|This cartoon has nothing to do with my post but it is just so funny I had to add it.|
The first of the year I transferred my church membership to our small local church. The congregation had been very nice to me after Ron's death. It was a comfortable fit.
At almost the same time the Chairperson of the church Finance Committee had died. It seemed there was not a soul to take his place. All eyes turned to me, a brand new member having no information on the financial condition of the church past or present Because I had been a banker you can guess the rest of the story. They believed I was the person for the job.
One of my previous employers had said, "I don't ever have to give Annie a raise. If I shower her with enough praise she will take on any new task." He must have told this to my new church.
Regardless I have been in the midst of reporting on the first quarter and meeting with the committee and preparing to meet with the council. I am having to dig out what information I can from church members who cannot remember what happened when. Not only did we lose the past chairman, we also have a brand new minister who is as green as I am. Thankfully the church has an easy-going, smiling Treasurer who should walk around with angel wings and a halo.
What am I saying here? I am saying it is a mixed bag of the good, the bad and the ugly. The good part is that it keeps me busy and away from my sadness so much. The bad is it takes me away from the time I would rather be blogging or mowing or working on my grandchildren book. The ugly that it puts me in the political gossip stream of a small church:(
When I fall silent as I have recently you will know why.