This reminds me of my family's experience moving to a new area when I was a teenager. We visited around to many different churches before settling on a church home. We spent a few months going to a huge mega-church, but found it hard to get to know people. In the end, we settled on the church that we had begun referring to as "that super-friendly church." The first Sunday we visited, we met at least five people who spoke to us both before and after the service, and had three seperate offers for lunch after (and this was with a family of 6!). My parents and sister are still attending that church 10 years later, and have developed many close friendships and meaningful relationships. Even though it was a bit overwhelming for me as an introvert to have so much "friendliness" from strangers (I always hate when churches ask first-time visitors to stand - if it's my first time, I don't want everybody staring at me!), it was nice to see a church where the members genuinely care about every person who walks through the door, visitors, regular attenders, or long-time members.
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