Between the heat and the hormones I had a very truncated night’s sleep last night.
I am very slowly getting organized around various church activities. I requested a key (yes, if you have a joke about a church key, or redneck wrench, please insert here), dug into the website and confirmed commitments with those of the church who don’t have email. I also commiserated with a sibling congregant about how married couples using the same email address is creepy (and f^ckyeah it IS creepy, especially when it means one of two things, that one spouse can read private correspondence to do with church matters or that one spouse is controlling the information spigot, and either way, EW!), and her response started with “Dude!” which just goes to show you which side of the digital divide I fall on. I am attempting to get instructions and training for the sound system, if you can call that giant nexus of crap a sound system (and I don’t mean to beat up on the volunteer technicians because there are serious technical issues which will be neither easy nor cheap to resolve).
I rejoiced in learning (there had been hints, but now we know) that church start time has moved back to 10:30 am which is a) mostly the doing of the minister, who never gets any credit for having either brains or the welfare of the whole church in mind, which is bloody annoying for me as I find she has both and b) REALLY good news for the people who live in the hinterlands of our catchment area. Getting up at 8 to get to church is just plain horrid and you have to get up even earlier if you’re doing set up, so booyeah Rev Katie.
I have also, as of the last board meeting, gotten the okay to revive Chalice circles. Go Allegra. I really like small group ministry, especially when it consists of:
Meeting – checking in – lighting candles for joys and concerns – meditating – closing song – eating – socializing!
Now to consult Jeff about dates.
Church is going to eat my brain for the next two years; I know it. Now I have to pace myself.
It’s true we’ve had a lot of departures in the last six months but sometimes the big trees gotta come down to let the little shrubs closer to the light.
New gal started at work yesterday – I think I’m going to like her. Her uptake curve on new technology is impressive.
Mark October 16 on the calendar, we’re going to have a Social Justice Open Mic at church.