Message from Council President:
Happy 2022! 2021 sure was an interesting year! The new year makes me think of Auld Lang Syne. Traditionally it is sung to bid farewell to the old year at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. Auld Lang Syne can be loosely translated as “for the sake of old times.” I’m sure some people are more than happy to say goodbye to 2021 and others have fond memories that they plan to keep with them always. No matter how you feel about 2021, we now move on to a new year. I hope that 2022 is filled with joy and prosperity for all!
Council met on December 9th. Here are some highlights:
The confirmation class had another successful honey fundraiser. Thanks to all who made purchases! The Youth decorated the Christmas tree and are planning a trip to Lights in the Parkway in December.
The Property Committee continues to take care of the building. The contractor for the stonework on the bell tower had some unexpected issues come up that delayed our work. He plans to have us first on his schedule in the spring. The Property Committee is working on permits to put lights up in our lower parking lot as suggested by the State Police. The offices are getting closer to being ready for paint and ceiling tiles. I’m looking forward to getting these offices used again! Even if only temporarily until we are ready for flooring.
The Worship and Music committee has decided to bring back having the children pass the jingle buckets once again. It’s something they’ve always enjoyed and I look forward to seeing their smiling faces again while they walk around the sanctuary with their buckets! Brush up on your ushering skills as we will also have ushers and will be passing the offering plates starting in January. Council and volunteers will fill in until a schedule can be put together.
Great things are happening at Mount Zion! Hope to see you all in church!
Yours in faith,