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Old 05-28-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Been BACK in Raleigh for about 7 months, just closed on our house and need to find a church! Diversity is important to us, along with a "come as you are" atmosphere. Crossroads and Hope Community seem to get good reviews. Are they both pretty diverse?

thanks!
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I visited Calvary Chapel (it's in Apex) last week and would highly recommend it when the senior pastor is there (I believe he's away on missions this coming month). Another church to look at is Kings Park (KPIC) in Durham, which is also very diverse.
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Old 05-29-2008, 03:27 AM
 
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Crossroads is very diverse but its giant size may not be for all. Chuck Milian is a great preacher.
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Old 05-31-2008, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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We haven't been but friends' swear by Unity Triangle and Unity of Raleigh churches...both have websites if you google for them. Both in Raleigh.

Lauren
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Old 05-31-2008, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I visited Calvary Chapel (it's in Apex) last week and would highly recommend it when the senior pastor is there (I believe he's away on missions this coming month). Another church to look at is Kings Park (KPIC) in Durham, which is also very diverse.
The Calvary Chapel is a terrific one! I haven't been to King's Park, but thx for the head's up. I live in Durham, but did not know of that one. I guess because we were looking for Calvary.
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Old 05-31-2008, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Durham- Woodcroft area
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Been BACK in Raleigh for about 7 months, just closed on our house and need to find a church! Diversity is important to us, along with a "come as you are" atmosphere. Crossroads and Hope Community seem to get good reviews. Are they both pretty diverse?

thanks!


Ive been in touch ongoing with another person moving to Raleigh on churches as well. Shes been going back with her husband whos a pastor for a few years, several times a year....and she recommended both of the ones you mention. Those are the two she told me about
My husband and I are moving from Michigan to Raleigh the end of August and have been researching things as well. Let me know what you think of them both if you try one. She really thought with the church I went to before when I lived near her in Cali, id love Hope Community since its a laid back, geared for "casual and kick back". Which is what we are used to. Good Luck ! let me know if you picked one and how it was
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Old 05-31-2008, 07:42 PM
 
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We attended Crossroads 8 years. It grew a lot in that time and just became too big for us.

Many classes, great teaching, and neat audiovisual experiences.

See if it's for you.
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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You don't say what denomination you are, but what about Unitarians, such as the Eno River UU Fellowship in Durham or the UU Fellowship of Raleigh? They are among the least judgmental of churches I've encountered--also, Pullen Memorial Baptist (yes, Baptist) is very, VERY accepting, in Raleigh, as are Calvary Methodist in Durham and Binkley Memorial in Chapel Hill.
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Old 06-01-2008, 02:52 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I would look into a Baha'i Unity Center. There is one in Raleigh I believe. I have yet to check it out myself. They believe in unity of all religions, races and classes.

This is from the website:
Baha'i Unity Center in Raleigh, North Carolina
The teachings of the Bahá’í Faith are intelligent and progressive. Fanaticism is forbidden, and Bahá’ís are counselled to prefer others to themselves. These are among the animating principles of this fast-emerging faith community:
Oneness: one God, one Humankind, and one Evolving Faith
Elimination of all forms of prejudice
Complete equality of women and men in all aspects of human society
Belief that truth is one and, therefore, scientific and religious truths are in harmony
Universal compulsory education for all children throughout the world
Establishment of a world language that everyone will learn in addition to their native language
World peace through world governance
Elimination of the extremes of wealth and poverty
Free and independent investigation of truth by every individual

It would be worth checking out.
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Old 06-02-2008, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Central Ohio
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I would highly recommend North Raleigh Church of Christ as well. I love it, and find it to be diverse and very, very friendly. Great classes for adults and children, too.
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