Showing posts with label Nun month. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nun month. Show all posts

Monday, June 25, 2018

All the posts: June 18 - 24, 2018

Dean at Yosemite. Not our moving truck
Our apartment is all boxes and plastic bins, our furniture is getting ready for thrift store pickup, and we're preparing to move to Seattle...but you're never far from our minds, so last Sunday we took a drive to Yosemite National Park to visit a church (and a bar). We found more than we expected, what with a bonus church and a furry visitor at the bar. This week's movie church isn't anything like a day at the park, but good (eventually) came in spite of evil.

Going to church (twice!)

Nuns invaded

Drinking with a squirrel

Don't forget, our new book about our 2016 adventures throughout the United States is available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle, If you're interested, click the links on this page for more information. Later this week, I'll be announcing a contest and some upcoming activites that will be part of our launch party on July 4!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Lists and checking boxes: all the posts 6/10 - 6/17/18

I'm a list maker. Part of the fun of doing something is listing all the steps involved, then checking each item off as I complete it. As Dean and I wrap up our time in Fresno and prepare to move to Seattle, this week's list might have looked like this:

☑visit the Armenian church we intended to visit when we found ourselves at the other Protestant Armenian church in the neighborhood. 

☑post the movie church that we wish didn't happen

☑finally go to the hotel bar Dean's been wanting to visit since September (waterfall)

☑complete everything and publish Cheers and Amen

☐organize top 14 stories that didn't make it into the book for next two week's posts

☐prepare for virtual book launch party on July 4 

☐figure out details for moving to Seattle area

I guess I should get to back to work. In the meantime, you can read these posts!

The church we meant to visit sooner

Nuns we hope to never meet

We finally got to sit at this bar

Cheers and Amen: Looking for community in 2016
As we get ready for our virtual book launch, I'll be posting some of the stories that didn't make it into Cheers and Amen and giving you a sneak preview of the party as details are finalized. We might even have a giveaway or two! I need to add a few more items to my lists, I guess.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Mindy considers coffee, another undercover nun, and we visit a duplex bar: all the posts 6/3 - 6/9/2018

As we fnish up in Fresno before moving to Seattle (you knew about that, right?), we took a break from visiting new churches in order to spend one last weekend with our friends at The Bridge Fresno. Our Sunday School class (Hi, One Accord!) celebrated the start of summer with a gathering on Saturday night, and on Sunday we attended the morning worship service for (probably) the last time as regular attenders. We've been very grateful for our time with the class and with the congregation at large -- and while the post isn't about the church, their coffee ministry inspired this week's post. Thank you, friends! We appreciate your welcome and wish we could have spent more time with you.

Over at Movie Churches, though, it was just another week of undercover nuns, this time with Andie McDowell and Bruce Willis. Dean's really not sure the Pope would be okay with this particular ministry.

We had to go a long way (about 950 miles), but we got to a new bar this week. Not that we've been to all the bars in Fresno, it's just that Dean got pretty excited about the carnival theme, and since there are technically two bars in one space, we figured it improved our average of bars visited per week -- so it was well worth the trip.

Oh, you wanted the links? Here you go:

Mindy explains why coffee haters can like coffee at church

Dean explains what he thinks of the nun in Hudson Hawk

Dean explains why we drove almost 1000 miles to walk into a bar

And hey, those of you in northern California: we'll be reading (and, we hope, selling) copies of our book, Cheers and Amen, at a couple of bars next week. On Monday, June 18, we'll be at Dukes in Healdsburg from 7-8 pm; on Tuesday, June 19, we'll be at Final Edition in Larkfield. If you want to hear more about our year-long adventure visiting bars and churches in all 50 states, come on over!
(and stay tuned -- we'll have more news about the book next week)

Sunday, June 3, 2018

We break a few rules: All the posts 5/28 - 6/2/2018

A little bit of this, a little bit of that...
I don't know about us sometimes. This week, we didn't technically go to church, Dean started Nun Month with  a bunch of statistics, then wrote about a movie with Elvis (as a doctor) and Mary Tyler Moore (as a nun who feels the need for stealthy community service), and then we didn't walk into a bar at all. I don't know.

Maybe we're just distracted because Cheers and Amen will be out in a month. Maybe we have something else going on.

We'll have more details for you next week, but in the meantime, here are all the posts from this week!

Worshiping at the fairgrounds in Fresno (with a twist)

Are you ready for Nun Month?

Are you ready for stealth nuns and Elvis?

Excuses, excuses