August 14, 2018 – It’s no accident that the Bible is loaded with references to food, drink and community. Caring for people is about feeding bodies as well as souls. Now a local church is adding another dimension to this idea—by building a restaurant and brewery in downtown Santa Cruz where Sunday services will also be offered.
Leaders of the progressive Greater Purpose Community Church have leased the huge space that previously housed iconic Logos bookstore on Pacific Avenue and are planning the remodel, with a hoped-for opening in summer or fall of 2019.
Envisioned is a full restaurant on the street level and a brewery in the basement, going by the name Greater Purpose Brewing Company.
“I hope it totally changes people’s perception of Christianity,” says GPCC pastor Christopher … Read More