For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Steve Winn. I am a member of your church council and as such, part of my job is overseeing church maintenance. This building is almost as old and tired as I am, and is in need of various types of maintenance. We would like for some of you to volunteer to help us catch up on some of the various tasks around the church. We are in need of people who would be willing to do some small painting jobs, landscaping, cleaning air vents, and even vacuuming the roof? Yes, vacuuming the roof. We have a flat section of roof that has accumulated enough debris that is it is starting to plug our drains, and we all know that a plugged drain is an unhappy drain, and no one wants that.
We also have some heavier duty tasks such as residing one of our outside storage sheds. The existing siding and trim would need to be removed and replaced with new material, ergo, yes ergo, it would require the use of saws, hammers, nail guns and all the other fun tools guys like to use. One person or many can do this job, and if many, we might even be able to throw in food. We all know that food is a wonderful enticement.
Pastor Will has been making parking blocks for the parking lot and would love to be able to allow someone else the joys of getting to use a concrete mixer, 80# bags of cement and water. He has developed a formula for the mixture and told me it takes about 1 hour to make three blocks. You noticed I said “told me.” The last time I picked up something that weighed 80#, well that’s another fish story. Anyhow, it would be 1 hour, three times a week, and that would give us nine blocks. I am not sure how many blocks we need, but I can let us run out of materials whenever the crew is tired. Pastor Jeffry said he was sure that we would need hundreds of them, but until I see his name on the volunteer list, we’ll just consider the source.
We could also use someone to keep an eye on our rolling stock, also known as busses. This would involve a weekly minor inspection of our vehicles. You know, fluid levels, tire pressures, looking underneath for leaks, and keeping an eye on the time frame for oil changes. We have been putting our vehicles to good use and it has been hard to keep up with all the various items that need to be checked. I can think of a couple of retired guys who should probably volunteer for this position, and one of them lives not far from here.
I have tried to keep this plea for help fun and humorous, but the need really does exist. I know that we are all busy, but keeping God’s house and vehicles in top shape has to be a priority. So please, if you can give us any of your time, no matter how short or long, we will be able to use you. And, please don’t put it off, winter is approaching and some of these things need to be done before it gets to cold. SOOOOOO, if I have made my plea passionate enough and you know that you would feel guilty if you don’t volunteer, please get a hold of me, or if you would like to talk with someone with a better personality, please contact Pastor Will or of course you may always leave a note with our ever competent secretary, Candis.