First Congo, Sunnydale?

I was plodding around the church list of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches — the part of the Congregational Christians that didn’t go in with the UCC, and with which I had a brief flirtation in the 90s; also the only Christian communion I know of that has formal dealings with Unitarian Universalist Christians — and found the Tribe of Los Angeles, California. The website has Buffy the Vampire Slayer all over it. Very self-conscously PoMo. Rather GenX and not very Millenial (which is good because you know how GenXers sulk if they’re/we’re forgotten.) But a tidge out of date. Literally, too: the website last announces the worship service for May 28. Worshippers expect(ed):

Dinner, drumming, Eucharist, liturgy, prayer. Join us as we get closer to God through art, meditation, and fellowship. 6:30 at Subud, directions here.

OK, not much Ye Olde Miles Standish Church, and that’s a good thing, especially for the Left Coast. Even so, they quite plainly note their NACCC affiliation. The church has a blog too; again, not recently updated. It was very groovy, hip and pomoesque. Then I read one line

Frederick Buecher wrote . . . .

Ah, they are Congregationalists!

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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