August 9, 2018
In case you don’t already know this, we are a frugal church. We know how to stretch our resources of people and funds.
This week when some of the youth and adults helping with Vacation Bible School had a break, they moved stuff from various locations into their new spaces. With only a few hours’ notice, four guys were able to come to the church and move tables from the basement of Trinity Chapel to the new community room. This was hot and heavy work, but many hands made the work load easier.
Rachel Ford and her granddaughter sorted through all manner of stuff in the new kitchen. I know we are frugal because we seem to have kept every single plastic serving utensil that came with catered meals. Dozens of plastic tongs, spoons, forks, you name it. We have enough pots and pans to outfit several churches. Same is true of our collection of vinyl tablecloths.
As we are moving things – again – it’s amazing to see what we have kept over the years. I imagine the hands who stirred soups and sauces in those huge pots. I imagine the fun meals served on those Halloween and Valentine’s Day tablecloths. I imagine all the conversations held around those tables we have moved back and forth hundreds of times.
There’s still a lot of moving and organizing to do and I am grateful for the many who have come forward to help. Thank you.
I’m also happy to share that we have received temporary occupancy for the new space. Services for Jack Patterson will be held in the Sanctuary and a time of fellowship following the service will be held in the new community room. Jack was excited about this new space and all its possibilities. I am thankful that we can gather around tables in our own space as we remember and give thanks for his life.