Sunday, September 10, 2006

seven oaks?

well, tim and i have finally decided to find a church in abbotsford after a year of commuting to PPAC. last week and today we went to seven oaks alliance...sticking with my alliance roots. it's a big church. we filled out a "i'm new" type card and put it in the offering and got a call from a pastor so that was nice. but after this morning, it's weird to not have one familiar face when you go to church. yes, yes...it's only day two. but they were talking about the kick-off sunday bbq taking place on the 24th and i was thinking, "i know that we should go to that to try and meet people but i don't want to go." augh. the pastor who'd called (he left a message) said to call him if we have any questions. maybe i'll call this week and ask about their young adults/young marrieds stuff going on. the website says that there's a young married equipping class on sunday mornings but i hadn't seen any info like that in the bulletin. if you know anyone who goes to seven oaks and would like to welcome someone new, let me know. ;)

5 comments:

joy said...

we completely know how you feel. We decided to leave our church and have found a new one and the first couple of weeks was awkward, but then today (after our fourth time there) we saw four different people who remembered our names. We're going to get involved with some sort of small group because we've found that the easiest way to meet people.

hannah b said...

so what made you choose seven oaks? i used to go there sunday nights... if you're looking for another GREAT amazing church filled with amazing people, you could try South Abbotsford, MB. it is so great. :) i loved it and know many people there who would love to connect with you.

hannah barkey said...

http://happyhannahbarkey.blogspot.com/

hannah barkey said...

beccaaaa how do i edit the links on the side of my page so i can have links to your page? just trying out the blogspot... gotta have something for the parents to read.

Laurie Trueman said...

Hi Rebecca - I have to doublecheck on this, but I believe the daughter of my previous choir director is on staff at Seven Oaks. Her first name is Diane (she used to be Diane Bendle, but got married and I can't quite remember her husband's name). She went to school in BC, ended up meeting her husband out there, and then got her job there. I'll keep you posted. Aunt Laurie