beer church The First Unitarian Church will hold a service dedicated to beer. (Credit: Courtesy American Homebrewers Association).


One of the country's oldest churches will next month hold a service dedicated to one of the country's oldest beverages: beer.


Philadelphia's First Unitarian Church at 2125 Chestnut St. will on June 30 host a "church beer service" to mark the conclusion of the American Homebrewers Association National Homebrewers Conference, which will be held in Philadelphia from June 27 through June 29.


The service will explore the history and culture of beer, which a release noted has throughout history served as both a sustaining beverage and a symbol of conviviality and equality.


"This service will also look at an interesting message from the growing world of craft brewing: small is good," the release stated.


Sermons will focus on the positive aspect of beer – when the unique object of worship is used carefully and in moderation.