Coffee House – Natural Way to Create ‘Community’

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LA QUINTA, CA (March 17, 2008) – Operating a coffeehouse that is open throughout the week seems like a natural outgrowth of ministry for Cornerstone Covenant Church, says pastor Chris Hushaw.

The church is committed to reaching out to the community in ways that are readily accessible, he explains. “We are all seeking a place where people know us by name and where we can gather with friends. The Coffee House Café is today’s answer to our desire for community.”

Hushaw adds, “That’s where Jesus spent most of his time – hanging out with his friends, pursuing people in everyday life, sharing life together.”

The coffeehouse is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and is staffed by volunteers, says Hushaw. Friday nights offer an open microphone for local artists and game night for families to spend time together. Sunday evenings feature The Infusion, a gathering for young adults. A guitar club meets Monday nights.

Customers can take advantage of the free WiFi Internet connectivity for laptop users, a new kids’ room for parents and children, and plenty of tables, chairs and sofas. The café has an outdoor patio, and the church office is located in the back of the building.

This is not the first non-profit venture for the 18-month-old congregation. Cornerstone owns and operates the Bargains of the Desert Thrift Store. Proceeds fund trips to church camp for valley children whose families can’t afford the expense. The store already has raised $48,000 so far to send 127 children to camp.

To learn more about the church and its ministries, Visit Cornerstone Covenant Church.

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