Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

(Portland OR) Downtown church mixes hops with hymns
KOIN.COM ^ | 15 DECEMBER 2013 | KOIN.COM

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at koin.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Religion
KEYWORDS:

1 posted on 12/15/2013 6:24:10 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

First Baptist Bar and Grill.


2 posted on 12/15/2013 6:39:09 PM PST by SargeK
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SargeK
As long as there are no blue jeans or dancing!

CC

3 posted on 12/15/2013 6:48:41 PM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

two drink limit???


4 posted on 12/15/2013 6:53:56 PM PST by posterchild
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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.


5 posted on 12/15/2013 6:56:27 PM PST by posterchild
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I’ve been to many a ‘Theology on Tap’ events in the Boston area.


6 posted on 12/15/2013 6:58:09 PM PST by posterchild
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I still prefer the a Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh. The beer, the cuisine, and the church are amazing! churchbrew.com


7 posted on 12/15/2013 7:27:17 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson