This past weekend, the Lexington Herald Leader took note of some of our folks and their simple church that meets at the local skate park. You can read the full article and check out some of the photos from their visit to the “skate church” at woodland park. While i thought their choice of the word “service” was interesting, the article did a fairly good job of letting others peer into what the skate church gathering looks like…
On a sunny Sunday morning, the Skate Park in Woodland Park is filled with skateboarders taking on the little concrete canyons.
And then it’s time for church — Lexington Skate Church. The service is being held on two picnic tables a skateboard’s soar away from the Skate Park.
The Skate Church is affiliated with Lexington’s Simple Church, which emphasizes fellowship and discussion outside of a formal church environment.
Joshua Roberts, who is leading the service this week, unpacks donuts, juice, Mountain Dew and an egg-and-bacon casserole that he cooked. Roberts, a longtime skateboard enthusiast, will later conclude the service by climbing on a skateboard and sailing around the skateboard park.
“What better way to do church than with a skateboard?” Roberts said.