From the Interim Minister
It doesn’t seem possible that school is starting for the fall semester in just a few days. Where has the summer gone?
As I look back through July I remember that we had a very inspiring Worship in the Street on July 1. It was estimated that there were about 200 in attendance, at least there were more people than chairs.
Mosey Down Broadway was a huge success. Dorothy and I were unable to attend, but the fact that Donna Adams was able to get it videoed for us meant we were still able to see it. We thank Jeffrey Goodspeed and Barry Kimble for sharing their talents.
We also celebrated the congregation’s 179
anniversary, observed Christmas in July to collect gifts for the December Jubilee, and said goodbye to long-time members, Jim and Jan Rybka, to wish them well on their move to Arizona.
Looking ahead, I want you to know that the Search Committee has ministerial profiles. There are ten ministers in the group they received who are interested in being considered for a call to be First Christian Church’s next minister. Each profile has 25-30 pages of information. Should anyone contact you with interest in being considered, tell them to contact Carolyn Reed at the Regional Office in Indianapolis.
Dorothy and I are driving to Colorado Springs in August to visit our furniture and get our “mountain fix.” We will be gone Aug. 12-22. Brian Nelson will be the minister on Aug. 19.
The Worship Committee has decided to celebrate the Labor Day holiday by doing something different. On Labor Sunday, September 2, we are asking people to wear their “work clothes.” That means we want you to wear what you normally wear to work. If you are retired, we are not letting you off the hook. We are asking you to wear what you wore to work when you were working. Some of us won’t look much different from what we wear on other Sundays. I will participate by wearing the clothes I wear to the office weekdays rather than wearing a suit. Have a good August, and we will see you in church. Pastor Phillip Hayes, Interim Minister