AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Most Coloradans who weren’t watching the Super Bowl on Sunday at home or at a party were watching the game at a bar or restaurant.
One group, though, had a unique Super Bowl party at a movie theater, complete with a mini sermon.
Across the Denver metro area most churches had traditional Sunday services, as they do every week. But in Aurora Elevation Christian Church decided to have a service Sunday evening at a nearby movie theater, bringing together good fellowship with their plan to watch the game together. Apparently, though, their Broncos prayers weren’t quite answered.
Leaders at the church, located on the 1900 block of South Telluride Street, say their congregation is committed to God, but the Denver Broncos are a close second.
“The Super Bowl party? The Broncos and the Super Bowl, this is our life,” said Tom Gould, an elder at the church.
The church said they are devoted to the principles of their religion and to living a good — but fun — life. Between bowls of popcorn, Pastor Scott Bloyer offered a mini sermon.
“We’ve always said we wanted to be a church that reaches men and part of that is having fun. So we try to have as much fun as we can and we tell people it’s okay to not be okay. You don’t have to be perfect to be a part of a church,” Bloyer said.
Members of the congregation told CBS4 they were doing a bit more cheering than praying, and a bit more drinking than singing.
“We’re like a family and it was the neatest thing getting together at the theater like this,” Janice, a member of the church, said.
They were all excited to be raising their eyes not to an alter, but to the big screen showing their team. All certainly said the final score wasn’t one they were hoping for, though.