that, you'll like Him more if you read the book "Basic Instruction Before Living Earth" its a good book, try to read one. The oldest ones are written in Latin, translatd in greek then in english. I think there are also versions that was translated in your native tongue.
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
I'm glad you like Jesus.This is what I called inter religion loving.B-I-B-L-E for Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth.
@LittleMel (14033)
• Canada
31 Jan 07
unfortunately no. I don't belong to any religion. My husband and I believe God exists but we don't want to belong to a certain society to be a good person.
• United States
31 Jan 07
For me, it's not about being a good person. If you believe in God, and the Bible, it says that being a "good" person, or doing "good deeds" will not get you into heaven. In the Bible, Jesus says, "There is no way unto the Father but by Me." (Acceptance of Jesus as the Messiah - God's son- and choosing to accept his sacrifice to atone for our sins.)
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• India
1 Feb 07
Good thing to know your core belief! You will find there are many people like you with the same belief as you. You could and should be associated with others such as yourselves; after all, "Unity Is Strength", they say. If you are without society you are like the lonely tall grass, which can bend even under the smallest breeze. If you are united with a society/ group of similar belief as yours you will enjoy the combined strength of a bundle of tall grass tied together with strings, which will not buckle even when the hurricane comes. Therefore, if you are united with others with the "strings" of your common belief, you will all enjoy the combined strength & happiness, which even money cannot buy.
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
when i was still a single, i see to it that every sunday i will go to church. now that i am married woman and experiencing so much blessing i find hard time to go to church i feel so sorry for myself. God offers to me so manny blessing and yet i return less, i do really feel bad. i wanted to thank Him on the best way could. i wish this sunday i will be able to praise and thank Him for all the wonderful thing he does.
• United States
1 Feb 07
Yes it's sometimes really so weird that the more blessings we are getting the farther away we are from Him. Maybe because we never realize how blessed we are until we experience trials.
@hcromer (2710)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I don't go to church anymore at all. I haven't went to church in a couple of years now. I'm too lazy to go and I feel like a lot has gone wrong and I'm not sure how much faith I have.
• United States
1 Feb 07
Well we all go through that stage. But then as long as you are a Christian, you will never ever lose that faith, no matter how dark things may seem. You'll always find the light and the way back because you have Christ.
@marty3888 (2360)
• Acme, Michigan
31 Jan 07
we used to but somehow just got away from it. My girlfriend says she misses it and would like to start going again, but we work and just don't feel like getting up on Sunday.
• United States
1 Feb 07
That's also how I felt before, that's why I stopped going to church the past 3 months, but then eventually something will arise and you'll feel like God is calling you back. So I'm back to church every Sundays.
@foxxy26 (102)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
I go to church every Sunday. I just want my spiritual life to be healthy.. Sing praises and worship songs, mingle with fellow christians and hear God's message.
• United States
1 Feb 07
good for you, it is nice to hear that.
@JackLH (3)
• China
31 Jan 07
if you believe GOD,then GOD is here!I beliceve,sometimes.And people may have sixth sense
• India
1 Feb 07
Even if you do not believe or do not have sixth sense, God will still be there. Just because the air cannot be seen, does not mean the air is not there. Even when there is no breeze, just move your hand and feel the air. Similarly, if we believe, the more we can perceive.
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
I AM NOT LIKE EVERYONE WHO GOES TO CHURCH ON THE USUAL SUNDAY MASS NOR ANY GIVEN DAY FOR THAT MATTER.I AM A CATHOLIC BUT , AS THE WAY YOU PUT IT , MY ZEAL IS STILL INTACT. I STILL BELIEVE IN GOD AND HIS TEACHINGS. I TALK TO HIM ALMOST EVERYDAY OR EVEN WITHIN THE DAY BECAUSE I KNOW HE IS NOT UP THERE BUT HE IS INSIDE ME SINCE BIRTH AND UNTIL THE TIME I DIE. I HAVE IMBIBED HIS PRINCIPLES IN ME. I DO NOT WANT TO BE TAINTED BY WHAT MOST PRIEST SAY OR DO.AS LONG AS I PRAISE HIM AND I DO NOT HURT OTHERS AND DO GOOD DEEDS , I KNOW I AM BLESSED.MAY GOD BE WITH US ALL.
• United States
31 Jan 07
Well the most important thing really is having Him in our hearts. I used to not go to church too, with the reason that I have Him in my heart and I have my personal communication with Him constantly. But then when a friend of mine brought me to their retreat they told me that it is also important to go to church to have fellowship so as much as I can I try to do that.