Pastor who conducted son’s same-sex wedding to speak in Prairie Village
The Rev. Frank Schaefer, author of “Defrocked: How a Father’s Act of Love Shook the United Methodist Church,” will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village. Schaefer will share his story of officiating his son’s same-sex wedding and Schaefer’s subsequent defrocking by a United Methodist court. He was ultimately reinstated.
The event will be free and open to the public, according to a news release. Asbury is at the corner of 75th and Nall. For more information, go to visitasbury.org or email Eva Hedtke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
| The Star
New Jersey brewer releasing Pope Francis-inspired beer
A New Jersey brewery is releasing a limited-edition beer to commemorate Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia next month.
Cape May Brewing Co. co-owner Ryan Krill says his company is brewing 500 gallons of YOPO, or “You Only Pope Once.” The hoppy pale ale with 5.5 percent alcohol content will only be available on draft.
Sales representative Justin Vitti says the beer pairs well with a nice cut of Argentinean beef — calling to mind Francis’ home country.
The beer will be available at the brewery’s tasting room in the Jersey shore town along with watering holes throughout Philadelphia and New Jersey beginning Sept. 21.
| Religion News Service