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Alan Sheeler will be home soon ready to fulfill our commitments and that means he’ll be shaking the money bag to make sure he has enough. After half the month, we already have 60% of what he needs! Thank you.
Paying your pledge commitment gets us there.
Last week we talked about Alan Sheeler being on vacation. As treasurer, one of his jobs is minding our bank balances. Every week he enters the Fellowship’s income into our books so that you get credited for your pledge payment. It’s a lot of work.
And, sort of like Santa, he knows everything!
So, here’s the scoop: We had a great first week of Alan’s vacation! The baskets overflowed and Vanco was on fire.
But, there’s still time this week to make sure that Alan sees the Fellowship’s commitment.
What speaks to your heart? Alleviating hunger? Women’s health? Helping people get back on their feet? Here’s our Share the Basket schedule for August:
1st Sunday August 6
2nd Sunday August 13
3rd Sunday August 20
4th Sunday August 27
The UUFP Treasurer, Alan Sheeler, is out of town.
While he’s gone, I can say some nice things about him. Obviously, he makes good choices—just look at his mate, Michelle. (Home run!)
Since joining the Fellowship in April 1999, he has taken on just about every job imaginable. He was president 138 times because we needed him. (Under his leadership we paid our old mortgage off!) He’s also served as Finance Chair and was instrumental in the purchase of the office building and paying off the original loan with our bond fund.
Alan is one of the first to show up for emergencies and one of the last to leave.
He has cleared the ice covered walkways before church, worked like crazy to get the mess fixed after the pipes froze, raked leaves, painted the sanctuary and even grabbed a vacuum cleaner when need. And, when needed, he has leaped a few tall buildings!
He’ll need money to pay the Fellowship’s commitments so when he gets home, the first thing he’ll do is check the UUFP bank account!
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Blend everything together and it will probably look like this:
We’ve had such a great response to this and it didn’t seem appropriate to stop after Henry Chambers’ less-than-serious poem.
So, please, bring underwear or cash this Sunday! Or do it on-line.
Wednesday afternoon Fellowship Circle (Tom, Mason, Jeanie, Judy, Pam, Alice, Henry, Randy and David)
Fellowship Circles can be a bit of serious mixed with dollop of caring and a dash of humor. If you haven’t been in one, you really should sign up now for one of the new ones this fall. These were begun under the leadership of Rev. Paul Boothby and a group of fifteen hard-working volunteers. They are a small group that spends a few hours per month with a variety of subjects as a way to get to know each other such as personally special music, end of life planning and the real meaning of WWJD? But, each group is different.
Remember the humor part?
The Wednesday afternoon circle chose “Undie Sunday” as its service project and Henry Chambers as the spokesman because, who else?