After work today, I visited a Friday night fellowship of one of the churches in which I am interested. Clarence (see my entry Day 5: The New Friend) recommended Boon Church to me since it is where he attends. With the small, intimate, and quirky atmosphere, I absolutely loved it; the relationships reminded me so much of my beloved Bridge group, only a little larger, and the gender divide definitely skewed male. In addition, it has been a while since I've had real, in-depth Bible study too, so it was refreshing to dive into the Scriptures this evening; I really enjoyed the small group environment and casual but intense interaction.
After a good hour of loitering (can I get an amen from all my AACH peeps?), the group invited me to hang out at their worship leader's residence in Long Island, where we stayed until almost 2 a.m. (starting to see a trend here?). It was strange entering a true suburbia after my urban immersion, much less an actual house, but in a way, this too felt exceedingly familiar. His maze of a home was a true party pad: huge flat-screen television, pool table, dartboard, ping-pong table, board games, cards, musical instruments, plenty of seating, and all sorts of random knickknacks. However, the absolute icing on the cake was....when they broke out the BANG! cards. I am taking it as a sign. Seriously, could this church be any more perfect for me? I will attend their service this Sunday and find out. I'm still doing my due diligence and looking into a few other places, but hopefully I'll be able to find a home church within the month, and this seems like a likely candidate!
|The centerpiece of the Boon Church altar.|
|Sweet bachelor pad of a basement. Other features: pool table, ping pong table, dartboard, board games.|
|Anyone recognize this little card game?|