Thank you! Thank you for your tremendous response to become “greeters.” A tremendous number of you filled out a card saying that you are willing to serve as greeters to welcome people to our services. Some of you even e-mailed! Your positive response was a reminder of what I already know about you: when you are presented an opportunity to serve, you step up! It’s not too late to volunteer. Let me know if you would like to join the others who are going to work to serve as greeters as we welcome people to our wonderful new building and to our worship services.
This week we will be announcing plans for our Children’s Ministry as Robyn prepares to retire. Important decisions lay ahead of us. We will be scheduling a Celebration time for Robyn so we can say “Thanks” for a job extremely well-done. We will also be presenting the Interim plan going forward in our Children’s and Activities ministries. David Hitch, our deacon chair, will be appointing a Transition Study Team to study the needs of our Children’s and Activities ministries in the coming years. In due time David will appoint a search team to act upon the work of the Transition Study Team. Even though Robyn will be retiring, we will not forget the importance of helping our children learn about Jesus. What greater gift can we give them?
This Sunday we will consider a difficult issue facing many in our community. Our theme will be: “I Quit – Trying to Do It All Myself.” We will talk about the demands on those who are caregivers with people struggling with Alzheimer’s disease. I am praying that someone will come forward to give leadership to an Alzheimer’s support group to help those in our church and our community who are dealing with this devastating illness. I believe we can find a way to be brothers and sisters to those who are hurting. I look forward to seeing you then,