MANCHESTER, NH—Dope Community Church needed to find a way to reach the youth in the surrounding community. They thought about playing Hanson songs during worship time or preaching through popular television series like Family Matters and Home Improvement. But finally, they landed on the perfect solution: giving away POGs, small cardboard discs used in a popular game among young people.
Any youth who attend the church this Sunday will receive a free pack of POGs and a custom slammer.
"Paul became all things to all people, and we need to do the same by meeting the youth where they are: down at the rollerskating rink, trading POGs with their pals," said Pastor Lou Bundy, 92. "They're bippin' and boppin' and rockin' and rollin' and we've gotta be slick for these young cats, you dig?"
The church is hopeful that this outreach will bring more of the youngsters into the fold, so they can send them away to youth group and never have to see them.
Next week, all youth will receive a free copy of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari 2600.