Protestant Community Church

★★★★☆
  • 100 Stokes Rd

    Medford, NJ 08055

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  • 609-654-4220

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Dear Cheryl M.(review below),
It's regrettable that your experience here was so devoid of meaning. I agree with you that this is a pretty place to get married. However, like most churches, if all it ever is is a pretty place to get married and/or have children baptized, I doubt if it can ever be truly beautiful.

I'm not sure what it means to "expand your spirituality," "grow in worship," or "evolve your soul." They sound good, if not a little vague. I'm sure phrases like these sell lots of whatever for vendors who like to market themselves as Christians. It's fair of you to say that this church doesn't spend a whole lot of time addressing these things. Then again, neither does the Bible, frustrating as that may be.

You're also right to point out that this church is like a country club- at least in some respects: we are fairly materialistic. We care about what people are wearing, where they live, what they're eating, and so on. Jesus seemed concerned about such material things: clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, feeding the hungry, and so on. I'm not pretending we couldn't be better at these. May we never pretend such things.

Again, you're right that children are second-class citizens at this church. In fact, we are a church full of second-class citizens. If we were better people I suppose we wouldn't need to be here. Alas, that is not the case.

Lastly, as a pastor, I confess that I am not all that interested in people who are looking for a place to spend their Sunday mornings. I am, however, very interested in people who are looking for a place to spend their lives, particularly if it involves spending it on something other than themselves. Truthfully, we're not always great at that here either, which is why we gather together on a regular basis to marvel at a God who is. You are always welcome to join us.

Sincerely,
Rev. Andrew Cannan

PROS: Plenty of second-class citizens
CONS: Evolving souls are few and far between

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★★★★☆

Dear Cheryl M.(review below),
It's regrettable that your experience here was so devoid of meaning. I agree with you that this is a pretty place to get married. However, like most churches, if all it ever is is a pretty place to get married and/or have children baptized, I doubt if it can ever be truly beautiful.

I'm not sure what it means to "expand your spirituality," "grow in worship," or "evolve your soul." They sound good, if not a little vague. I'm sure phrases like these sell lots of whatever for vendors who like to market themselves as Christians. It's fair of you to say that this church doesn't spend a whole lot of time addressing these things. Then again, neither does the Bible, frustrating as that may be.

You're also right to point out that this church is like a country club- at least in some respects: we are fairly materialistic. We care about what people are wearing, where they live, what they're eating, and so on. Jesus seemed concerned about such material things: clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, feeding the hungry, and so on. I'm not pretending we couldn't be better at these. May we never pretend such things.

Again, you're right that children are second-class citizens at this church. In fact, we are a church full of second-class citizens. If we were better people I suppose we wouldn't need to be here. Alas, that is not the case.

Lastly, as a pastor, I confess that I am not all that interested in people who are looking for a place to spend their Sunday mornings. I am, however, very interested in people who are looking for a place to spend their lives, particularly if it involves spending it on something other than themselves. Truthfully, we're not always great at that here either, which is why we gather together on a regular basis to marvel at a God who is. You are always welcome to join us.

Sincerely,
Rev. Andrew Cannan

PROS: Plenty of second-class citizens
CONS: Evolving souls are few and far between

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This is a beautiful church to have a wedding. I was married there and all of my children were baptized there. It is a lovely little log cabin church. However, if you are looking to expand your spirituality or grow in worship, this is not the place to go. It's more like a country club. They place more emphasis on potluck dinners and fund raisers than they do on evolving your soul. And children are looked upon as second-class citizens. Get married here, but look elsewhere to spend your Sunday mornings.

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This is a beautiful church to have a wedding. I was married there and all of my children were baptized there. It is a lovely little log cabin church. However, if you are looking to expand your spirituality or grow in worship, this is not the place to go. It's more like a country club. They place more emphasis on potluck dinners and fund raisers than they do on evolving your soul. And children are looked upon as second-class citizens. Get married here, but look elsewhere to spend your Sunday mornings.

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