Sunday, October 17, 2010

Can I Get A Amen?

Sometimes great ideas drop from the heavens into my lap.  Okay, maybe not 'great' ideas, but nevertheless irresistible and in this case, fell out of my mailbox.  Ironically, I just finished reading 'Purple Jesus,' by Ron Cooper when I found this little gem mixed in with my bills and books.

Where is the last place you'd expect to find God?  

Apparently, the town I live in has provided the answer to this deeply philosophical question.  Yep, this is no joke:  Church in a Bar.  Here's the pitch:  Hold on to your crosses and OMG's, this is a good one.

The Church in a Bar is a safe place to kick the tires of the Christian faith, and be exposed to the message of God's love for you in a unique and comfortable setting for you and your family.

Where:  Twin Dragon Sports Bar - downtown Duvall on Hwy 203

When:  Kicks off Sunday, Oct. 24th 9:30-10:30 am

Donuts and free Starbucks coffee served.  No cover charge!

If you're not rolling on the floor by now I have to wonder what the hell is wrong with you?  A bar is a unique setting, although I imagine many a persons have prayed to God over a beer or two, but seriously, I have to question the comfort fit for a family part?  The words of Reese Witherspoon from the movie Sweet Home Alabama immediately come to mind, 'You have a a bar?'

I suppose it's a win-win for some.  Where else can you say a God Bless and an Amen! while munching on Chinese food, sipping a beer and cheering on your favorite professional sports team?  Praying while watching just might help them win, right?  PLUS, no cover charge!  What a deal.  And, who doesn't love free donuts and coffee?  No church basement stuffiness here.  Nope, you get a swivel stool, a big screen and a porcelain confessional in the rear next to the storage room.

The crazy thing is most people in my town won't see the hilarity in this or enjoy my poking fun.  I imagine the Church in a Bar will be packed with righteous sinners eager to donate to the Christian fund.  Heck, next they'll probably hold a kegger and a car wash for Jesus.  The drink of choice at this down by the river shin-dig?  What else, 'Purple Jesus!'  If you're not familiar with this beverage, you need to read the book by Ron Cooper.  Guaranteed to bring belly laughs and hometown fun fit for the 'tire family (okay, not the whole family), but if you're the kind who doesn't mind bringing a baby to a bar, then you're probably not too concern with the parental rating system.

1 comment:

  1. I've seen clubs made from old churches, but have not yet seen a church in a bar. Guess we should have seen that coming. Mass with the game & wings?


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