A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Decorating for Thanksgiving at St. Mary's

We decorated our Church for Thanksgiving this morning. Next weekend we will decorate for Advent. Several woman were there to help. We went right to work...knowing the procedure so well. Working well together and talking about the coming Christmas decorating while we are busy. I thought that I'd show a couple pictures of our little helpers. I can remember when they were just tiny boys running around the Sanctuary and us... trying to find things to keep them occupied.Now, here they are big boys and so willing to do whatever we want.They love to move things with this dolly. This morning they moved big rocks that have been on the Altar since Easter. They set up 6 trees and made one into a giving tree....with tags with names on for Christmas giving.
One of the gals did the arrangement in front of the Altar. The cornucopia was made by us years ago and is still in use. It's starting to look a little shabby, so it needed to be camouflaged with fall leaves.
The flowers on the Altar were left over from a Church event that took place during the week They were too pretty to toss, so the vases were changed to blend in.
The gals who are on the committee are much younger than I. I love the way they always include me in decision making. People don't realize what the Arts and Environment committee really does. The committee is involved in all aspects of decorating and changes in the whole Church. That means getting rid of clutter, buying new furniture, being in on changes in structure, paint colors, carpet buying, furniture arrangement...and many more things. I think that most Churches have a committee like this...If everyone pulls their weight..the job can be easy. The gals on this committee are busy moms who have jobs outside the home. I've always found that the busiest women are the hardest workers on committees. Moms have to be organized in this day and age...what with all the activities their families are involved in. They are the ones who volunteer to squeeze in an hour or so to help. What is that old saying, "Many hands make light work?


Lona said...

What cute boys. I think it is so wonderful that they are so eager to help. Your committee always decorate and keep the church looking so nice. Have a wonderful weekend!

Margie's Musings said...

It looks very pretty, Balisha. You all did a good job!