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Is your church what you'd consider to be an "affectionate" church?

I get a greeting and a handshake each morning, but that's usually about it.

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My church is. We do shake hands but hugs are not uncommon among some members. generally women will hug the other women. Men usually just shake hands.

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That seems to happen a lot at my church too. May be more common than I'm thinking.
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maybe. I dont go hugging everyone, but some are more affectionate than me maybe. I just make sure I speak to everyone. Let them know im glad to see them. I think it would be hard to go to church where people didnt speak to each other.
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I like to think so. It's a smaller church so almost everyone knows everyone. We need more young adults, but there's a good spread of seniors, and parents with children, so it doesn't tend to swing one way or the other. We also try to have a lot of social events.

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At my church we all walk around and greet each other and everyone is always wiilling to talk and help one another.

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Do they have truck parking? Sounds like a good place to visit if I'm passing by on a Sunday
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Small home town church with a big parking lot!! I'm sure u could park it somewhere!
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I don't go to church, but of the ones i've been to i'de say no.

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Suzie17

What more do you want??

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Yes :) everyone watches out for everyone, like one big happy family

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Affectionate? No. Social? Quite. Most church goers go through the motions and responses and then leave but there are plenty of opportunities to get together and socialize. Our church is a very active community. Our children are adults now and we still bum around with parents of the kids from their grade school. Church is more than just religion. It should be a part of your life.

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jesus is with you

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Thanks. I believe that.
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After we found out the pastor was having an affair with a parishioner... I guess I would have to say, by definition, yes.

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I guess that is some people's definition of the word.
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JamesKaeberle


1 Thessalonians 5:26

26 Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.

To most people this may be to much. But I personally don't see why people don't at the very least hug each other. And if it's of the opposite sex they can hug from the side or not pressing their bodies together. And you should get to know everyone not just certain people. At one time years ago back in the late 80's we had a church of 330 people and I knew them all and they knew me.

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In most Arab nation kissing on both cheek is a way of greeting each other as much as shaking of hands in the west
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