Saturday, August 8, 2009

The chairs GATHER toGETHER...


    Things I have had in basements of various house I've lived in:
  • a woodshop
  • a motorcycle
  • an enormous tank of heating oil
  • a man building guitar amps out of coffee cans
  • a recording studio
  • a magazine's office
  • a washer and dryer (booo, boring, booo)
  • a flood
    Things I had not previously considered having:
  • a chapel
(Found by Erin.)

23 comments:

Heather said...

I want to lie down on all that blue carpet and pretend to swim!

Nordstrom24 said...

No.....they're all gonna laugh at you!

Karasu said...

Are those … boxes of tissues under the chairs? Not only is it a chapel in a basement, but one prepared for a room full of weeping attendees.

Don't drink the Kool-Ade, guys! Don't drink it!

Emmy said...

I wonder how many people from the church would just keep showing up at your house all the time! So weird

Anonymous said...

This is in the same category as the one with the stage and pole in the basement. I'm not sure what category that is. I should make that clear.

Roidy

Karin said...

so they have 2 master bathrooms (I'm impressed!) and I think they changed their chapel into a "recreational room" in the later photos...

Land of shimp said...

Bizarrely, this is just not that unusual in Colorado. Really.

At my husband's company they had to fire the head of HR years ago, because he had formed a church in his basement, and was having the head of charitable endeavors regularly cut checks to his church without mentioning that it was the Church of This Dude's Basement.

Also, since he was the head of HR, he'd managed to have all of his deacons hired as in management positions.

And that? Is not even his house.

Cute house, really, except for how there's a cult in the basement.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

That's funny, Karasu... all the tissues! Maybe it's a funeral home.

Alissa said...

My parents are thinking about retiring, and are planning to build their own mini-movie theater in their house. I joked that they could charge admission, but I think this basement church might be an even better idea.

Angel said...

The pastor must be very short to be able to make his grand entrance through that door...

burhanistan said...

A tithe a day keeps our creditors away.

Also, I was trying to devise an acronym using the words Colorado, Home, Underground, Ministry, and Program but it just didn't seem to gel into a pronounceable word...

WildStar said...

It seems as though there are 4 separate bathrooms??

Anonymous said...

I would never have considered a chapel in the basement but it seems like a good way to generate income.

Come, Parishioners, one and all ... (my bills are due)

Anonymous said...

Must be hard to get the goat's blood out of blue carpeting.

Stuart said...

I actually really dig this house, even if I'd feel slightly guilty for turning what appears to be an AA meeting room into a bar.

autie said...

Okay...for some reason I keep thinking of the Baby Savers from Citizen Ruth...

Niobe said...

I wonder if there are any tax breaks for that?

Anonymous said...

I love how not only do we get to see the basement as a chapel but then we see it set up as a normal family room. Makes me wonder if they switch the basement every Sunday then switch it back again.

quetz said...

This, it should be noted, is Colorado. They're usually busy in that secret underground lair, uh, rec room devising new ways to Focus on Your Family, and that can't wait for Sunday!

Anonymous said...

if you look at all the pictures, they have the chapel revamped into a "Recreation Room" its the same room only redone, so they staged it to your liking...

mudslicker said...

I can't get last night's episode of True Blood out of my head.

This basement isn't helping any.

Neal Snow said...

This may seem funny to some, but I was unfortunate enough to have grown up in a household where my dad turned the basement into a worship service room.

During my last year of high school, dad had it out with some of the other members at the church we attended. Being a disagreeable sort who always had to have his way, he turned our formerly kick ass library room into a sunday worship room, complete with homemade pulpit. Dad sat on a highchair behind the pulpit so he could look down at the family and bark his version of the Bible text at the family.

Seems funny, doesn't it? Try living it. It was hell.

As soon as I graduated high school, I enlisted into the slightly less insane USAF. At least there I had the freedom of religion.

bitbot said...

Well I think it's hardly Christian presenting the basement and the 'Recreation Room' as if they are two different rooms!

Unless there's some excellent revolving-wall type setup where one turns into the other:
"No, officer, no worship going on here, we were merely recreating..."

or alternately,
"No officeer, no recreation going on here, we were merely worshipping..."