30 Days of Stories: Day 5
To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re telling 30 stories of God’s faithfulness in and through Fellowship North. You can read all the stories here.
My husband Shane didn’t grow up going to church very much, and I grew up Catholic, and so for us, going to church was all about rules and what we should and shouldn’t do. When Blaine (our oldest son) was about 4, he asked us “why don’t we go to church?”
Shane and I sort of looked at each other and asked “Why don’t we?” I mean, we both thought it was the right thing to do.
So we decided to go, and we came here, and we loved it – but we had no idea what we were doing. We bounced around like ping pong balls. Somebody said we were supposed to go to IFS (Introducing Fellowship Series – a class we used to have at FN for new members), we signed up for it and went. And then at the end they put us into a community group and we went, not even knowing what in the world a “community group” was. I remember we were driving there that night going “What is this? Should we really be going?”
But then, being part of a community group is really how we learned what it meant to be part of a church family. We started serving when Jen Holsted asked us to start teaching Blaine’s Sunday morning class.
We’ve been here ever since. This church is the first place we’ve understood – really – what it means to follow Christ.
Michelle is married to Shane and they have 2 boys, Blaine and Reed. She is one of the WeeROCK Directors at Fellowship North, which means she makes sure that the very smallest members of our church family are well taken care of. She thinks it’s a pretty good job, at least until she gets the call to be a backup dancer for Justin Timberlake. She rocks a mean tambourine.