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Coffee House Provides Warm Atmosphere for Gospel Message

By March 3, 2015March 19th, 2015No Comments

South Baptist’s “Acting Up” drama team performs at the church’s coffee house.

FLINT, Mich.—Despite windchills of 20 degrees below zero, people still showed up at South Baptist Church and had a great time at its coffee house Feb. 13 and 14.

In its fifth year, the coffee house ministry is designed to give church members an event they can invite friends, neighbors, coworkers, and family to. Pastor Larry Burk says, “Many people, hesitant to attend a church service, are more open to enjoy coffee and sweets in a casual and informal setting. There is laughter and even tears as the gospel message is woven through the program.”

The message of the two evenings, delivered through music and drama, focused on this year’s theme, “New Day.” It “reminded everyone that we have the opportunity to start anew and to remake our lives riddled with mistakes, failures, and sin,” Burk says. “The key is hope that has been born in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord!”

For each coffee house event, many people help behind the scenes by decorating, prepping and serving food, creating original artwork, and providing home furnishings to create a warm atmosphere where people can eat and talk prior to the program.