Join Hands 12-22-22

Join Hands 12-22-22

Feeling overwhelmed this week as you prepare for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services?  We have lots of balls to keep in the air this time of year.  We want to be our best and serve others the best we can.  Our stress is very high, our time seems very short.  We want others to feel the joy of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.  But we may want to bite someone’s head off in our anxiety!  Yes, it is affecting me likewise!  What advice do the Apostles give us?

Collaboration… Teamwork…. Joining Hands.  Work as a team. Collaborate with each other, our professional staff, our lay leaders, and our congregants to find the best solutions. Collaboration lightens the load, generates better ideas than individuals working alone, and unleashes the gifts God has given us all.

Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.” (Ecclesiastes 4: 9)

Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important.” (Galatians 6: 2, 3)

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” (Proverbs 27: 17)

Ideas for Action: Is there some task you’re doing at church that you could invite someone to share with you? Think of someone from our church who can help you sort out a challenge or problem you’re facing.  Join hands with others and collaborate together.  Create a team mindset, lift each other up, have someone’s back!  Break down the silos of individuals and work as a focused team to move the church and our congregation forward.

Merry Christmas!