ugh. My daughter has been going to AWANA with her best friend every week for the last 6-7 months. I let her go because she wanted to and it meant extra time with her best friend plus as a Christian family, I knew they would also be teaching her more about Christ.
Now before I go further let me clarify, we are a Christian Family but we do not attend any one church and we do not consider ourselves a part of one denomination or another. We attend church community events for the most part and a services here and there.
tonight was the end of year Social for AWANA so as a family we went. We enjoyed the food, other than it was REALLY late being served and we sat down for the awards. The awards turned out to be a church popularity contest. One of the pastors kids was in EVERY group. They gave an award for things like 'friendliest, most compassionate and best sport and then awards for merit and a few other awards like, 'Best Clubber'. By the end my 5 year old was in tears because she got jack squat. She was the ONLY kid in her club group to not get something. Just because we are not church members and not on the 'favorites list'.I learned my lesson. No more church clubs for my baby. She was punished because her parents choose not to attend a church regularly and I was reminded of how shallow churches as a whole can be. I would have hated for them to have acknowledged a child who's parents were not members. It might have made us want to come more often.
Is it like this at all churches or just the ones I ever manage to visit? Seems like every time I try to give a church more than just a visit here and there they remind me why I avoid that. Members always come first... even if you come all the time-if you aren't a member you mean nothing.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:44 PM on May. 22, 2013 in Religion & Beliefs
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Don't even get me started on Awanas. My son went to a awanas at a former church. An incident happened and I promised I would never set foot into that church again. It's been 5 years and even though my parents have invited us back several times, I refuse to go.
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