Date registered: Jan 2005
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Church to screen All Blacks
A New Zealand church is replacing Sunday morning services with screenings of All Blacks rugby matches
Greerton Bible Church, in Tauranga, plans to show the Grand Slam tour tests against Wales, Ireland, England and Scotland on successive Sundays in November.
Guests from the world of rugby will speak at the screenings about how their faith has influenced their sports careers and life.
The congregation of about 250 is being encouraged to wear their rugby shirts for the matches, reports the Otago Daily Times
Senior Pastor Russell Embling, who is himself a rugby fan, came up with the idea of the screenings.
He said: "A lot of people are going to watch the All Black games on Sunday morning, so we figured if we can't beat 'em, join 'em.
"We want to try and break the stereotype or caricature that people have in mind about church being staid and starchy and not enjoying life."
Rugby will not entirely replace religion - the church's regular Sunday services will be held on Friday nights instead.
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