For two single women who worship at the altar of Mae West, Church Hopping to find single men proved to be exciting. They approached the task with a modicum of seriousness and a cavalier bent. They came across a quote they adopted for the exploration:
“Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it.
Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it. Sai Baba
First Stop on the Top Five Best Places/Religious to Find Single Men:
Grace Cathedral, Evensong – Thursdays 5:15pm-6:000pm. Rose, a Roman Catholic Single, told the girls about Evensong at Grace on Nob Hill. She raved about the unique, meditative experience of sitting in the sanctuary at the Cathedral listening to the cherubic voices of the Cathedral’s Men and Boys choir. Divine. Bonus: The Big 4 at the Huntington Hotel across the street
Trinity Episcopal Church Some enchanted Evening? Great Date: Drop in to Taize on Wednesday nights at 7:30pm at Trinity. An incredible experience in a church on a Wednesday evening. You’ve seen the impressive, massive red doors at Trinity. Prepare to be even more impressed. The hour-long experience involves chanting, prayer, readings (Rumi, the Bible, Thoreau) rapturous voices and exquisite, romantic candlelight. Tres romantique – date needed.
Glide Memorial Church, Tip: Get there early: Sundays 9:00am and 11:00am Both admitted, they had been meaning to go to Glide for years. There is no time like the present. Go Sunday – arrive early. (30 minutes) Prepare to scour area for parking. Then sing, rock, and reverberate, pray. All God’s Children attend the service. Interesting crowd.
Congregation Emanu-El – Stunningly beautiful Temple Emanu-El with a social and spiritual calendar that appeals to a vast cross- section of members and the rest of us. They have a dynamic rendition of a 20/30 Club, amazing lectures, events and yoga. Go, already.
Green Gulch Farm, Get your Zen on in Marin County, Nourish your mind, body, spirit. Green Gulch is a short drive from the City and a world away. A Buddhist practice center in Japanese Soto Zen tradition. Honey, they have bee keeping, retreats, lectures, mindfulness and nothingness. A sublime getaway destination for single and couples.
The Takeaway? The ladies of the light…subscribe to the “It is better to be looked over than overlooked” philosophy of Ms West (See below)
There wasn’t enough ‘looks over’ in the houses of worship they visited. Next!
Empty Pews…Coming up Empty.