in th old testament the jews go to the synagogue weekly, in the new testament the christians meet every sunday. i think if you love god real enough you would want to thank him and praise him in a congregation (church). well, i guess if you dont go, but live a life acceptable to god; he wont condemn you. i do go to church every sundays, but my mind will wander off to somewhere else. when i am at work or play, well, my mind sometimes think of god, too. like what st.paul said "prayer ceaselessly" ie. think of jesus constantly, that is already prayer.