Friday, April 24, 2015

Be Careful Then, How You Dress

We continue to have several challenges in regards to attire, especially at our OKC location.  Ladies, please be aware that your clothing choice DOES affect others.  I have received several emails asking that this issue again be addressed because we have students coming to rehearsals with too short shorts or spaghetti straps.  Here is just one example from a concerned parent:

Hi. I have gone back and forth whether to email, but it remains heavy on my heart, so I'm emailing.  I am a mom of two girls in the two youngest choirs, and as I waited for them to finish the students from the older choirs were arriving.  I don't have issues with shorts being worn, but there were at least five girls wearing shorts that were very short and tight.  I know you have mentioned dress before and specifically for the outings, but would you mind mentioning it again.  My girls got in the car and brought it up, and that really reminded me they are always watching.  I am not sure if the teenage girls realize the influence they have on the younger kids they are crossing paths with.Also, someone, I am not sure who, brought a puppy inside the church.  I love dogs, but I am certain it is a poor idea for us to start bringing our pets into a church who is graciously opening their building to us. Thank you for all the responsibility you carry.  I am sorry to bring two issues to you.  We have enjoyed choir so much, and have had no other issues.
That said, please choose your choir rehearsal attire carefully.  You never know who is watching.

"Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works."  1 Timothy 2:9-10

Oh, and for the record, please no dogs/animals in the buildings in the future.  Not only is this not respectful of our rental sites, we actually have a couple of students VERY allergic to dogs.  Thanks!