Dear Creator Family,
I write with good news this week (lower case “good news,” that is. One must always keep perspective on what we’re about!) After such a long process we have turned the corner on several fronts. We have received the Health Department approval for a new drain field and have contracted with C & W Hanover Septic to do the work. We are on their calendar and hope to begin construction in October.
After the disappointment of our Yard Sale cancellation, we were able to connect with Redeemer Roman Catholic Church and join them in their ministry to Honduran Christians. Redeemer has had a mission to Honduras for many years and the recent unrest and natural disasters there have made their support all the more vital. A crew from Redeemer was here on Monday and was able to take over half of our items to sell in their yard sale to support our brothers and sisters in Honduras. This blessing to them is—by extension—a blessing for us that we can help those in such need in the name of Christ. That’s how the Gospel works, after all—by so many small, often unseen, connections. Praise be to God and our brothers and sisters at Redeemer! Please pray that their event goes well this coming weekend, as if there’s anyone who knows the hard work behind a big yard sale, it’s Creator folk!
Many of the remaining items will be donated to Fix Ministry, a Thrift Store which reaches beyond sales to help the most in need. After that I earnestly ask for help, after we plan a date(s) in the next month, to clean and clear our Sunday School rooms—straightening, tidying, getting rid of the last boxes, trash, and what-have-you. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to “take back” our building? Please help me mobilize a one-time effort along these lines.
In the church office, we are nearing the completion of our research into electronic giving software and hope to have “on-line-giving” as an option very soon. Mary has completed her renovation of the online directory and, while the new format may not very noticeable to you, it will be much easier for her to maintain.
What’s on Deck?
After our Parish Hall is emptied of the accumulation, we will dive into the Vision Ministry’s recommendations. These plans start with a thorough cleaning and an assessment of the building. From there we will move to a few much-needed improvements, which will open the door for our Parish Hall to be a multi-use building with available rental space. The completion of our portico lighting and bathroom fixtures will finish up the outside until special projects are re-engaged.
The fall is looking to be an exciting time of completion and new beginning bringing glory to God and opportunity to our Creator Family. Please contact me or your Vestry person to find a way to connect and contribute—our family, and our parish, is all of us together!
Peace in Christ,
Father Bill Burk†