Sunday, December 28, 2008

What would you do???

We are looking for a new church.  This morning we wanted (ok, I wanted) to try a church near our home.  We arrived and went into the sanctuary.  We were promptly escorted out and asked to take the little kids to the children's worship service.  Normally we keep them with us until we decide we want to attend the church we are visiting.  However, we took them to the registration desk and got temporary tags and directions to the gym.  We also had to assure them several times that Kaylea is 8 and should be with the other kids.  So, we arrive at the gym and register them there as well.  We ask about a class for high schoolers and are assured the sermon is appropriate for the 2 high schoolers!  We arrive back at the sanctuary and are then escorted to the *wiggles and giggles* room because we have Rubea.  Well, Rubea LOVES church and will sit nicely and listen or play quietly in my lap, since we of course forgot her wheelchair.  We find a seat on a bench that is just big enough for the 4 of us and sit down.  We make it through about 5 minutes of sitting in there.  It was HOT and LOUD!!!  I do not enjoy such chaos!!  I know, I have all these kids and can't deal with chaos.  I can deal with chaos in my home with my kids, but not during church.  :-)  Sorry, just being honest.  The downstairs is packed so we decided to head upstairs.  We are up there about 10 minutes and several ushers passed us, looked at us and kept going.  Finally, an usher comes and kneels beside me and tells me that the *Pastors* require them to send us to the *wiggles and giggles* room or take the kids to the nursery!  Of course he comments on how well behaved my baby is during this conversation.  I tell him the *room* is full and hot and that I will not be leaving her in the nursery.  He wants to know why I am opposed to the nursery and I tell him she is disabled.  Oh, that is a shame he tells me!!!!!  However, I must go sit with her in the nursery, go sit in the *room* where there are now no more seats, or leave!!!!!  What would you have done????

Blessings!!

8 comments:

Lynn said...

We would have left. Doesn't sound like a good fit for you guys, keep looking sista. I'm sure you will find the perfect Church for you.

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Mommy to those Special Ks said...

I most definitely would have left, that's ridiculous. I can understand if Rubea were crying or being loud, but if she's sitting there quietly they need to leave you alone.
How are you supposed to concentrate on church if you're worried about Rubea in a nursery? I never left Kennedy when she was a baby either.
Good luck on finding the right church for your family! I hate church hunting, but man, when you find the right one, it's awesome!

Ode said...

Ummmm. I would have packed up the whole family and left the moment they told me my kids couldn't be with me during the church service. Hannah and Ryan used to go to Children's Church (they are dismissed after worship) but they suddenly quit wanting to go and will cry and cling to us. So they stay with us in church. I figure they will go when they are ready. They are perfectly quiet during church. I am shocked that there is a church that makes all children leave. I can see asking them to leave after they are a disruption but not before. Don't go back!! Anyway, that is MY advice. :-)

Barbie said...

By the way, the previous comment was from me, not Ode!! haha!! I am on my son's computer and was apparently signed on to his google account. :-)

shelly said...

I think you should have put all of th kids in the nursery, gone to the sanctuary, sat on John's lap and started your "wiggles and giggles.."

Just a thought ;)

Beverly said...

I would have left and written a note to the pastor! He must get distracted by children but that is not appropriate to kick kids out.

Mary said...

Hmmm...not much a a loving feeling. I say keep looking for a Church to call "Home"...this one is definitely not 'it'!