Church pastor to bless motorcycles

May 21, 2009 5:40:57 AM PDT
A Methodist pastor in central Pennsylvania wants to bless those who share his passion for motorcycles.

The Rev. Al Kimmel says he's holding a first-ever "Blessing of the Bikes" on Sunday at his Grace United Methodist Church in Punxsutawney. That's about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Kimmel is hoping to fill the church's parking lot with motorcyclists and their bikes while he preaches from the roof of the church's carport.

Kimmel says he picked the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend because it's the unofficial start of summer and often marks the beginning of riding season for motorcyclists.

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