I found one of interest, but decided it might not be wise to attend on just 3 hours sleep after a late work shift.
I DID, however, attend the 11am service and found it a funny, thoughtful presentation in an environment I felt comfortable in.
I would like to be part of a church community but what has held me back has been the frustrating fact that I never know, week to week, if I have Sunday off, much less days like Wednesday (Why I can't plan to attend Open Mics) and Saturday.
I'm not really someone whose faith is denomination based (I mean the numerous branches of Christianity and their doctrines, rules and practices, were developed by men in an ever evolving effort to understand and better live, their faith, not by Jesus or God), which is why I finally concluded trying to attend Second Baptist was not for me, as much as I like the sermons I've watched online.
Also, as much as I liked reading the books by Joel Osteen and enjoyed his sermons, the entertainment side of his services were way too loud for my taste.
As readers know my mother was a lapsed Catholic, my father was Eastern Orthodox, one Uncle was a Baptist Minister and a woman my family knew when I was growing up, and whom I called "Granma", was Pentecostal.
None of that "took", hee, hee.
I was baptized as a newborn as Eastern Orthodox, and baptized again at Lakewood Church soon after coming to Houston a few years ago (for a non-swimmer, like me, that's more than enough soaking for one lifetime!).
I read Oral Roberts, and watched Jerry Falwell way back when, and took a Bible as Literature class in college.
I love all the "Life of Christ" films Hollywood has produced and have a decent number of faith related books in my collection as well as 3 bibles, including the one that belonged to my Mother.
Regular readers also know I worked at a bookstore for 17 yrs., 11 as store manager, been a blogger for 14 yrs. and written a couple of faith-based poems and numerous inspirational blog posts, including series on the subjects of gratitude and never giving up and some faith-based humor.
A Google search led me to a year old church in the River Oaks area of Houston, east of the Galleria, and a few blocks north of Lakewood Church, someplace where, work schedule permitting, I could attend the 930 Sunday service and easily bus and bike to work after.