Beer and Hymns Invades the Local News

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Here’s a video and a short story on our most recent Beer and Hymns event (called “Hops and Handel” since we presented excerpts from the Messiah) that made Channel 6 News here in Portland. Next Beer and Hymns is on Saturday, Jan 18th from 5-7 PM at First Christian Church. The event is always free. [Read More...]

Beer and Hymns on NPR’s Weekend Edition

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The story on NPR finally aired yesterday about our Beer and Hymns events. Here’s a brief excerpt from the story, followed by links to the full piece on the NPR site: *** In downtown Portland, Ore., at the stately old First Christian Church, one Saturday night a month they open the parish hall for an [Read More...]

FCC Portland’s Beer and Hymns on National Public Radio

Photo from Wild Goose Festival "Beer and Hymns" by Cathleen Falsani.

UPDATE: NPR Executive Producers have pushed the Beer and Hymns story to next Sunday, November 2nd. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Portland is pleased to announce that National Public Radio’s Religion Correspondent, John Burnett, has produced a story called “God and Beer” which features both FCC’s monthly “Beer and Hymns” event, as well [Read More...]

Beer and Hymns: The Video

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Many thanks to Gregg Brekke at Sixview Studios for his fantastic work on this video. For those who have asked what Beer and Hymns is, or how we do it at our church, this should help address some of your questions. Check it out! We first enjoyed Beer and Hymns at Wild Goose Festival in [Read More...]

Rev. Amy Piatt on Sexuality, Beer and Ministry (Homebrewed CultureCast)

Although Jordan Green and Christian Piatt have had lots of authors on the show so far, they haven’t had many ordained ministers doing actual work in a church.They’ve also been called to the carpet for having too many dudes on the air. And then it occurred to them: Christian’s wife, Amy Piatt, was right there [Read More...]

Beer, Hymns and Making Room for the Unexpected

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We hosted what some considered a controversial event at the church last weekend called “Beer and Hymns.” Basically, we’ve found that there’s a strange tension to be overcome for many people when it comes to community. On the one hand, most of us long for meaningful community experiences and relationships that allow us to bear [Read More...]


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