We all know it takes a village to raise a child and it takes the same people to maintain the village. As fall sweeps in with more color and cooler weather we are reminded the holidays are just around the corner and it’s time to get our building and grounds spruced up. Last year our team of volunteer caretakers was rather sparse, and we are hoping for more members to help out this year.
In the past, the Trustees have done a great job of maintaining our “village”, but sadly, many have gone on to a greater reward and they are sorely missed. Of the remaining Trustees, about half are over the age of 75. As you can see, we really need all hands on deck this year for our annual workday, which is tentatively planned for Saturday, November 14th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
As you drive through the neighborhood, evidence of the pride we have in our church is everywhere. The Community Garden is thriving and contributes to the needs of our neighbors. The German School is a great asset to both our church and the surrounding area. They are beginning to get back to a regular school schedule after a recent flood in the south wing of our church. They have newly painted rooms, new floors and are deeply appreciative of all our help. Here, again, it takes a village. A big thank you to Evelyn Womble who has assumed responsibility for our parking lot entrance; it never looked so loved. And to Larry Rains, a 24/7 go-to guy for whatever maintenance is needed.
This has been a traumatic year for us, with COVID, a freezing winter storm, and a flood in the GISD school wing, but we survived by the grace of God.
As we enter the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, let us give thanks to God for His blessings and mercy. We can’t do it without you because it truly takes a village.