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Saturday, November 07, 2009

The Church Decorating Committee

After an overwhelming response to my pulpit cry for help on the Christmas decorating; I am more than pleased to announce that the committee now consists of.... well..... me. And Lisa. (thanks, Lisa. you're probably the only servant in that church. pfffft)

Determined not to let the constraints of time and lack of cloning technology to get the better of me and my lavish plans for decor, I figured that I'd go to my best and only true friend- Google.

Google never lets me down.
I found a few things that even the Sunday School children could get involved with.

And while I'm in the garage collecting craft supplies anyway; I may as well pick up a few odds and ends to make my own tree. Should save the church decor budget some.

Then again, it's always nice to get a few little things done at home- maybe involve the husband and kids? I don't mind sacrificing some glittery bits and ribbon for a truly remarkable cause. It's so nice to get credit for hard work done with a spirit of humility and a total lack of pretense. The best plan may be to simply be the decor. Cut out the middle man. Forget about hauling that heavy box of tree parts down a flight of stairs and through a narrow hallway and up a stage.
This is way more practical. And pretty too.

But there are those large windows to dress.....
I suppose the foyer won't miss several hundred plastic hangers?
The Sunday School department ought to have red string of some sort...
And there's always the thrift shop for some golden baubles.
You know, I'm starting to think this whole committee thing fell apart for good reason. If I'm going to say that I believe in recycling and reusing; well... then there's no excuse for not using what's right in front of my fully capable nose.
Thank you, Google.
You've been ever so helpful, once again.


Brian the Mennonite said...

I believe in Go...erm.. I mean Google.

Lisa said...

Um, well.........good old google........but, ya know.....I think I'm busy that day....what day did you plan on decorating again?

Anonymous said...

I wish I was on your team...
I love.. under the wire