Very satisfying

October 6, 2012


Our church is working on a capital campaign, and one of the things our consultant recommended was to have a Servant Saturday to get us all in the mindset of serving because Jesus served us. Congregational members could sign up for a two-hour time commitment (which was genius) and go out and help somehow in the community. We collected food, cleaned at a cemetery, cleaned at a park, visited with the elderly, led a hymn sing at a nursing home, cleaned and painted at various places, and just generally had a good morning. Afterward there was lunch waiting for us at church.

Lloyd and I signed up to help paint a room at the Methodist church. We worked with Luther and Jerry, two fine members, Concordia people, and painters. We cranked out that room like mad, and I didn’t spill any paint!

….. Until then end. When I spilled a fair amount. On carpet.

D’oh! I’m always careful – until I’m not.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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4 Responses to “Very satisfying”

  1. Brad Said on:

    That’s a good idea. Short time commitments are WAY easier to sign up for. At church, it always seems that once you volunteer for something, you’re signing on to do it for the rest of your life.


  2. Kristi Said on:

    Every project goes faster when you know there’s food at the end.


  3. christina Said on:

    So you all are Methodist now????


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