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Seek Church Home

Date posted - February 25, 2014

Hi everyone I am new to town and would like to find a home church. I am not Catholic. I was hoping that everyone could give me their thoughts and opinions on the churches around here. I want to know about them and how welcoming they are, etc. I was thinking maybe 1st reformed. I don’t know many people so please give me honest answers.



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10 Responses to “Seek Church Home”

  1. Lee Ann says:

    My suggestion is to visit one church for a few weeks, see how friendly they are, if their beliefs match with yours. If its a great fit, you’ll know right away. If you feel isolated or they are staying in their own little group, it might not be a good match for you. I like a church where they see someone new and they meet you, introduce you to lots of people, help you get a good seat, everybody is smiling and enjoying the service and each other. First Reform is a nice group of people. I like the people at the Methodist church very well, but then I know more of them there. There’s Lutherans, Reformed, Methodist, Baptist, here in town, we have some nice Churches.

    • Justin says:

      I am the youth director at first reformed here in town. I really enjoy our home church. I think it’s important that you feel welcomed in the church. I definetly agree to go to churches where you feel welcomed by the people of the congregation. If you do make it to first reformed make sure you come find me, I’d love to meet you! Blessings on your search!!!

  2. Jon says:

    I second what LeAnn has to say. You should try a few churches out, attend services and figure out which one seems to be the best fit for you. It can take awhile, but it’s actually worth the time to spend a few weeks looking so that you can get to know what several churches have to offer, you can get to know members of the community as you attend services and maybe fellowship afterwards, and you can gain an appreciation for the beliefs, practices, and worship styles that each church adheres to. Though I don’t live in Sheldon anymore, I’ve been to several of the town’s churches, and they all have good things to offer. I’ve also had the opportunity to visit several churches in my current community, and it was a blessing to get to know people, to experience worship with everyone, and ultimately to find a church home in the process. For me, a traditional Lutheran service with adherence to liturgical practice is an important part of meaningful worship, and so I ultimately went to a church where the worship experience matched what speaks to me and was a place where I felt at home in the community of faith and where I can take an active role in the life of the church. Coming from relatively small congregations, I gravitated away from the biggest churches. Incidentally, don’t count out some of the small churches in the area, either. The Methodist and Reformed churches in Archer would be happy to have you visit, for example!

  3. dsa says:

    It’s easy to get caught up in the details, but don’t forget the goal is to worship God. He explains his requirements in scripture. We should be seeking to please God and not ourselves.

  4. biker says:

    Church is great! But its not like searching for a new or used car. Your convictions will bring you to the right place.

  5. Keni says:

    Hospers Presbyterian Church, very welcoming and you go home experiencing great fellowship and awesome delivery of the Word. We looked around for a long time also and this is really an awesome church family. No clicks…

  6. Kld says:

    Gospel meetings are being held in Room 519 Bldg. H at NCC each Sunday from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm March 2 – 23. Also at the Hull library meeting room each Tuesday, March 4, 11 and 18 from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Come and hear the gospel as Jesus taught.

  7. member says:

    I agree your faith should be your guide. You are welcome to come to Immanuel Christian Reformed Church (on Union Ave behind the high school) Sunday morning worship is at 9:30 followed by coffee and fellowship time with Sunday school for all ages at 11:00. Evening worship is at 6:00PM. There are also opportunities during the week like youth group, bible study, service projects.

  8. Heidi says:

    I recommend the 11:00 service at the United Methodist Church. Everyone there is very friendly and the praise team is awesome. I used to live in Sheldon and miss this wonderful church family. Give it a try and I know you will like it

    • Harriet Oleson says:

      Nels & I and the Ingalls recommend the Norwegian Lutheran in rural Walnut Grove. Its a bit of a drive – but you want to avoid the Dutch down in that neck of the woods….

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