Is there such thing as "too much fellowship"?


#1

Do you think it is Christian to miss a family event, ie anniverary, birthday etc to attend a church event such as a play or music program? Not Mass or worship service. I know they come first
Where does family come after Worship of God, church or family?


#2

what family event? how close is the family member celebrating the event? do you mean to imply it is unchristian for me, if I live close to a large extended family, to miss every such event, even when there are 2 or 3 on a weekend? If I lived back home I would be attending multiple events each week, somethinge we opted out of years ago for many reasons (dysfunctional family not being the least of these). I hardly think that has any relation to my being an orthodox Christian. Unless it is an immediate family member in your own home, go where you like when you like.


#3

:signofcross: I Dont Want To Inply Anything I Am Just Asking . In General What Comes First Family Or Church Activities? Do You Think There Is Such A Thing As Too Much Fellowship. Thats What I Am Asking. :signofcross:


#4

Depends on the situation. It’s great to be part of a Church family, but if that means ignoring your own family, that’s a bad thing.


#5

In my opinion family should always come first. Outside of a sunday church service/Mass I always choose family first. Their all I’ve got. Thats not to say church events are not good and worthy of attending, they certainly are. I just choose family first.


#6

don’t know what you mean by fellowship.

are you speaking of spending time up at church for social events to the point of neglecting family duties and obligations?


#7

Yes that is exactly what I am talking about.:signofcross:


#8

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