Our church is rebranding. This is new for me, because growing up, we went to the same church my entire life and it never changed. I even was married in that church. With the rebranding, we are establishing ourself apart from another church that we have been getting confused with. I think it’s a great idea. Without change, there cannot be growth. I am from a small country town. Even though I moved to a city, I still like my church small, but we all have room for growth.
God’s message is simple.
After years of searching for my “home church”, I have found it. I’ve been at Simple Church for about six months now. In that time, besides being allowed to drink all the coffee I could want, I have met people who are becoming like family. I’ve even been asked to help with providing refreshments for fellowship after church. This was a blessing, because I enjoy cooking and feeding others and providing a snack or meal, appeases that particular need.
Having moved 3,000 miles from where I used to call home, restarted my life, remarried, had another child, gone through some really difficult trials and now battling cancer, knowing there is a place, where I am accepted in my jeans, my tattoos and all my other short-comings, brings a sense of peace.
Every week, the message comes from the Bible. It’s straight-forward; can’t get any simpler than that. Prayers, contemporary music and singing fills the room as well. There’s a song, “Old Church Choir“, by Zach Williams that sums up my feelings.
If you’ve ever been to a church with a choir, you know they can project a lively happiness with an upbeat tempos and their voices. You are drawn in, want to be part of and appreciate the energy they are providing. Memories are created through the music.
Stepping into Simple Church gives me that feeling every week! Even when I was brand new to the church, I was welcomed. It just wasn’t an obligatory, “hello” by someone assigned to meet the ‘new people’. It was a genuine welcoming and caring that you were there.
It’s a church where I feel comfortable bringing my daughter. Having a tween child brings it’s own challenges. Knowing she is making friends, likes the children and their parents and wants to go instead of fighting me not to, says a lot too.
If there are little ones to consider, there’s a nursery for them to play and relax in during the service.
All in all, if you are looking for a small, community-based church, that offers genuine caring and compassion, with what I like to call a ‘come as you are’ mentality, then Simple Church might be the place for you.
If you are in the Solano County area, come check out 10:00 a.m. service. We’d love to meet you!