Those 35 who were at the Zoom church service on November 22nd will realize that I have not lost my marbles! Sunday, November 22nd, was Reign of Christ Sunday, the last Sunday in the church year. This coming Sunday will be the first Sunday in the church new year, the Sunday we know as Advent Sunday. Even though I started going to church as a baby in Mom's arms, I still learn new things, or at least am reminded of things I have forgotten or just not thought about.
While we are not in the building, lots of things are going on behind the scene - Sunday School activities (if your children are not involved, please contact Trudy, Mia or Vivian) are happening; there will be decorations at the front of the church; Anne, Trudy and Neil are working on changes for the sign on the front lawn; Council continues meeting; we still support the Food Bank (there is more about this later in the Weekly Message).
With all the things going on, we are also looking to the future and ways in which we can be more effective in terms of technology. There are grants for many things and hopefully there are those in the congregation who will volunteer to help us apply for some of them by sharing expertise in writing grant information, brainstorming ideas, or checking out information.
Though we cannot be together to share hugs and sing together and share sweets at Coffee Fellowship, in years to come, 2020 and Covid-19 will be but a memory. How many survived the power outages during the Ice Storm with lasting damages to their spirits? I expect that in years to come, it will be the same for Covid-19.
So, have a Happy New Year!