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Monday, August 18, 2008

Hutch’s Church Flirts with Homelessness

posted by on August 18 at 9:38 AM

Slog tipper Russ alerts us to the ongoing call for help—be it money, real estate, or prayer—from Ken Hutcherson’s Antioch Bible Church:

Dear Church,

1. The Elder Board decided not to move forward on the Canyon Park location.

2. We are continuing to explore all our options for a 24/7 long-term facility which includes the Kirkland location that has been mentioned the last two Sundays.

3. We also are looking for a short term location to allow us to carry on our present services and programs.

4. The Our Home campaign is ongoing, with funds received and pledges designated toward a new facility.

5. On Sunday, August 24 at 9:00 am, we will have one large service, and then gather the congregation for an update and Q&A on where we are in the process. Please take this opportunity to participate in the Q & A which will commence shortly after the 9:00 AM service.

6. On August 31 we will have ONE SERVICE at 11:00 AM, followed by our famous Bro-B-Q at the SDA facility.

We seek your prayers and support as we move forward to accomplish all the goals above.

Stay abreast of Hutch’s hunt for a home here. (And see you at the Bro-B-Q on August 31!)

(Out-of-towners/under-rockers craving context can find some good Hutch history here, here, and here.)

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I'm going with Blackface.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 18, 2008 9:42 AM

Bro-B-Q? Is that Hutch laid out on the grill? He might be alright smoked over cherrywood.

Posted by Fnarf | August 18, 2008 9:45 AM

Dear Hutch,

I am Praying Fervently for the Swift Resolution to your Homeless Problem. If you feel it would benefit Our Almighty Lord And Saviour Jesus Christ, I will also Do The Rosary to Aid in Our Great Search. Since the solution Requires Prayer, I shall further Send An Email in the Name of Our Great Father, Son, and Holy Ghost asking Others to Pray with Us. Should this Grand Effort yet be Thwarted by the Unmentionable, I Propose that we Offer to Our Passionate Mother and Immaculate Virgin the Promise of Fidelity Ourselves, demonstrated by the Grand Sacrifice to be Offered by Mr. Hutch to Sequester himself for Many Decades at the Fantastic Monastery located in the Jungles of Chile. Our Many Prayers and Wishes shall be with Him.


-Your Devoted Servant

Posted by The power! | August 18, 2008 9:52 AM

So if they don't find a location quickly, does that mean that God hates them? Or is it only a sign when good things happen to them and bad things happen to their enemies?

Posted by demo kid | August 18, 2008 10:13 AM

Nice of Neighbors to lend them space for the Bro-B-Q.

Posted by Emily | August 18, 2008 10:31 AM

As soon as I saw"Bro-B-Q", my head was filled with visions from "Fried Green Tomatoes", and a smile spread across my face. My bad.

Posted by Spanky MacFarland | August 18, 2008 10:36 AM

I'm really curious about the details of their financials. How much does the church spend on staff salaries? How much does Hutch personally make off of the church? How many "elders" have lucrative consulting or service contracts with the church?

How much of church funds actually go to worthwhile things, like helping people?

I'm guessing that hutch easily makes $150k, and that less than 5% of church revenue goes into good works.

Perhaps the great godly leader would cut his salary in half, thus letting them lease a nice space to continue to shear the sheep.

Posted by curious | August 18, 2008 11:58 AM

I'm hoping Antioch and homelessness will stop flirting soon and get into more of a long-term relationship thing.

Posted by COMTE | August 18, 2008 12:00 PM

@7, there are organizations that do special auditing of church finances according to Christian principles and offer advice on how to better serve the mission. Almost none of the high-profile churches you hear about in the media belong to such organizations, since their primary goal is collecting moolah. I very much doubt Antioch belongs to one, either.

Posted by Fnarf | August 18, 2008 12:17 PM

Maybe we could have our own fundraiser barbecue and raise a big, gay wad of cash for Antioch and Hutch?

Posted by Greg | August 18, 2008 12:25 PM

What kind of home does he provide? Haunted House of Horrors!

Posted by Vince | August 18, 2008 1:06 PM

Let me begin by saying that i love your blog a lot
now.. back on topic haha
I cant say that i agree with what you typed up... care to clear things up for me?

Posted by christian | August 24, 2008 5:38 PM

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