January 3, 2019
As far back as junior high school, I remember the first day of the year being a time when I cleaned. First it was my room. Later it became an apartment and then a house. Soon I added church buildings.
I admit that I am one of those people that has always enjoyed organizing and cleaning. There is something about letting go of clutter and stuff that’s getting in the way. There’s something about opening up space to create room.
As you know, there is a parallel process about cleaning and organizing our spiritual and emotional lives. Letting go of the clutter of unhealthy thoughts or behaviors taking up space in our lives frees up room for new life.
I enjoyed organizing and cleaning yesterday at ERUCC with our facilities manager, Mike McGreevy. You’d think by this time that we would have most things well organized but it’s always a process. As we were dismantling trees and dealing with poinsettias, Will Duncan was cleaning shelves in the basement of the Chapel and getting all our paint supplies in one location. At the same time, our new cleaning service was in doing a major clean of our space on the main sanctuary side of the street. Tonight, Elizabeth Slade and Joe Adkins are doing some more work on the kitchen.
If you enjoy this kind of work, we have many opportunities at the church to organize and free up more space. If nothing else, we will really know where stuff is located!
This Sunday, following worship, we will be putting the Christmas decorations away. Many hands make that work easier.
For those of you interested in traveling to Franklinton Center, we will be having a planning meeting at 1 with our friends from Kol Ami.
Last week we said “thank you” to Emily Spear for leading after church fellowship. She helped us to enjoy time together through construction and into the new space. Thanks, Emily. We are seeking someone or a team to coordinate and lead this important area in the life of our church. Please let me know if this is something you may be interested in doing. In the meantime, would you consider helping some Sunday so that we can continue to enjoy this time of fellowship?
for a sign-up genius link to indicate you can take on a Sunday. Thanks.