Been a member of a local church for a few years but only manage to get there every three weeks or so. Used to help out with things but not well enough now. We have a fairly new minister who we haven't got to know that well but I'm sure I told him I have a chronic illness. Today he asked how I was and as he seemed interested said I wasn't doing too well at the moment. To my astonishment his reply was 'I like the saying that if you're not predicting your own death it's not as bad as you think.' My husband was furious. The church membership is dwindling by the year and it looks as though they will be losing two more.