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Old 09-23-2013, 02:03 PM
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Hi everyone!

I'm new to the area and looking for a church. I've been attending one for the past few weeks, but I want to look around some more to see if there's a better fit for me. I grew up Methodist and started attending a non-denominational church in college...but I'm open to options!

I'm looking for a church with people my age (mid-20s), smaller to medium-sized, with an open-minded and accepting congregation. I know a lot of folks my age go to PC3, which is awesome, but I'm looking for something a bit smaller. Any suggestions?

On my list to try:

-Grace UMC
-Wesley Memorial UMC
-Pine Valley UMC
-St. Jude's MCC
-Saint Paul's Lutheran Church
-First Presbyterian Church on Third St.

If you have any comments about the churches I've mentioned or any suggestions on others in the area, please let me know. Thanks so much!
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:15 AM
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There is a divide in churches in Wilmington right now...the old guard traditional and the new age, with Port City starting that trend about 10-12 years ago now.

First Pres downtown is fairly dressy, I attended there when I lived downtown and liked it. The Pre-school is excellent. Lots of good folks there.

There are two "new age" churches I can think of you may want to try that are smaller than Port City. One has a church in the Food Lion shopping center on College Rd (behind the Hardware store) near the 17th St intersection.

Another meets at Roland-Grise on Sundays, which is where Port City used to meet before building their building. Lots of folks are not sure about the size of Port City, but they got big mainly because of the void of young churches. I know folks that grew up in some Wilmington churches that once they were older left that church because all they cared about were the "rules" and certain folks were never happy with a pastor. The newer churches really reflect the changing "younger" landscape of Wilmington...Port City started with a bunch of surfers and UNCW students...
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