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Tuesday
Jan122016

Community

Here is a good description of our church community, from the Presbytery effort a few years back to find out about the strengths of the different churches.  

"Church" doesn't end with the Sunday postlude at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia.

Much the entire worshiping congregation reconvenes in the second floor fellowship hall not simply for coffee, but lively interaction and the building up of this Christian community. It is not unusual to see groups of members and non-members engaged in discussions about all sorts of topics for an hour or more. Frequently discussions relate, not surprisingly, to controversial issues in the church, but because this congregation so strongly connects with one another in fellowship, "hot button issues" can be explored in ways that seem to be free from the "taking of sides" that too often causes division.

So what on first glance seems like just "another coffee hour" becomes an extension of a time of covenantal worship.