Last week certainly got off to a weird start. It's possible that these posts wouldn't have been written if it weren't for the kindness of strangers. Thanks, Canada.
The church we hoped to visit was only about two hours north of us, so we drove up on Sunday morning. It was a border town, and I (Mindy) hoped to walk into Canada and back using my recently-renewed passport. Dean's passport is expired; he'd stay on the US side of the border. That was the plan, anyway.
As we approached the building, a friendly border guard approached. We told her what we had in mind, she showed us the pedestrian entrance to the building -- and said we'd already crossed the invisible line marking the border. Uh oh.
visited a church and a bar just south of the border -- the furthest north, as far as we know, of either in Washington. And since he wasn't detained in Canada, Dean was able to post a final scary sequel at Movie Churches.
The furthest north church in Washington
The last horror movie church sequel (for this year, anyway)
The furthest north bar in Washington (probably)
One more thing: did you know that even if you're not in the United States, you can buy our books? Here are those links should you want to check them out:
Not the Usual Christmas Skits
Cheers and Amen (our 50-state adventure)
The Bill the Warthog mysteries
I Spy Christmas (Dean wrote the three Christmas plays in this one)
Monday, October 29, 2018
Monday, October 22, 2018
As we begin to wind down our church and bar visits -- after four years of different places every week, we're ready to commit to one church and one bar --we don't want to lose touch with you. What do you want to read about?
Okay, you think about that while I remind you what we've been doing this past week:
Has anybody else gotten to this point?
Scully and Mulder are at it again
This wasn't the bar we expected to find in Forks
Cheers and Amen is the perfect gift for your pastor or bartender! (And if you get tired of the same church Christmas plays every year, maybe slip a copy of Christmas Skits: Not the Usual into an appropriate trick or treat bag).
So tell us: what else do you want to read about?
Monday, October 15, 2018
|Immaculate Conception Catholic Church,
And that leads to a little announcement! We've been secretly working on a project that might be useful to you. Back when Dean was a youth pastor, he was usually in charge of the Christmas programs at the churches where he worked. We compiled seven of those skits into a little book, and it's avaiable now in paperback and Kindle. Here's the special part: the paperback is only $5.00 and with that you get the Kindle version free! You can also copy the skits so you only need to buy one book for your whole cast.
|Roslyn Presbyterian Church
But you came for the links, didn't you? Here they are:
You were wondering about the furthest east church in Washington, weren't you?
It's part II of Horror Movie Churches Sequels!
Where is this bar anyway?
Monday, October 8, 2018
Here they are:
The theme for this month at Movie Churches is revealed!
It's a road trip! It's a coffee house! It's a church!
The first of this month's movies that Mindy won't be watching
In which it's a good thing the sports bar we tried to visit wasn't open
How did you enjoy the first week of October? We have some adventures planned this month, and we'll start telling you about them on Wednesday!
Monday, October 1, 2018
We don't know why this week was so full of activity, but the month to come is shaping up for a few adventures. More about that later. For now, here are all the posts:
We're calling a birthday party in a comedy club "going to church" now, are we?
Just because we don't drink doesn't mean we can't write about it
This was unexpected on Netflix
Puppies! Puppies, puppies, puppies! (and cider, too)
This birthday party was maybe more what you were imagining?