Just wanted to share a little story with you all here. I have attending CedarCreek for about 7 years, and have loved the time I have been going there. I have never had any 'bad' experience whatsoever. But lately, when I have been arriving, there has been one greeter/usher that I felt has been a bit rude to me. I don't know if she does this just with me, or others as well, but as I am walking in she is standing there, I look at her nod and say good morning, and keep walking to my seat. Well, for some reason she refuses to say good morning, or hi, or even acknowledge me. I don't know her from Adam, and honestly I would have never even noticed her from the others if she would say something back. Maybe I should have just ignored the whole situation, but I thought I would write to the church and say something about it. After all, a greeter IS supposed to greet, right? I mean what other purpose does she have there then? And since I have been attending, they have really stressed the importance of making people feel comfortable and welcome. And everyone has, except for her.
So I wrote to the church, explained the situation, and didn't hear back for about a week. So I wrote again, and the assistant to the Sr. Pastor wrote back to me finally and said 'what do you want me to say'? So I replied, and said that an apology might be nice, or at least talk to this person to see whats up. The next Sunday, she finally said hi back. But then the next two Sunday's she was back to ignoring me again when I said good morning. Sorry, but this just rubbed me the wrong way. I wrote back, and got this response thru Casey Wagner, sent to her from the Sr. Pastor, Lee Powell:
"Seriously tell him I suggested he find a new home church where he will not run into such behavior!"
I was pretty much floored by that response. I love going to CedarCreek, and I call it my 'home' church. But to get a note like that from the Sr. Pastor, just because I brought up a couple of times that I felt one of their greeters was being rude, just threw me. Maybe I was wrong to say anything to begin with, but I thought for sure that it was something they would want to be aware of. I guessed wrong, and was told to leave the church. Nice.