Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Church Transforms into Coffee Chain

DENVER — Connection Metro Church, which used its foyer coffee bars to attract visitors to its eight satellite churches in the Denver area, has decided to abandon ministry altogether to focus on coffee.

"People liked the coffee a lot better than the ministry, according to congregational surveys, so we’re practicing what we preached and focusing on our strengths," says former teaching pastor and now chief marketing officer, Peter Brown.

Many in the congregation seem downright relieved.

"The sermons were okay, but the vanilla frappes were dynamite," says one woman who regularly attended the church for two years so she could enjoy the special brews. "I even brought my Jewish neighbors and they loved them."

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DogBlogger said...

Welcome back, John!

JD said...

Welcome back as well! I also want to know who fell for this one. Although, somewhere,out there, this is true.


John said...

Thanks! I've missed you all.

TN Rambler said...

And we have missed you, too.

Daniel McLain Hixon said...

Holy Moly! Why didn't we think of this before! We can make Church even more relevant by getting rid of ALL the stuff that might not interest people: sermons, sacraments, God... Then we'll surely get lots of yuppies to come!

Glad to see you back on here!