Ya know, to me the term "Fellowship" is an over used term in our churches today. Im going to a church where they often serve food after the service & Ive gone to churches where they do a lunch service each week. I dont see how food is the social lubricant & personally, if I was stimulated by it, would it not be considered border line gluttony? With that said, I have European friends who often take time to meet together in local pubs on scheduled times to converse & get together. Honestly I perfer that & while there are lots of those in the church dead said against it, the pub environment is a splendid way to have Christian fellowship. Now I am not closing my eyes to the fact that liqueur being served could be a problem so I asked my dear wife (a recovering alcoholic) her thoughts on the matter. She sees pub night fellowship like I do however her cautionary statement that " some dont choose that path" meaning taking a drink while others are indulging, is the proper key to the whole balance issue. It is her contention that the pub environment is a favorable place for conversation, debate & socializing.....when properly managed. Again "Choice" is the key element here.....if a person knowingly cannot control themselves then stay away from that environment .....but do not let it obstruct others from a positive opportunity to socialize, have fellowship & discuss Christ. Your thoughts?