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spouse has christmas music church gig

My spouse has another Christmas music gig here. I’m in First United Methodist Church of High Point, NC, today.

Mighty nice in here.

(Images: one is of ceramic nativity in front of Christmas trees. The other is sanctuary view from the back.


I’m not much of a conventional church goer. I guard my beliefs rather closely but slightly hint about them sometimes.

With that said, especially in Latin America, I enjoy going into huge cathedrals, walking around quietly, and having a seat for awhile to meditate and soak in the atmosphere. Feel the whirl of time and history.

In spite of being contrarian, if somebody invites me to church, I usually go, unless I know ahead of time that’s it’s nuts in there. I can have a pretty good time anywhere for an hour or so.

church basement

For a moment, I was down in the basement of the church where I visited today for music reasons. I found a pool table, ping-pong, foosball, and a nearby refrigerator for my beer!

Palm Sunday music gig at Centenary United Methodist Church

Brian played clarinet and ocarina today at Centenary United Methodist Church.

Nice place. The current location dates back to 1969. We both felt fully welcome.

christmas cantatas

Fixin’ to hang out with some Methodists in High Point.

First United Methodist Church.

My spouse has a musician gig here.

blessing box

I have not seen one of these before. A “blessing box”. Take what you need, leave what you can.

It’s on the corner with Cumberland Road Church of God in Bluefield West Virginia, but I don’t know if it’s actually theirs.

I like their slogan, “a healing church for hurting people.” I hope it is so. This is not an endorsement. I trust very few churches.

door visitors

It hasn’t happened in a long time, but I usually enjoy when people come to the door promoting their church. I like a quick polite chat, take their literature, then call it done. All the while in the back of my mind I keep thinking, “you know you don’t want these two old fags stomping around in your church.” 😁

Well, some churches actually do want that, but I think the default is “rather not.”

I’ve actually been surprised a lot lately at the inclusiveness of some of them. I tread with care because it’s hard to get over the many injuries over the years.

bright church neon in the fog

Very dramatic looking beside the highway in the fog and darkness. It’s bright.

Bunker Hill Evangelical Congregational Church
2208 PA-72, Lebanon, PA 17046 USA

#jesussaves #bunkerhill #church #nativity #neon #neonsign

Brian pic then and now

Brian, approximately 1979, on the steps of the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bellegrove, Pennsylvania.

We took another pic on the same steps just today. Just forty years later.

church of file sharing

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