Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Pesky Details

Yesterday's meetings at presbytery were full of pesky details. Mostly they were about planning the meeting next Tuesday which will be at Cho-Yeh , the presbytery's camp and conference center in Livingston, Texas. That's about a 2 hour drive chez moi and a pretty far piece for many others to travel on a weekday.

Most of the planning has to do with how to move people between the dining and meeting areas. Since the meeting is on a weekday, we expect a (ahem) slightly older group of elders attending. So tractors and flatbeds will be used to haul those who have difficulty traversing the terrain around. We decided not to meet in the outdoor facility for fear the temperature would get into the '90's and be a problem for the aforementioned elderly elders.

Now after all that effort you just know that the weather will be perfect Tuesday and we'll have a lively group of commissioners of whatever age who will not be happy we didn't plan everything outside.


Presbyterian Gal said...

You should at least be treated to a really nice overnight with S'mores for after supper, and a campfire with folksongs, for all that driving.

reverendmother said...

I have to say, attending a meeting whose purpose is to plan another meeting is the thing I like absolutely least in the church.

I can rationalize and theologize it--you all are planning the hospitality for those who will come; any meeting is an opportunity for Christian community--but still. It's a meeting to plan another meeting.

So bless you, Madame Mod-elect!

Rev Dave said...

Presbytery? Outside? Don't you know it could snow at any time?

Oh, wait, you live in Texas, not the frozen north.

Carry on.

SpookyRach said...

Am I the only one who wants to see photos of the bluehairs loaded up on the flatbeds, like so much livestock, and hauled around the ranch? From the feed trough to the holding pens?

Annie D. said...

We wonder why younger people aren't interested in our church and we still have meetings that they can't attend because they have to do something like, uh, earn a living... A meeting on a weekday - and miles away from most of the Presbyterians affected!! If the presbytery is not accessible to ALL the members of the presbytery congregations, it's no mystery why support for this governing body is diminishing. Triple this for synods!

Mary Beth said...

Hee hee! Older elders!

Hey Dave, I'm in Texas, and it snowed here on the day before Easter this year!

Go figure!