I really miss, and think it would be perfectly "OK" for Orthodox Christians to copy, the warm love and open arms of the Methodist churches of my childhood and 20s.
I also really like the Sunday evening fellowships (choir, Bible Study, etc). Our floating vespers at different churches around the city during Lent is fairly close. Wish we could do something like that throughout the year
While I hold many people of my former Methodist congregation dear to my heart, my experience has been the opposite of yours. I marvel at the warmth and welcoming attitudes of our Greek Orthodox parish. Truly, I have never felt so encouraged, loved and accepted. I *think* that I posted on the thread quite awhile ago that all I struggled with was all of the new and foreign-to-me terminology. I'm happy to report that I'm beginning to get it sorted out now! ....thanks to my new Church family, who have been so supportive.
Thanks! and Praise Be To God!