Daily Archives: October 19, 2015

Utilizing the Skills of our Membership

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.

Blue Moon Rising Autumn Concert, November 21

Blue Moon Rising will present its Autumn Concert at 7:00 pm on Saturday, November 21 at the UU Church. The music will feature a diverse collection of songs which highlight the eclectic repertoire of this non-audition community choir. Traditional songs such as "Red River Valley" and sea shanty "A Drop of Nelson's Blood" will be presented alongside the spirit-filled "Busy Yourself Making Beauty" and "Down to the River to Pray." The audience will be invited to sing along on a couple well-known songs. All are welcome to stay for a reception with light refreshments following the concert. Freewill donations will be accepted at the door.

For more information, contact Denise Wilson at dm2wilson@gmail.com. The next session of Blue Moon Rising will begin in January of 2016. Come sing with us! All voices are welcome. For details see www.denisewilson.net/blue-moon-rising