Photos: Beer and hymns for Jesus

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1 Hymnals in hand, Cathy Prichard of Fargo, left, and Kay Weiss of Fargo sing during the third "Beer and Hymns" event at Usher's House in Moorhead on Jan. 9, 2013. The monthly gathering is hosted at different locations each month and is organized by a Fargo-Moorhead church called The Gathering. 
2 "Beer and Hymns" offers participants an evening of conversation, beverage and song in the lower level of Usher's House, a Moorhead restaurant and bar, on Jan. 9, 2014. The monthly event is organized by The Gathering, a Fargo-Moorhead area church that bills itself as "doing church differently." 
3 Greg Ewing-Lee, right, considers his beverage options at Usher's House in Moorhead on Jan. 9, 2014. Ewing-Lee, 31, of Fargo joined upward of two dozen adults for the third "Beer and Hymns," a gathering that features singing and socializing. Ewing-Lee is a member of The Gathering, which sponsors the monthly event. 
4 Ten-year-old Arthur Kaese of Fargo appears less then enthusiastic about an evening outing with his parents for "Beer and Hymns" at Usher's House in Moorhead on Jan. 9, 2014. The monthly events, which are organized by a Fargo-Moorhead church called The Gathering, are free and open to the public. Consuming beer -- or any alcohol for that matter -- is optional. 
5 Pastor Cody Schuler, left, and Greg Ewing-Lee, right, sing a hymn during a "Beer and Hymns" event at Usher's House in Moorhead on Jan. 9, 2014. The monthly event is organized by The Gathering, a young Fargo-Moorhead church that is affiliated with First United Methodist Church in Fargo. Schuler and others are looking for ways to connect with young adults and help them connect with their faith. 
6 Fargo resident Anne Gassmann sings a hymn during "Beer and Hymns" at Usher's House in Moorhead on Jan. 9, 2014. Gassmann has attended Sunday services of The Gathering, a Fargo-Moorhead church which organizes "Beer and Hymns" at different locations each month. She said she finds the church's philosophy appealing. 
7 Fargo resident Lyndell Dahl chats with new acquaintances during a "Beer and Hymns" event at Usher's House in Moorhead on Jan. 9, 214. Lyndell and her husband, Ramsey, attended the evening gathering at the invitation of friends. "It's interesting," said Ramsey. "The people are really nice. We'll definitely come again." 
8 Empty pint glasses are stacked and collected by a server after the third "Beer and Hymns" event at Usher's House in Moorhead on Jan. 9, 2014. The event, which moves to different locations each month, is organized by a young Fargo-Moorhead church called The Gathering.