Some of our most interesting conversations take place in an informal setting. Often they will involve a “favorite beverage.”

Generally these gatherings take place on second Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 at The Elkmont Tap and Cellar at 100 Liberty Dr, Clemson SC 29631.  The entrance is to the right of the Trading Post entrance (see photo).

Usually (but not always–we are not rigid) we follow a series produced by the United Church of Christ called  Thirty Seconds or Less.  This series is video-based.  It is used as a springboard for discussion.  Sometimes we stay on topic and other times, we, well…meander.  Participants are asked not only to engage verbally but also to LISTEN to each other.  This year we may also experiment with discussion based on a contemporary topic, some examples being school violence, and the Bible’s view on the issue of gender identity.

To learn more about the Thirty Seconds or Less series:  http://thirtysecondsorless.net

To learn more about the digital devotional:  https://soundcloud.com/still-listening-digital-devotional

No preparation needed. Consistency is not necessary. Engagement is required.

So why are we really doing this? Most important answer—it’s fun! Some of us also admit, we enjoy it because so many people like to say, “religious people aren’t supposed to drink!” Who said so? Jesus drank. He did not condemn. Besides Peace Church isn’t like many churches. Not only do we not condemn a person enjoying a favorite beverage (whether it is a glass of tea or a pint), we also welcome nontraditional views, answers, and questions.

Consider yourself invited for a pint of your favorite beverage . . . and conversation.