Far north Christians keep their faith in footy team
A CHURCH service has been cancelled so that far north Christians can watch the Cowboys battle for NRL premiership glory tomorrow night.
Calvary Cairns has put its faith in a North Queensland victory and scrapped its traditional Sunday evening service. Only tropical cyclones and the Cowboys’ 2015 grand final have previously cancelled the 6pm sermon.
Pastor Michelle Fredericks, a Diehard Cowboys fan said the congregation would instead pray for a Grand Final win at the morning session.
“We were all very excited with the fact the Cowboys fought their way through and decided we definitely want to create opportunity for church members to watch it and get behind the boys,” she said.
“This is another opportunity to create a community around something we love and that’s the Cowboys.”
Calvary Christian Church meets in multiple locations across Queensland, such as Emerald, Gold Coast, Townsville and Yeppoon. The Cairns branch has 750 members and meet at Edge Hill State School.
Ms Fredericks said the service was rarely cancelled, but acknowledged the special occasion: “Unless there is a cyclone or the Cowboys are in the grand final – church goes on.”