Have you put up your holiday decorations yet? Is your shopping done? Are the cookies baked? And what ARE you having for supper today?? Guess what! The holidays are upon us. As if our lives aren’t crazy enough, this time of year can make a hurried life even more hectic. You may find yourself worrying about more things or feel that your to-do list will never be completed.
Sometimes the church can seem like this, too. There are committee meetings, a growing list of to-dos, and ever-increasing demands on our purse strings. But what’s a church to do? Well, what any family should do—pull together and find strength together.
At this month’s Church Council meeting, we had a productive discussion with members of our Property Committee about their various projects and the plans for the repair of our building exterior. Is there stress involved with this critical project? Sure! But we started on the journey to take care of it, and as a church, we will see it through. The Committee will write up a description of the work that needs to be done, ask for specific bids for the bell tower exterior first, and hopefully see some work begin next spring or summer. We will keep you posted on the progress.
Some highlights of our other discussions:
- Our Sunday School students will present their annual Christmas program on Dec. 22nd
- The new pew cushions are looking good! We still need more sponsors!
- The annual Holiday Bazaar will be on Dec. 7th! Come out and support it—in turn, you’re supporting the church!
- Our Confirmation Class is working on several projects to improve the church. These young ladies are setting a shining example for all of us on how to get involved as a church family. Kudos to them!
- You TOO can get involved. We will be developing a new “time and talent” survey early next year to give everyone a chance to join a committee or sign up to help where they can.
- We discussed winter weather plans (*cringe*). Please watch the website or WFMZ for any weather-related cancellations.
That brings you up to speed on some of the Council’s work. As your own stresses crop up this season, remember that many years ago, a small baby was born in a manger and grew up to save us all. Let there be PEACE ON EARTH and let there be peace in your hearts and homes as well.
Karen Wanamaker, Council President