So I went to another church’s evening gathering tonight. Common Ground, from Cranford Alliance Church.
It was a very different atmosphere than what I am used to, though I was told this was a special night with a very (very) traditional service in honor of an older pastor who was moving away. Sort of a last hurrah, I suppose. Even still, it was a nice change of scenery. A much slower paced service than I am used to. There was a guy on a standard piano who handled most of the music, though there was a bassist and an acoustic guitarist. And it was almost all hymns… many of which I had never heard of, and I later found that the person leading, Mike, also was unfamiliar with… awesome. 🙂
There was a time of prayer. Very laid back and peaceful overall. I enjoyed it, even if it was a rare service for them as well. It’s sometimes nice to get away from all the lights and loud music and get somewhere quiet and simply peaceful. It’s also nice to go somewhere where I don’t have to work “the show.”
I spoke with Mike for quite a bit afterwards. He asked me about Christ Fellowship and The Bridge and stuff. I feel bad, cause when I start talking about church, and even moreso The Bridge, I just go on and on and on. It’s not that I want to be all, “look at us, we’re cool.” I’m just genuinely excited that God would use a knucklehead like me to be a part of all this exciting stuff happening in Elizabeth. And I talk about it… a lot. Sorry, Mike for rambling.
I’m going back in 2 weeks again.