The United church I serve as a lay worship leader* is a huge building, built by the Methodists in the late 1800s. It's not my "home" church - the church I grew up in - it's the church whose minister went on long-term leave just as I was available to help. I've been leading worship off-and-on, but mostly on, at this church since the summer of 2015.
Technically, as a lay worship leader, I'm not supposed to serve in any long-term capacity, but ministers are hard to find for diminishing rural churches, and I'm good at what I do. I was born and raised in the United Church of Canada, my mother was a music leader with the church, and I understand the ethos (the characteristic spirit as manifested in beliefs and aspirations) of the United Church.
My faith and spirituality, and my theology, may no longer line up exactly with that ethos but I am grateful that my early church experience was in a church, and with ministers, who were progressive, inclusive and creative. Come to think of it, that's me now in a nutshell.
(*license pending - I completed the education program in 2019 but the pandemic slowed down my applying)