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jhawkes
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I'm looking for a good Christian (protestant) church on STT for myself and my family, including two young kids (ages 7 and 12).

I don't really even know how to describe what I'm looking for except that I'll know it when I see it. The ethnic composition of the church does not matter to me, and I expect to find a church that feels the same about my family.

I want to meet with good people who love Jesus, love eachother and want to help make St Thomas a better place.

If you know of such a place, whether it meets in a building, on the beach, in a field or in a home, please let me know.

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Topic starter Posted : October 18, 2012 1:51 pm
ms411
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Have you been to the Reform Church in town?

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Posted : October 18, 2012 2:08 pm
OldTart
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It's very subjective and my guess is that you'd have to go to several different churches to find the one which best suits you. There's a plethora of Christian-based churches here and you might want to check out the "Church" section in the Yellow Pages in the local 'phone book for a start:

http://www.viphonebook.com

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Posted : October 18, 2012 2:47 pm
jhawkes
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We went there once. Everyone was very friendly. I have nothing bad to say. It was just a bit more formal/traditional than we are used to. Also -- and not that it's fair to judge on this -- but it seemed to be the wealthier crowd. Maybe everyone just had on their Sunday best, but I didn't see many "regular folk".

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Topic starter Posted : October 18, 2012 4:22 pm
Linda J
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Don't know anything about the church in question, but I do know that. in general, folks dress up (whatever that means) to go to church in the USVI. At least more that the us churches I've been in recent years.

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Posted : October 18, 2012 4:29 pm
FL Barrier Islander
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When my folks visited, we attended services at the following Church of Christ.. People were very friendly and I felt very welcome and comfortable.

http://www.sttchurchofchrist.org/default.aspx

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Posted : October 18, 2012 5:46 pm
ms411
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I appreciate your opinion about the Reform Church. I have a number of friends that would be happy to invite you to their churches. Are you interested in a conservative church or a more contemporary atmosphere?

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Posted : October 18, 2012 6:07 pm
jhawkes
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Thanks, everyone, for the replies, especially ms411 and FL Barrier Islander for their suggestions.

@ms411, I didn't mean to sound snooty concerning the Reform Church. I probably owe it another shot. Like I said, everyone was very welcoming, and my kids did really enjoy the children's program. However, that would be great if you had some other recommendations from your friends; I'd like to give those a try as well. I'm probably looking for the more conservative end of contemporary or the more contemporary end of conservative. Something in between robes and candles and a rolling-in-the-isles rock-n-roll show would be nice 😉

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Topic starter Posted : October 20, 2012 1:22 am
ms411
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My friend is off island for 2 weeks, but I'll check with her when she gets back. I'll ask her for more details and get back to you.

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Posted : October 20, 2012 2:08 am
STTGuy
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I would urge you to give the St Thomas Reformed Church another chance. We are fairly conservative, with a sprinkling of contemporary. Our new minister of music starts next weekend. We have a very diverse mix, from the very wealthy to the very poor, from very young to very old, some dressed in their "Sunday best", others (like myself) strictly "island casual", across all races. If you have a specific or personal question, I would be glad to answer via private message.

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Posted : October 22, 2012 8:27 pm
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