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by Roy
19 Jun 2018, 11:48
Forum: Support
Topic: Obsession with the Stake
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Obsession with the Stake

I have written often about my families participation in other Christian churches. This is in contrast to our experience trying to participate in the activities of other wards. In my experience they (other LDS wards) have not been welcoming. I have felt like a party crasher. Our stake sits across a s...
by Roy
19 Jun 2018, 11:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.
Replies: 37
Views: 672

Re: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.

I had always thought Amazing Grace was not included because it was not thought to be doctrinally correct.
by Roy
18 Jun 2018, 16:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The New Inactives - Seniors
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Re: The New Inactives - Seniors

I think there are many members of the Church from all demographics going inactive. I always supposed those who had been committed to the gospel their whole lives, would remain active according to their health. Or at least more likely to remain active. Dad worked as a merchant marine and was away fr...
by Roy
18 Jun 2018, 16:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The New Inactives - Seniors
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Re: The New Inactives - Seniors

I have heard that a number of the older ladies will refuse calling in primary because they have already done their "time".

In some ways church participation can be like a job. We should not be surprised when people choose to retire. :lol:
by Roy
18 Jun 2018, 15:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I
Replies: 20
Views: 437

Re: How do I

The following article is from a Mormon anthropologist (a Mormon that works as an anthropologist). He applied some of his anthropologist training to SM with fascinating observations.

https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/pdf/081-20-27.pdf
by Roy
18 Jun 2018, 12:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Programmed Service Build Community?
Replies: 13
Views: 242

Re: Does Programmed Service Build Community?

Curt Sunshine wrote:
18 Jun 2018, 12:53
Yes, sometimes.

No, sometimes.

Hard to say ahead of time.
Time after time! :lol:
by Roy
18 Jun 2018, 11:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I
Replies: 20
Views: 437

Re: How do I

For the level of certainty, the spectrum runs Gnostic (I know concerning God) <-> Agnostic (I don't know concerning God). It could be said that one cannot "know" concerning God - however, that would be an ironic point coming from a Mormon. :lol: "...if I ask you to speak in sacrament your answer is...
by Roy
18 Jun 2018, 09:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Programmed Service Build Community?
Replies: 13
Views: 242

Re: Does Programmed Service Build Community?

What would an example of customized service be?
by Roy
18 Jun 2018, 09:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Programmed Service Build Community?
Replies: 13
Views: 242

Re: Does Programmed Service Build Community?

Having meals brought over makes me feel cared for and part of the ward community. I appreciate that my family has home and visiting teachers that I can reach out to. I do not need monthly visits, but I do know who they are and I am assertive enough to contact them when there is a need. The better so...
by Roy
17 Jun 2018, 09:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does it mean to council?
Replies: 36
Views: 795

Re: What does it mean to council?

I am still confused about what it means to council. I will throw out some possibilities and I would like some feedback. 1) A planning meeting to make plans/future decisions for the non-council Sundays. This could be where teaching assignments are discussed... also the content of what should be taugh...