Skip to comments.(Portland OR) Downtown church mixes hops with hymns
Posted on 12/15/2013 6:24:10 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- It's no secret that people in Portland love beer.
With that in mind, a local church has started mixing hops -- with hymns.
Every month, First Christian Church in downtown Portland holds a gathering to sing songs, praise God and drink local beer. On this Saturday night the church added a twist for Christmas -- injecting Handel's "Messiah" into the equation.
Organizers said while some may balk at the idea, Jesus would not have a problem with serving alcohol.
"I say, 'Why not? Jesus' first miracle was turning water into wine at the wedding," said Senior Pastor Amy Piatt. "[The] church has to think outside of the box."
Organizers called the event family friendly, saying they keep things under control with a two-drink limit. The church is at 1314 SW Park Ave. in Portland.
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First Baptist Bar and Grill.
two drink limit???
At a bar I used to occasionally frequent in college, Handel’s Messiah was the song always played at the end of the night. It was the ‘go home’ signal.
I’ve been to many a ‘Theology on Tap’ events in the Boston area.
I still prefer the a Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh. The beer, the cuisine, and the church are amazing! churchbrew.com
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