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Monday, January 24, 2005

Church in the blizzard.

Cindy, a Unitarian Universalist director of religious education, says the thought occurred to her:

I almost slept on the floor of my office Saturday night in order to ensure that Id be at the UU [church] to open Sunday morning. Honestly, I can remember thinking that it was the most logical choice. . . . I somehow felt that my choices were to be shoveled out at 7 am, (impossible due to my recently herniated back,) to try to bust my car through the snow drift that is perpetually at the end of our driveway, (highly unlikely given the plow patterns of our town) or to sleep over in my office.

Not Going To Work didnt occur to me. . . .

I probably would have done it too, except my partner started singing that old Dolly Parton song, D-i-v-o-r-c-e.

Ah, that'll do it! Meanwhile, the Boston Globe reported this morning that one Episcopal church on Beacon Hill did hold its Sunday-morning service — but only the priest (who lives next door) and one parishioner showed up.

Copyright © 2005 by Philocrites | Posted 24 January 2005 at 5:27 PM

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5 comments:

ChaliceChick:

January 24, 2005 07:49 PM | Permalink for this comment

Katy-the-Wise had a parishoner pick her up in a pickup truck and take her to church the morning it snowed in Louisiana.

Conversely, the day after Chrustmas this yeara tiny bit of ice on the road closed a church in South Carolina, leaving CC and a few other people standing in an empty church, wondering what had happened.

(Item: CC had driven in from Charlotte to be there, some 90 miles. Ah well. Those of us who were OK driving on snow went for Chinese food. Good times.)

CC

ChaliceChick:

January 24, 2005 07:52 PM | Permalink for this comment

Katy-the-Wise had a parishoner pick her up in a pickup truck and take her to church the morning it snowed in Louisiana.

Conversely, the day after Chrustmas this yeara tiny bit of ice on the road closed a church in South Carolina, leaving CC and a few other people standing in an empty church, wondering what had happened.

(Item: CC had driven in from Charlotte to be there, some 90 miles. Ah well. Those of us who were OK driving on snow went for Chinese food. Good times.)

CC

ChaliceChick:

January 24, 2005 07:55 PM | Permalink for this comment

Katy-the-Wise had a parishoner pick her up in a pickup truck and take her to church the morning it snowed in Louisiana.

Conversely, the day after Chrustmas this yeara tiny bit of ice on the road closed a church in South Carolina, leaving CC and a few other people standing in an empty church, wondering what had happened.

(Item: CC had driven in from Charlotte to be there, some 90 miles. Ah well. Those of us who were OK driving on snow went for Chinese food. Good times.)

CC

Chalicechick:

January 24, 2005 08:02 PM | Permalink for this comment

Heh. Dangers of posting from a cell phone.

Sorry about that...

hank:

January 24, 2005 10:39 PM | Permalink for this comment

You know ministry is not a macho job, so one of the few manly things i can do is to trudge the 1.5 miles to make sure that church is open every Sunday. At times the snow drifts were 3 feet deep. I was there, our organist who lives across the street was there and a father and his 12 year old son. We had coffee and went home, my job done for the day.

I loved it I got some schmuck's car towed out of our lot to the plow guys could do their job. I got to talk to a number of other crazy people out that morning and a couple really were crazy!

Working for God is good in Medford.
Hank



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