| In some ways, this sunrise fantasy reminds me of the year just past. It rose with promise balancing on the precipice of time and then quickly vanished into December’s mist. Gone. Within a blink or two twelve months slipped into the sea and left me realizing how fragile time really is, how fleeting the gift of life can be.
I stood a few minutes longer beneath the golden haze lost in lazy thoughts wondering what the deer was thinking and if he sensed the divine like I did. I wanted to ask him, but before I could the sun bade farewell, the day began, and he was gone.
Christmas Shoe Boxes
We had another successful shoe box campaign this year. Everyone gathered on a Wednesday night, including the girl scouts who helped this time. Shirley Deeds spearheaded the event and close to 80 packed boxes were stacked in the sanctuary ready for delivery to the needy around the world.
Hanging of the greens
The kids are practicing for the Hanging of the Greens service in December. Jo Coniglio, the church organist, teaches them the songs for the service. Megan Campbell watches from the front seat.
During the service on Sunday morning, these kids were such a delight to all the congregation. They sang several songs and then bustled off stage to gather in ornaments which they paraded down the center aisle of the church in an endless stream dropping off their ornaments and looping into the back to gather more. Thanks, kids, for your participation.
Dale Parks and Linda Young pose beneath the pulpit in front of the poinsettias. All the members of the Flower Committee (Alice Rew, Ted Lewis, Amy Kay Hines, and Shelly Mize) did an exceptional job of decorating the church. This is one of the most beautiful sanctuaries on the Shore. Be sure to stop and enjoy it before the holidays slip away.
The Dream Team will have its first meeting on January 20th at 10:30 at the Crossroads Coffee House in Onley. Anyone is welcome to participate. Currently there are eleven volunteers. Our mission is a simple but complex one: DREAM! What can we do to make our church better, more effective, more interesting to absentee members and outsiders. Our goal will be to dream of ways to spur growth and inspire many in the surrounding area to become a part of our church family.
The Drummondtown Baptist Church Candlelight Service will be held December 23 at 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome.
Let’s not forget the miraculous offering on Harvest Home Day, November 19, 2017. On this hallowed day, the church gave from free and thankful hearts over $21,000.00!
The pastor will be out of the pulpit for two weeks– December 31, 2017 and January 7, 2018.
Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year!