The latest feature on from the sticks to the bricks and back again, First Sunday, pays tribute to the Baptist tradition of First Sunday. Attending First Sunday services always invoked a sense of joy and community in me while also reminding me to be grateful for what it is.
I am a Catholic girl, who has observed the Islamic holy month of Ramadan on multiple occasions and joined the Baptist Church by accident but stayed for years because I liked it. Currently, I attend church only on demand – baptisms, weddings and funerals. If I have to identify myself religiously I would say I’m a non-practicing Catholic/Southern Baptist with Muslim tendencies.
The focus of this feature will be gratitude and the recognition of God’s grace at work in my life. And as might be expected from a non-practicing Catholic/Southern Baptist with Muslim tendencies and lots of opinions, I might veer off onto commentary on contemporary religious issues or share some of my experiences with organized religion.