Sunday, May 30, 2010

Is it a Church Function?

I sat in the parking lot of the baseball park facing the Church.  I was to attend an event at the Church with some friends.  It was an event I wanted to go to, with friends I was happy to see.  But, it has been so long since I have been in a church, I was a bit nervous. 

As I sat there I saw someone park in the minister's proscribed spot.  Then I saw a group of teenagers show up, teenagers make me nervous.  Perhaps I was in the wrong place, maybe I would be walking into a Church function. 

I sat in my car in the parking lot next door to the Church and waited until I saw my friends arrive.  They arrived at the appointed hour.  I got out and entered.  My nostrils assaulted with musty bible smell.  It was, thankfully, a Unitarian Church, so it wasn't like there were crosses with Jesus hanging around.  It was really just a big building.

My friend was already in the multi-purpose room, so I didn't immediately see her once I walked through the doors.  I saw a sign that announced all the Church activities for TODAY.  Crap Monkey, I have been suckered into a Church event.  My friend is going to save my soul. 

Nervously, I peak into the room, and I see her.  She is 6' tall, so easy to spot.  She waves and welcomes me in.  I walk over, a bit relieved, because it is just a room of people playing games.  She introduces me around and chastises me for not having my knitting on my person.  It was in the car. 

As I scampered out to the car to get my knitting, much relieved that things were as they were to be, it dawned on me... her Facebook profile says she is Buddhist.  I didn't need to worry in the first place.  The folks organizing the event really were just borrowing the space.

The event as a whole was worth the price of admission.  More on that tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. i'm glad it wasn't what you were expecting it to be. one of my friends is UU. she was telling me what the services were like. she's really involved with her church. she also likes learning about judaism from me because she incorporates it in her teaching.