Church Sofa Guide To Church: The Harvest Service

So the research is in. And we have the definitions in for “The Harvest Service”:

  • A Sunday morning service where people bring in fresh fruit and veg to send over seas.
  • A Sunday morning service where people bring in non fresh food for local needy people… that may not have a tin opener.
  • The yearly service where we thank God for his goodness to us.
  • A service where people auction themselves to raise money for a new Church roof.
Serious question. In a world where we get our fresh food and meat from Tescos, is there still a place for the Harvest Service?

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Weekly Roundup: The Creative Edition

Did anyone comment about Facebook?

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Church Sofa Half Serious Guide To Church: In Christian Love

Normally when putting together a definition for our “Half Serious Guide To Church”, we give our researchers a task or a phrase and send them to Church. This time we decided to experiment on them. We sat them all down together in a tiny room and asked them to do something “in Christian Love”.

The reactions were interesting.

  • One turned around to another… and well gave some rather… blunt personal advice…
  • One guy laughed. Hit another. Said that was done “in Christian love”.
  • Someone got up, and made everyone tea.

I suppose 1 positive reaction isn’t bad..?

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Weekly Round Up: The Tell.Show.Be Edition

Heres some of what we’ve been reading / watching this week:

* Second only to Mittens from Bolt!

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The Church Sofa Half Serious Guide to Church: ‘The Peace’

So those of you who have been to a CofE or Catholic church will more than likely have been confronted with ‘The Peace’ . This is part of the service that has been confusing alot of people for many years. We’re sent our reporters out, and we’ve recieved the following explanations of what “The Peace” actually is:

  • Church Rugby Team taking part in a scrum practice, during the wrong time.
  • “Crazy Hug Minute”
  • A moment to remind yourself that you’re part of something larger then yourself
  • Time to plot with people what they want to drink after the service
  • “Chance to chat up The Grace” (Editors Note – We’re going to get this guy some help…)
Anything we’ve missed?

The Second Hand Church Department

Well. Today, we’re larking around the world of Devon – as we sometimes do, and (because sometimes its nice to do the tourist “thing”), we found ourselves in ourselves in a random lil Church. After having a nose around we came across a random stack of shelves containing a selection of second hand items on sale, to raise cash for the Churches upkeep. The shelves in question didn’t have much, but it included the following:

  • A rugby world cup 2003 book.
  • A book featuring Boy George with Devil horns.
  • The Da Vinci code
  • A broken CD case (which we think) included a CD of “17 steamy tunes”.
  • A totally pirated copy of a Texas CD – including hand written song titles.
What weird and inappropriate items have found on sale in a church?

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Weekly RoundUp: Smartphones, Church, and Doing God

Well. Welcome to the first full week of September. Hope you’ve had a good one so far. Here’s some of what we’ve been reading this week:

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Weekly RoundUp: The Busy Edition

Busy… busy week in the blog world this week:

  • Jesus Needs New PR gets upset… but to be honest, I didn’t even finish watching the video in question…
  • The “Church” discussion continues at The Big Bible.
  • @bigdaddywhale asks a question
  • Did you know that youth pastors aren’t real missionaries?
  • David Keen wonders if The Doctor gets religion?
  • Mike Peatman has been blogging on his Greenbelt memories
  • … and finally… Want to see more from the churchsofa?  Andesmedia looks at social media / digital world, as well as looking at other projects we may get involved with.  Its very early days, but please shout if something doesn’t seem to be working!

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