Church Gilead (Chicago) decided an unusual way to cheer up their parishioners. Instead of traditional Christmas wreaths, pastors give people beer.
The bottles were placed in cardboard packages and decorated with green ribbon and white candles (they are supposed to be lit on Christmas Eve). It is noted that due to the Coronavirus pandemic, services have been held since March in the format of video communication. Church representatives have come to the conclusion that this year there will be no traditional crowded festive meetings. But they still wanted to do something special for Advent (pre-Christmas period for Catholics).
The festive set includes four bottles of beer, according to the number of Advent weeks: three purple and one pink.
“Many of those who are now 20-30 years old have never gone to church, but have been to the brewery,” the pastors noted.
Currently, there is an increase in cases of coronavirus in Chicago. According to representatives of the church, the foam drink helps parishioners to celebrate “what they have experienced for another week” and be happy about the approaching Christmas.
Earlier it was reported that a U.S. resident tried to register beer as an ‘animal of emotional support’ to drink on public transport. But the cunning plan did not succeed.