It's just about Advent...in Methodist circles this means CHARGE! conference time! Piles of paperwork and preparation required of us to show we're doing what we're supposed to be doing...and then a ritualized meeting with reports, written and oral, to give folks a chance to hear the state of the congregation. I've got to brag on my folks-- not only did they show up for the meeting, they did a great job articulating the vision and mission of the church, where we're struggling and succeeding, what are hopes are and how much fun we're having while following Christ!
I'm notorious for making faces (a-la Jim and Pam on the Office), so I had a blast last night making faces causing smirks from my leadership. I am good for bringing humor to the table! Now, we can turn to Advent...blessings as you do, too!