Cheryl and I attended Northside Baptist Church here in Indianapolis. It's probably the largest Southern Baptist Church in the city - if not the state. But large churches in the North are not the size of large churches in the South. They had an 8:00 service for their youth as a send off to camp. They had 100 youth going to camp. They have a cool deal. A youth can invite an unsaved friend to go to camp with them and they get to go free. They have several youth saved every year at camp.
The music was great. They sang some cool upbeat arrangements of some hymns as well as some choruses. They had a great brass section too - a couple of trumpets, some bones and some saxaphones... and one lone violin. And then of course drums, congas, a bass and keybaords.
One of the men in the running for president of the SBC spoke. Hmmm, I guess I should remember his name.
Here's a church downtown. (not the one we went to this morning) They were doing some sort of photo shoot. We decided this wasn't a real wedding party. There wasn't a mother hovering around making sure everything was like she thought it should be, the bride and groom didn't seem interested in each other and the bridesmaids and groomsmen were all too pretty to be someone's friends.