Ministry and Microbrews
Reverend Rich O'Donnell, a Catholic priest from Burlington, Vermont, was faced with a steady decline of mass attendees over the years, and like many in the church, struggle with ideas on how to change that. O'Donnell told NECN said that between family, work, friends and other responsibilities, there was a lack of presence by 21-35 year-olds in church.
But he's looking to change all that by tapping into Burlington's booming craft beer scene with "Theology on Tap"; religious sessions hosted, appropriately enough, at the Church Street Tavern in Burlington.
The sessions are simply casual discussions in religion, lead by O'Donnell, in an effort to reverse the decline-trend. folks who have been attendees at Theology on Tap feel that its the perfect place for ministry because of its easy-going atmosphere and natural fit for "celebrating life".
Check out the complete newscast on Theology On Tap from NECN below.