Wednesday, March 31, 2004

I am single and the Church Missed the boat.

I think that pretty well sums it up. I was having a conversation with a friend of mine last night, and she said that exact thing, and , it stuck with me.
I can name off the top of my head, at least ten single people who feel this way. I can list off the top of my head, one church who is reaching out to those like me.
Those, who are late 20's+, who are single, and who need a place to belong; a place to worship, a place to fit in. A place to come together with peers and interact.
We are not in college, we are not young married's, or young families. We are one.
We work hard, focus on our jobs, we help family and friends, we cook meals for one. One.
We try to get involved in churches, but there is no group for us to be in.
Churches, are you listening?
You are missing a plethora of people, with skills and goals and dreams, and even needs. We don't want dinner groups to find mates, we don't want you to walk up to us at every wedding, and say "Maybe the next one will be yours." Do we do that to you at funerals? No.
More and more single adults are not attending churches and losing their place, and maybe even their faith; because they have no place to learn and grow and even just have a safe place to be.
So the challenge? Make room for us, don't ignore us until we get married. Don't try and squeeze us into the Young adult group, cas we just don't fit. Just make room for us.

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