It feels too soon, but planning for Carols 2013 has begun! I find it a joy to be involved in organising the Carols services. As we plan for and prepare for this year’s Carols event, I am increasingly aware that I need people to come along side me (and Caroline) to get the ball rolling.
Last year I remember asking Madeleine Schoeman if she would be interested in helping with the decorations. I knew she was busy with Roux (her then four year old son who was in the middle of cancer treatment). Her immediate answer was “Yes I’d love to help again. I was hoping you would ask me”! I was so encouraged by her enthusiastic response; still I wanted to make sure it wouldn’t be too much with her busy schedule. I still remember her reply, it was something along the lines of “I love decorating and I love having the opportunity to help in my church by doing it…”
1 Peter 4:10 ‘Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms’.
What are you good at? There is a role for everyone and every role is important! I am appealing to those of you who might be willing, available and skilled for being involved in the Carols Core Team. We’re looking for those who could help with: Service Planning | Advertising | Pre-event Planning | Stage Decoration/Props | Hall Decorating.
Further, I would love to hear from you if you are technically savvy! We need another Audio Visual (AV) operator for our AM and PM services.
As a final note, I want to say how encouraged I am when I see people using the gifts they have to serve others – on Sunday morning I walk through the car park ushered by smiling car-park attendants, I drop my children off to Kids Church teachers who are instil a love in them for God, I enter the auditorium with people who lead me in a Worship Service, I drink a coffee made by people who serve in the kitchen… See how great it is when we use the gifts we’ve received to serve others!?
Please contact me if you are willing and able to help with Carols or AV.