Went to a Wesleyan fellowship breakfast

by Undecided 10 Replies latest jw friends

  • Undecided

    I kind of enjoyed going and having breakfast with the group of men. Each one told his story of who he was and his religious feelings. No one questioned my JW background after I told them of my history and that I was looking for the "truth" again. There were some from other churches and they didn't try to convert them to their church. There were only ten people at the breakfast and we just talked and enjoyed ourselves. There are only about 20 or so that attends this little church.

    Ken P.

  • nicolaou

    So, were there no women at this breakfast?

  • lovelylil


    I am glad you enjoyed it. Lilly

  • Undecided

    There were no women at the breakfast, they had their get-to-gather last week.

    Ken P.

  • nicolaou

    Separately? Really? And you're happy with that? Don't get me wrong, men and women need time to be with their own gender but to institutionalise it seems a bit backward.

  • LittleToe

    Its quite common to have separate and mixed gender meetings like that. I don't go for them myself (been to a couple to try them out), but I can see how it might be easier to talk around the campfire if there are no womenfolk around. All in a totally non-brokeback way, of course, not that there's anything wrong with that

  • avidbiblereader

    Sounds like fun and especially no one judging you for your beliefs, maybe I ought to give it a try.


  • truthsearcher

    Men's Breakfasts are a common feature in the evangelical circle. I think they like to get together and consume lots of high cholestrol food without their wives saying "You're not actually going to eat all THAT are you?" At our last church, they got in a chef to do the meal--the guys just, pardon the pun, ate it up!

    Of course, the spiritual aspect is important too, and often they will have a devotional (someone sharing some thoughts from the Bible) or talking about spiritual journeys/relationships.

    My hubby likes to go, it might have something to do with my low-fat health-nut cooking ("What, we're having beans and kasha for supper AGAIN???) Poor guy!

    Anyway, for those of you still interested in the Bible, give it a try.

  • mia_b

    I dislike anyone who sections off men and women.

  • Stephanus

    It's not "sectioning off". As mentioned, most churches have men's and women's groups, and mixed. You can choose which one you go to. They don't demand that everyone attend the same 5 one-size-fits-all meetings. It's actually about having choices, something that Dubs never had offered to them.

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