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If you normally attend church, they have your contact info, they know you have chronic health issues and... drop out for a few months, is it normal for them to totally ignore you and not try to contact you in any way?
Doomflower · 36-40, M Best Comment
It depends on how connected you are to people in the church. If you don't have many close friends or aquaintences and don't do much in the church they may assume you dropped out or moved on.
purplepen · 51-55, F
@Doomflower That is very likely. I never had a chance to get to know thru because I had a collapse attack on Easter Sunday and then everyone kept away from me. I will give them a chance and see how they respond to a polite letter.
Doomflower · 36-40, M
@purplepen maybe they think you have demons
purplepen · 51-55, F
@Doomflower Probably that too.

Midnightoker1 · 61-69, M
Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cabbage.. Lettuce pray........ I'll get my coat.
purplepen · 51-55, F
@Midnightoker1 That sounds like Our Lady of the Fields.
Midnightoker1 · 61-69, M
purplepen · 51-55, F
@Midnightoker1 My dad used to tell a joke where the pastor saw the weeds in the church garden and said, 'Let us spray.'
gregloa · 61-69, M
Call one of the elders. Let them know. Ask to be on the prayer list. Go back as soon as you can.
purplepen · 51-55, F
@gregloa Yes. This is what I'm doing. I've also let them know I have chronic health conditions that sometimes hinder me from attending.
ImKelsey · 22-25, F
Better than some 'cultish' group demanding to know "Where's Purplepen!".
purplepen · 51-55, F
@ImKelsey That's true. I want to give these people a chance because a lot of them seem to be genuine.
Pfuzylogic · M
A church is run by its Pastor and normally a group of elders.
I am sorry you felt abandoned.
MarineBob · 56-60, M
If you send them cash they may
HatandCloak · 31-35, M
I would caution joining any group think social club whether it's church, AA and other support groups. When something happens like real problems, all of a sudden you don't have their support any more 😆
NiftyWhite · 46-50, F
depends if they need a donation or not.
purplepen · 51-55, F
@NiftyWhite Unfortunately I was starting to think that way. But the pastor just broke that idea when he preached, 'God doesn't need you to pay for things.' There are some very crooked people in this world and unfortunately some of them are in religion. But I don't want to be unkind to the genuine ones.
Jeeze! No. At least not around here.
purplepen · 51-55, F
@AmbivalentFriability Maybe it's a big city thing. In a big city there's more rushing around and being preoccupied.
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Normal or not, it's a pretty callous thing to do. So, either you slipped between the cracks or they need better leadership
purplepen · 51-55, F
@ImperialAerosolKidFromEP LOL - yes, slipped between the cracks. That's OK. People don't always know what to do with one another.
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purplepen · 51-55, F
@MartinTheFirst I delete unhelpful or unkind comments.

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