This Santa Cruz Church Plans To Serve Beer During Their Services
There are some things that just DON'T go together. Oil and water. Peanut butter and pickles. And alcohol and church. But one Bay Area church is trying to change that last one.
After selling the building where they were holding their services in Santa Cruz, the Greater Purpose Community Church was looking for a new, temporary location and ended up at a local food lounge, complete with beer taps. So now, when they gather on Sundays for service, many of the parishoners in attendance have a Bible in one hand and a pint of beer in the other!
Pastor Chris VanHall says that everyone drinks responsibly, having a glass of wine or a pint of beer while listening to a "progressive take on theology."
The church is in the process of converting an old bookstore into a brewery, which will serve as their new permanent location, complete with beers on tap! The brewery will also be open to the public, but there will be no pressure for anyone to participate in the church services whatsoever, VanHall says.
VanHall also said that he expects to donate 30-60% of the profits from the brewery, which is scheduled to open next summer, to charity.