I visited Greater Bethel Tabernacle over the Christmas holiday with my family from Chicago. I actually went twice, Christmas Eve to see a play called The Scroll that was awesome and Christmas Day for service. God is truly in that place and everyone was so kind, glory be to God.
I guess it is okay. Some of the people were nice. But, honestly, you can take positive thought too far. When I was chastised for helping a severely injured young lady who was friends with a child in my family, because being around it could put negative thoughts in my brain - well, I began to get suspicious (after I recovered from the shame I was initially led to feel). Then, when I began to care for my father was told the same thing - well, that was enough. I left. I don't think some people here realize that being so afraid of something bad riding into your life on a negative thought to the point that it makes you afraid to help other people is negative thought. Positive thought is diving in and doing what is needed while believing that all will be okay, which I did and all was okay in the end. I don't know - maybe i got involved with the wrong people here and maybe there are some people who are more balanced in the area of positive thought. I just know that a counselor i saw to discuss this recommended I find another church, which I did. I've been going to that other church for a few years now - through all of the caregiving trials, etc. - and I'm quite happy and have fit in so well that I'm in leadership roles and looked up to in many ways. I find that I can get along at this new church, because people see the gray area instead of trying to force people to fit into a box whether they fit or not. I felt like I was being forced into a box that the needs in my family would not allow me to fit into without harming those in need in my family at this Unity Church. There were some very nice people though - even the ones who said things that tried to put me in that box said it very nicely. I don't think anyone intended to harm. They seemed very nice.