We just moved to a different state 3 months ago. So we are in the process of finding a new church home right now.
Before we got married, DH was a Methodist and I was a Baptist. After we got married and I moved into his house (which was 2 hours from where I lived and worked), he was already a member of the FUMC there, so I joined the Methodist church with him. There was a HUGE falling out in that church--pastor had an affair with a choir member, etc, etc. It was a huge mess, and though it was no fault of the Methodist faith it left a bad taste in my mouth for Methodists because of the way the entire situation was handled. Shortly after that we moved away, visited several churches in our new city and fell in love with a Presbyterian church we visited. So we both joined the Presbyterian church and even had our DD baptized there.
Now we are in the same boat again of finding a new church. The Presbyterian church here is very small and doesn't have many young couples and even fewer children in it--so that is out. We have been visiting the First Baptist and the First United Methodist churches. Both are wonderful churches--lots of couples our age, lots of young children for our DD to grow up with, both have incredible preachers. We find ourselves leaning toward the Methodist church simply because most of the friends we have made here go there. It's my fault we haven't joined yet. I still can't get over how the above situation I explained was handled. I know it is all in my head, it's not the Methodists as a whole that were the root of the handling of the situation it was that ONE church. So, I just need some P &PTs that I can just let all that go and we can get on with our new church family that we have chosen!!! TIA!
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