It is valuable to know people within our congregation who have skills that apply to the maintenance and improvement needs of our church building. In recent weeks, some of our members have stepped up to assist us with some of these needs and in the process have saved us a tidy sum.
Eric Thiel and Larry Guentert have been improving our sound system in the sanctuary at no cost to the church to date. Jason Rubsam is working with us to update our phone and computer system. He has also made some affordable recommendations for upgrade. Rae Schnapp has been working with community service volunteer Ben Stukey to do electrical repair, lock replacement and more.
There are times that the skilled in our midst just do what they see is needed with no acknowledgement. This month I dedicate my column space to give a special thanks to all of you! Sometimes, we hire work done with the assumption that none of us possess the special knowledge or skills needed. We need a catalogue of in-house talent to prevent needless spending.