Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Yesterday we found out that, due to economic reasons, our church will be closing in the next month or so.

I've been going to this church for fifteen years.
I met my husband in this church.
I got married in this church.
Had my children in this church.
Went through my unemployment and my husband's unemployment in this church.
Went through two bouts of Ken's cancer in this church.
Last year after Ken's surgery, when we had no idea how we were going to pay for Christmas, the people of this church gave my family an awesome Christmas.
My children adore so many of the people in this church and they are adored right back.
This church has been family to us.
I dread telling the kids.
I'm just sad today.


  1. My heart goes out to you! We've only been in our current church for 4 years, and we're totally in love - I can't imagine losing it, so I *certainly* can't imagine losing one I'd been with for so long and through so much!

  2. :( That sucks for you and your fam, Beth. Sorry you are losing such a big part of your life. Hopefully, the community aspect of the church will still be a part of your life in the future.

  3. I'm SO sorry to hear that! I know that is going to be so tough for you and your family to come to terms with. Like Jenn said, I hope that your church family will still be there for each other, it sounds like an amazing community of people. Big hugs your way!!

  4. Some Church groups meet in various people's homes on a rotating basis. Is that a possibility for your core group of fellow Church members. Things will turn out OK I am sure.