Skip to comments.First Wesley United Church celebrates Holy Humour Sunday
Posted on 05/05/2014 2:10:09 PM PDT by Loyalist
Members of First Wesley United Church in Thunder Bay spent most of their Sunday service laughing out loud.
The church celebrated 'Holy Humour Sunday', where church members were encouraged to laugh during the service and tell jokes. Some wore wigs, hockey jerseys and clown costumes. Even the sermon was spent practising laughing yoga.
Reverend Scott Gale said the day shows members of his congregation that religion is not all serious.
"That laughter and humour should be part of worship, and should be part of our faith as well."
Colleen Dolce delivered the sermon to parishioners, using the techniques of laughing yoga. She said it's her third time taking part in the service.
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The United Church of Canada is so far gone into liberal heterodoxy that the people who participated in this mockery wouldn't understand why what they did is wrong.
It’s okay, as long as they don’t think they are Christians. Kinduv a club or something else.
Some religions are laughable.
60 year old chaps in sneakers, shorts, black socks, oscar the grouch shirts and railroad conductor hats ?
Whats wrong with that ?
There is an enormous amount of humor and laughter in the Bible, and Jesus was good at telling jokes Himself (e.g., his picture of straining for gnats while swallowing camels). You don’t need “laughing yoga” to experience the joy of Christ, and the humor in the Word. To misquote the Clint Eastwood character in “Heartbreak Ridge,” God is looking for a few good laughers; unfortunately, these people ain’t it.
I’ve seen just as bad in some “evangelical churches,” sadly.
Check out Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas for some examples of similar cockamamie ideas.
They’re not Wesleyan by any stretch of the imagination.
Wesley would be appalled.
It is true that some religions are laughable. But, when the Son of Man appears in the judgment seat will He be laughing too?
There is a verse that says that He will laugh at their calamity. I don’t think it will be very funny though.
Maybe I’ll convert for the jokes!
Scoffers in the last days, walking after their own lusts.
This is NOT...." When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things"
There’s some real wacked out Evangelical Churches today...as with others. Just a reminder of how fast the church has been invaded....and that invasion was welcomed!
No wonder the true church will one day go underground!
It was frankly "awful". Nothing of it caused you to think of Christ's Birth. Looked like this!
2 Timothy 4:3