Busy as a Bee!
Busy, busy as a bee…as someone in my family used to say. I can’t remember who it was, but I remember the saying. And these several weeks leading up to some much needed and anticipated vacation time certainly resemble it. We have had adult baptisms, folks joining the church by transfer from other faith traditions, baby dedications, Mark and Mini Watts’ wedding, a Mother/Daughter Banquet, a Pentecost celebration, Max Hazell’s ordination service, an open house to celebrate 33 years of the JCC Preschool and its final class of graduates, the nominating committee is making calls for the coming church year, our YAMs represented us at the Battle of the Bounce during Derby Festival in support of the Christian Care Communities, the Pitt Academy and the Stroke Foundation (oh, and there was the fastest two minutes in sports!), Mother’s Day, the Kirkringers’ and Chancel Choir’s end of the spring party and the Joyful Spirits Band gig playing for AIDS Interfaith Ministries. Did I mention, “Busy as a bee”?
And that didn’t include the routine stuff which happens here every month: circles meeting, rehearsals for all the musical elements of worship, cards from Monday Morning Bible Study to folks needing a word of comfort, encouragement and congratulations, worship, children and youth music and faith development, Sunday School, Primetimers potluck and game night, the Out-to-Lunch-Bunch, Pairs & Spares, members of the Diaconate serving in various ways, and elders being elders, not to mention on-going mission projects to support our commitment to the prevention of human trafficking (get your hand made graduation cards before they’re all gone!), used shoes for WaterStep to provide clean water in remote and disaster affected areas, the Grateful Threads knitting blankets and skull caps for the hospitalized and babies, and used greeting cards and hearing aid batteries for Christian Care Communities.
‘Twas just another “routine” busy as a bee week and month in the life of Jeffersontown Christian Church (Disciple of Christ): doing ministry and mission with and for others while practicing good stewardship of the earth resources and having fellowship within the congregation who gathers for worship at 10631 Taylorsville Rd. in Louisville, KY.
My thanks to Bill Bernauer, Vicki Poole-Adams and Susan Bernauer for serving in worship while Ben was on family leave and to T. Coleman, Jr. and Ben for leading worship in my absence! What a blessing to have so many with such diverse talents sharing their gifts with so many!
Posted on Tue, May 17, 2016
by Doug Meister