A minister known for his innovative preaching has attracted thousands of parishoners to his church's 3-D Christmas program.
Funky glasses and all.
Fellowship Church in Grapevine on Saturday night premiered the Rev. Ed Young's high-tech "A 3-D Christmas," to a crowd of about 4,000.
"It's a little cheesy, but cheese works," said Young.
More services are planned for Thursday and Christmas Eve at the megachurch, where Young drew attention in 2008 when he challenged married congregants to have sex for seven straight days.
At the weekend, adult and children congregants wore paper-frame glasses with red and blue plastic lenses as they watched three videos put together at a cost of about $8,000, The Dallas Morning News reported. The third video featured a re-created incident from last Christmas, in which Young's dogs tore up gift packages.
After the 3-D showings, Young preached the Christmas story.
"Christmas is the best time of the year for people to give God a shot," he said.
Fellowship Church purchased 28,000 pairs of 3-D glasses, but rented cameras for the videos.
"What a great opportunity for the church," he said. "3-D is so hot."
Saturday night's inaugural service concluded on a traditional note, with the lighting of candles and the singing of Christmas carols, such as "Silent Night."
Fellowship Church also has campuses in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano and Miami.