And the answer?
Not to be!!
....Mennonite that is!
Many of you know I have been fellowshipping with the Mennonite church here in Deloraine since I moved here last July. I have enjoyed my time with them and the opportunity to attend a conservative Mennonite church, but just after Christmas I was feeling the need to take a break and reassess which way I was headed.
And after much prayer and deliberation I have come to the conclusion that the Mennonite way is not for me. My biblical beliefs line up most with the Anabaptists, but I do have a problem with some of the Mennonite church rules (they call them guidelines, but they are rules nonetheless, regardless of what you want to call them), and they are expected to be abided by.
So, although I will miss the dear friends I made there (although I think that as I did not choose their way they may no longer consider me a 'dear friend'), I will - and have told them so - continue to extend the hand of friendship to them.
So, once again, I am looking for a church to call home - I'm sure many of you can relate to that.
I have attended the Brethren church - and found it a bit too 'casual' for me (but then I guess after attending the conservative Mennonites, most churches would seem 'casual').
This morning (being Sunday) I attended the Baptist church. I think I will give it a try for awhile and see what I think.