Post Number: 108
|Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:42 am: || |
I am going on vacation next week for a couple of weeks. Part of it will be in Michigan(near Battle Creek of all places) and I already know how awful the SDA churches in Michigan are.
My wife will want to attend SDA church both Sabbaths and I don't think this is negotiable. I mentioned that there is a nice Seventh Day Baptist Church in Battle Creek near where the Adventist church is why don't we try that on Sabbath and she was just silent(which probably means no).
The other half of my vacation will be in Montreal, PQ. I have a question. do any of y'all know what the SDA churches in Montreal are like? Are they all in French language rather than English(this might get me out of having to go as my wife doesn't know any French, though I do and she might just go anyway and ask me to translate) Are the SDA Churches in Montreal liberal enough that I might at least be able to tolerate it? Is there a Seventh Day Baptist Church in Montreal? Does anyone know.
Post Number: 3719
|Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 5:06 pm: || |
I have not been in Montreal since 1975. There are English ones and French ones. DO NOT ATTEND THE ONE near COTE DES NEIGE. It was at that church the people shunned me because my husband was not a doctor. They had their seats in the church and they would ask a person to move, even if the person is new and was there first. I do not know where the French churches are. Enjoy Montreal. I have not been back since I left. My son was born there. It is a gorgeous city.
(Message edited by Flyinglady on May 31, 2007)
Post Number: 118
|Posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 7:47 am: || |
Post Number: 3724
|Posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 7:53 am: || |
J'espere que vous avez un Bonne vacation a Montreal.
It has been 30 years since I learned French. I try to use it when I have the opportunity.
Have a lovely vacation.
Post Number: 119
|Posted on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 7:59 am: || |
Merci beaucoup, Diana.
Post Number: 7
|Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 6:44 pm: || |
Reb, just read your message, I don’t know if you have already left for vacation…
In Montreal there are French as well as English SDA churches (here’s the link of the Quebec Conference with the list of churches). http://www.sdaqc.org/reportchurchs.php?lg=en&OrgID=&OrgClassID=
I don’t know how liberal they are, the last time I went was 5 years ago. It was at Mont Sinaï and when I went out, I said it was the first and also the last time I would attend an SDA church in Montreal (Quebec or whatever…) because I guess all of them act the same.
The thing is that from the moment I came in to the end of the service, people where staring at me in a strange way. At the beginning I thought : ok, new face, it’s kind of curiosity. Then after several times standing to sing, I suddenly noticed that I was the only one with another girl wearing trousers. Aha… I got it ! (need to mention that she was a visitor as well).
At the end of the service, a bunch of girls ran into the washrooms with their bags, and came out wearing… trousers… I was kind of : Wow, but what’s going on here ?? I asked one of them why they were doing so, she answered that women are not allowed to wear trousers during service… Aha??? I didn’t know if I wanted to laugh or cry, it was such a pity… I was angry about it. I asked her then: but in winter sometimes, and quite usually, you have -30° celsius, you can wear trousers don’t you? No she replied, we must wear skirts or dresses. In the snow?!? I almost shouted horrified… (and because it was in winter and there was quite a lot of snow that day, I came on the bus, even lost my way, and couldn’t imagine wearing anything else than trousers). I was pretty shocked by this experience, asking myself how people coming to church to praise God could be so focused on something of no importance at all. I don’t know if things have changed meanwhile but I never attended no other SDA church in Quebec during my various stays overthere over the past 5 years, and now that I have left SDAism it surely won’t happen anymore.
Have a nice vacation and enjoy Montreal, nice city!!
Post Number: 5984
|Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 8:20 pm: || |
Hey, good to see you again, Liberty! How are things for you since we last heard from you?
Post Number: 133
|Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 8:54 pm: || |
Thanks, Liberty. I'll enjoy Montreal but find a way to not go to SDA church that day. My wife is SDA and will probably want to go.