Last week I reported on changes in the church committees and equipment. This week I am reflecting on the most important part of the church–its members. I am truly blessed to work with such a dedicated and caring group of volunteers. This Sunday we will be recognizing many of our volunteers as we formally install our new officers and committee members to their roles and ordain three new Deacons–Kristin Harper, Maddie Swicord and Linda Wright.
We see the commitment of our volunteers in the work of these elected members, in our church school teachers, in our music people and in so many other places throughout the church. One example of this dedication happened a few weeks ago on a particularly bad weather Sunday. I think it was also a vacation weekend and so we had very low church attendance. There were 12 people in the congregation. What was amazing was that all the choir members came to church–we had more in the choir than in the congregation. I was really preaching to the choir that day.
Our congregational volunteers not only make it possible to share God's love at 30 Washington Drive, but I hope they also find a meaning and joy in their service. It is indeed the best gift to be able to give to another. To all you who give of your time to this church I say, "Thank you," and may you be blessed by your service.
See you in church,