What is the purpose and value of fellowship in church?

Question by TONY S: What is the purpose and value of fellowship in church?
I used to attend a Protestant church that placed a high value on fellowship. However, during fellowship hour, it was just an opportunity for people to make snide, sarcastic comments, to form cliques, and give dirty looks. I began to wonder, why bother with this? Church is supposed to be a positive, uplifting experience, not a negative one that you cringe at the thought of.

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Answer by Roxie J Squared
to edify. Hebrews 10:24, 25

If you do not find that you are encouraged by fellowship at your church, you need to continue to look for followers of Christ (John 13:35).

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