East Market Street United Church of Christ

East Market Street
Akron
Ohio
44305
Senior Pastor: 
Ned Parks
Denomination: 
UCC
Try This Church!
5

This is a classic. A small, inner city congregation with a dynamic, inspirational pastor who will leave you thinking and happy to be working on your own intellectual and spiritual growth. The music isn't the point of this service, the content of what the pastor says will bring you back for more.

Comments

3

Great experience!

Hi

Just wondering why you only gave the church a 3 out of 5 if you say it is a Great Experience.

What would it take to get you to give them a 4? and if a 3 is Great what would a 4 or even a 5 look like?

The answer is simple:  "Church Rater" has morphed to become "Church Promoter."

If/when anyone gives helpful-but-critical comments here, they get harrassed ("flamed" would be the right word, but in this context, not so much . . .).

Without the ability to give honest, substantive  appraisals of liturgy, theology, sociology, focus, demographics, style, atmosphere, "friendliness," vertical vs. horizontal worship, evangelism vs. pastoral-ness, and so much more -- what's the point of something called "Rater"?

Emma: you're right about a lot. Many, many people use this site to promote their churches, which was never our intention. But there are almost as many people who use it to cconstructively criticize churches, and give honest, substantive appraisals.

The only commments we prohibit are those that go after the people of a church on a personal level. And that's a challenge, as, for example, a pastor's life and how she/he lives it, are for many people, very much tied to the substance of his/her church and sermonizing.

It's a fine line, but we do our best to toe it.

5

A VERY GOOD CHURCH

AKRONSANCTUARY. COM

PAUL AND MARY

5

Go to the Akronsanctuary church at 13th Street in Kenmore.

You will be glad you did.

Paul