One of the fun things about a café is that the menu is usually diverse. From October through March, Good Shepherd in Dunedin is embarking on its third season of novel Saturday evening services, called SPIRIT CAFÉ. The Spirit Café menu this year includes a rotation of worship styles each month, all in the context of celebrating the Eucharist.
On the menu week one of the month is Beer & Bible, featuring a provocative theological topic discussed over a brew. In addition to regular beer, we'll have root beer and, for Harry Potter fans, homemade Butter Beer.
Week two is a meditative service called Icons, Candles and Chants - and the title pretty much says it all.
The third week is Pot Luck - which means you never know exactly what you'll get, but you're sure to have a variety of offerings, such as a drum circle, an outdoor Celtic service, a Spiritual Story Slam, and a Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long. These weeks, we'll also have a pot luck supper afterwards.
Finally, for "Saturday Night Live" on the fourth week, we're inviting local blue grass, jazz, and contemporary Christian musicians to help lead worship.
Be sure to check the church's website, http://www.churchgoodshepherd.org/ for details of each week's Spirit Cafe.