Ponderings from the Prez:
As we move into August. things are starting to happen both in town and in the church. The local university is planning to be in-person for the fall, and the church is seeing more in-person attendance these past few weeks. It has been nice to see a fuller house after many months of just a few people. If you are still not comfortable attending in person, we continue to stream the service on Facebook. I'm curious for those watching how it looks and sounds, so let me know. I have seen wireless cameras available, so this might be something to investigate to provide a camera shot not tied to one location. Or to have multiple cameras? Stay tuned.
The annual church picnic will be after worship on August 22. I'm sure there will be news on this event coming out soon.
In other news, we are continuing to work with Tuba Bach on a mutually agreeable arrangement where we can have church and they can have concerts in the same space. That's one of the reasons all the chairs have been left in the sanctuary. Unfortunately, the piano was needed again for concerts and has left us.
Once again, I will put out a plea to anyone interested in either helping with the sound, or to load and run the service. The hardest part about the sound is climbing up the steps. You even have your own personal fan up there! The service is a bit more complex, but not impossible. Training will be provided. Again, let me know.
Let me close by saying it has been great seeing more people attending recently. If you know of someone who is not attending, reach out to them and invite them back. The personal touch goes a long way.