Clutter, Junk, and “Stuff”
Have you checked your attic, basement, garage, or closets lately? If you are like me, you will find a lot of items that properly belong in the “clutter, junk and ‘stuff’” category. When you first move into a house, there is little, if any, of those items (unless this is your umpteenth move and you have brought numerous boxes with you that have not been opened for the last several moves). There seems to be an axiom that applies to this experience: the longer you live in your house, the more clutter, junk, and “stuff” you accumulate. Oh, it does not happen overnight. It takes years. But little by little, things you have replaced, or have broken, or you simply don’t use any more, or just hate to get rid of because “someday we may need that again,” find their way into the attics, basements, garages, and closets of our houses.
It should not surprise anyone, but churches are cursed by that same axiom. Broken, unused, and forgotten items tend to collect in the closets of church buildings. For those of you who recognize the reference, many church closets have come to resemble Fibber McGee’s closet.
Why do I mention this? Well, in a desire to develop our online ministry and presence, we would like to create a small studio in Room 206 (the room next to the Friendly Folk’s classroom). However, that room is filled with clutter, junk, and “stuff.” It needs to be moved out before we can create the studio. But, any place we would move it is already filled with, you guessed it, clutter, junk and “stuff.” So, here is what the Board has decided: we want to clean out the old minister’s office (not this old minister’s office – that will be cleaned out soon enough and relocated). That office has been the repository of the old stage that was used years ago, as well as other items that have found their way there.
The stage has some good wood that someone might want to use. It is being dismantled and stored until March 20. If you would like to look at the material, help yourself. If you would like to take some of the material for a project of your own, help yourself. It needs to be gone by March 20. If you are interested, please contact Richard Kramberg, Todd Clevenger, or Greg Strub-Lay. There may be some other items available, but please do not just walk into the office and help yourself. There are items in there we may want to keep.
Once the old office is cleaned out, we can move stuff from Room 206 into it, and convert Room 206 into a small studio for our online ministry.
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