Church serves beer during services, set to open a brewery

Church serves beer during services, set to open a brewery

A California church, The Greater Purpose Community Church, is growing its congregation in an unexpected way: serving beer and wine during Sunday services.

PAY ATTENTION: Click "See first" under the "Following" tab to see Briefly news on your News Feed!

The church, based in Santa Cruz, California, United States, recently relocated to a new space described as a “food lounge” with “plenty of beer taps”.

According to fox8.com, the food lounge is a temporary space for the church in transition, which plans to open a new space, complete with its own brewery, next summer.

READ ALSO: 2 Joburg girls get engaged and Mzansi tweeps absolutely love it

Briefly.co.za gathers that the church plans to donate 30 to 60% of the brewery’s profits to charity.

“There’s nothing in the bible that says you can’t drink alcohol in a responsible manner,” Chris VanHall, Greater Purpose Community Church pastor, was quoted to have said.
American church serves beer during services, set to open brewery

A California church is growing its followership in an unexpected way: serving beer and wine during Sunday services. Photo credit: Facebook.com/Greater Purpose Community Church

Vine pair notes that the crossover between beer and Christianity has existed for centuries, with monks brewing beer since medieval times. In recent years, craft breweries like Reformation Brewing in Woodstock, Ga., and Black Cloister Brewery in Toledo, Ohio have been founded by former pastors.

The church’s message reads: “Beer is a beverage centered on community. When consumed responsibly, it can bring people together in ways traditional worship can’t. We’re here for it.”

Meanwhile, it was previously reported that a pastor in the Awutu Breku District in the central region known by the nickname, Akwadaa Nyame, was allegedly on the run after he personally leaked an adult content video involving himself and a married woman.

According to several reports, the married woman was a member of the church who had been with her husband for the past six years.

The video which has started spreading in the Awutu Breku township has caused the police to step in and are currently on a manhunt for the pastor over the act.

Do you have a story to share with us? Inbox us on our Facebook page and we could feature your story.

To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on Google Play or iTunes today.

Top 5 African pastor miracles on Briefly - South Africa

Source: Briefly.co.za

Related news
Beautiful young lady celebrates her 24th birthday and winning at life

Beautiful young lady celebrates her 24th birthday and winning at life

Beautiful young lady celebrates her 24th birthday and winning at life
Briefly.co.za
Mailfire view pixel