After the last two weeks of going to services with 200+ people, I was expecting about the same down here at this church which was near the center of Fremont. But actually this place was quite small and actually kind of less overwhelming.
The church itself must have been there for decades upon decades since I met a super-friendly woman there who said that she’d been going to that church since she was 6 and that she had lived in Fremont for 80 years. Wow!
It had a decent sanctuary with seating for perhaps 250, but there may have been 30 people at that service (their only one of the day in the summer). The pastor even went through and named each person in the small church and talked about their prayers and all that. I guess I was the only new person there because she also mentioned that I was a guest. So naturally a lot of people wanted to come over and say hi to me and – quite the friendly bunch.
The sermon was Matthew 13:31-33 and 44-52 which was about the parables Jesus compares the Kingdom of God to. The pastor really highlighted how Christians kind of start out small like the mustard seed, but over time grow up to be something great. But the real highlight of the whole service was actually a internationally acclaimed guest soloist that apparently just randomly volunteered to sing at the church today. She sang two classic hymns of “To God be the Glory” and then “Blessed Assurance”. Her performance was absolutely amazing and I’m glad I’ve get those songs stuck in my head now.
So yeah I’m really glad I chose to go to this church today. The small church was real laid back and friendly and wow, that guest soloist was a great singer. I wish your church good luck.over 4 years ago