"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve Prep at Church

The project:
Fold bulletins, set up luminarias, help set out treats for candlelight service on this Christmas Eve.

We arrived an hour early to help out. It probably took half that time, but I got lost in conversation somewhere along the line as we worked away and lost track of time.

Why bother?
It used to be that churches were abuzz with helping hands. With volunteerism dropping across the board, churches are hurting. It doesn't take a lot to lend a hand.

Worth it?
Yes. The candlelight service is my favorite of the year, though the people here are friendly year-round.

Photo courtesy AZAdam under Creative Commons license.

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