- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
I am not a “religious” person, although I would consider myself spiritual. I was baptised in a Protestant “Church of the World” (a non-denominational church) and stopped going when I was 5 because it interfered with my dance competitions. Fi was raised Catholic, but never developed a strong connection with the church; I think he felt like it was forced upon him.
As someone who never regularly attended church, some people might find it odd that I have a sudden desire to expore different religions, but I really do. I think it has more to do with wanting to raise our future children with some understanding of God and religion than our wedding…we are lucky enough to have a friend who is an ordained minister (non-denominational) who will be marrying us.
My question is, how do you even go about doing this? I’m not trying to start a debate, but fi and I both have personal reasons to not join a Catholic church, and I think a non-denominational church would be best for us, but how do you find one? And do you just, like, show up? I really don’t even know where to start.
I would go to our friend’s church (the one who is marrying us) but he lives pretty far away and we’re hoping to find a church to “join” (I don’t know the exact terminology) and go to regularly, not someplace that is an hour and a half away.
Any insight or advice would be greatly appreciated!