In April I received a great assignment from the San Francisco Chronicle. Go to a service of the Jerk Church in Oakland, CA. The “Jerks” officially call their church themselves the First Church of The Jerk. One of several congregations that gather weekly to sing, break bread, dress up and have fellowship, but without the religious trappings of a normal church. The music was rousing and the people friendly.
It turns out that the church sprang from Burning Man, so I felt right at home with the crowd. If you would like to learn more read the excellent article by Jennifer Raiser in the online SF Chronicle.