As of the start of this month, the Albany Sports Bar in Auckland, New Zealand started offering church service on the first Sunday of every month, at 7 p.m sharp. This would be church service with a twist….a twist of lemon or a twist of lime I’m not sure.
Pastors Calvin Culverwell and Vic Francis, leaders in the Protestant Albany Shore Vineyard Church who developed the project, said they were aiming for a relaxed worship atmosphere, where congregants can have a beer during the service. The church will provide pizza and fries.
Hmmmm, I wonder what sort of images they’d have if the bar had stained glass windows.
And will the pastors manage to keep worshippers (a.k.a. bar patrons) focused when the football/soccer game heats up on the large flat-screen TVs?
My last word on the subject: Amen. *hiccup*
Here’s the link to read more about this prayer and pub fusion: Church service brought to the bar.