The other day, I heard on the radio how the Two Rivers Church wants to “purge” members from the church because they sued the church over the church not allowing them access to the financial records. Now, I’m wondering why the church, or any church for that matter, has any right to say who can and cannot worship GOD in their house of God! Isn’t God the one who graced everyone with all that they have? I, personally, wouldn’t return to a church if I were in that situation, I mean, just the tension from fellow congregation members would be enough to make me feel awkward, but from the pastor too…Not an ideal situation to me.

I, actually, was banned from a church (West Meade Fellowship) a few months ago, because apparently the choir director can’t take constructive criticism. All I said was the music seemed a little slower than I had remembered. Just some background, I had attended this church for awhile, but once the pastor resigned, and started up another church, I went there (he keeps me awake during the sermons, pretty important I think!) and returned to that church to see about some money the church owes me pertaining to a missions trip we were supposed to take. I reserved the rooms, we weren’t able to go, and the hotel charged my card still, even after I begged and pleaded for a refund. Well, the day after I went to church, I received an message from the main choir singer on my myspace:

I have a lot that I would like to say but I’m going to condense it for the sake of time. I was very disappointed to hear of your comments to Kathy yesterday. Whether you like or hate the music at West Meade really is immaterial, your comments were classless and evil. How can you call yourself a Christian, then sit through a sermon in God’s house plotting your revenge against another believer like that? For your own benefit, you should take a long look at yourself. As a result of your actions, if you ever return to West Meade for any reason other than to apologize to Kathy and/or to appropriately worship, you will immediately be escorted off the property. As for your request for reimbursement – YOU rented the room in YOUR name, which means YOU are responsible to cancel YOUR reservation. YOU failed to do so and the church is in no way responsible for YOUR negligence. If you disagree, please feel free to hire an attorney to further pursue the matter.
Kevin Mills

I, for one, only said the music was slow, I didn’t say it was down right horrible, but it just amazes me how some people react!!! I’m one who, and I understand now that some people may not be, would rather be told something is a little off. Maybe I don’t notice or realize something about myself or what I’m doing, so I’d appreciate some feedback, so long as it’s in a helpful tone. I felt I was trying to help, not out to be evil and mean spirited, I really do have the best of intentions, unfortunately the people involved missed the boat on that one!

I did apologize to the choir director, turns out she was just having a really horrible day, and apparently, in her emotional state, it just got to her. I understood, we all have those days, however, I don’t understand Mr. Mills’ comments. What’s funny is my friend says her 4-year-old daughter plays church better than half the people at West Meade, and I fully agree!!!! Not that all the people there are bad, don’t get me wrong, there are some good people, I just thought people would be the most understanding in a church environment!!!!

Church is supposed to be where we all come together to worship GOD, and regardless of what we do, if we repent our sins, He will forgive us. Just my 2 cents on church!

Oh, I do love my church now, it’s small, we’re growing, but we’re all there for the right reason, to get right with our awesome GOD!!!!