For the third time, we climbed the gray-carpeted stairs to the sanctuary. A little non-denominational church had been on our list to visit and at last we got around to it. We were surprised and delighted to find that we really liked it.
As we climbed the stairs, I looked around for Eva, the pastor's wife. An amiable, outgoing woman, she had greeted us effusively on our first visit, overwhelming us with information and insisting that we fill out a visitor card. When we failed to complete this important duty, she went out of our way to find us in the sanctuary and remind us. To her dismay we never did get that visitor card filled out the first week, what with whining kids, greeting other people and heading home to get lunch.
The next week, I decided more of a priority must be put on meeting Eva's agenda so I looked for her when we got there. She spotted us and bustled over. I was delighted that she remembered us. I filled out her card then we chatted about small groups.
Today we attended their introductory meeting, getting information about the church. It's really a mix of types and beliefs, but they emphasize the things that are important. I found it refreshing after visiting churches who quibble about the most meaningless issues. This one welcomed anyone who wanted to worship Jesus without worrying about the unimportant details. I have a feeling we'll return!