It’s been a great month! And we got to do a lot of stuff! But –
Although our guys did indeed put suspended ceilings in 12 rooms
(some with definite challenges)
they did not have to hang the suspended ceiling in new sanctuary.
(Which is not to say some of our guys wouldn’t have enjoyed playing with that scissor lift!)
While we ladies did a bit of finish sanding on the walls
we did not have to walk on stilts to accomplish the task!
While the guys installed a myriad of lights and outlets throughout this new addition
they did not have to worry about making the air conditioning system work!
As always, the time has passed so very quickly. Time that has been filled with ceiling tiles, LED bulbs, baby clothes and brooms. But it was also filled with cake-breaks, sluff games, Chinese food, and sweet fellowship! What a joy to serve this month at a church whose tag line is “Living by the Book!”
This morning the first of our crew set off for their family Christmas time in Florida.
Monday we head to our little winter get-a-way and Bob and Cathy head north for their family time. While it’s always hard to say farewell, we can rest assured that we will meet again! Here, there, or in the air!
Thanks for coming along for this, our final SOWER project of 2021!
PS~The church put together a sweet video of our time here as a thank you! If you’d like to see it, you can check it out HERE!
And as always, if you’d like to see more picture of this sweet month – you can view them HERE!
Our first week is ‘in the books’ here at Dothan Community Church (DCC), and it was a good one! Here’s a little recap –
Monday we ladies started out with decorating the sanctuary and narthex for Christmas. No big trees here, just some tasteful seasonal additions to an already lovely space!
The guys, meanwhile, were working over in the new (large) addition, installing the lights in the main hallway.
Tuesday we joined the guys in the new building and starting sanding walls.
It wasn’t difficult – just trying to smooth out any roughness that appeared after the primer was applied, so we just spread out, and sanded away!
And the guys got started installing drop ceilings in the many side rooms.
Good job, guys!
Wednesday, well, Wednesday was a delight! Instead of picking up our sanding poles, we were driven to a local pregnancy center – Wiregrass Hope Pregnancy Center, where we were able to help with some basic care items – like repackaging diapers to be given away
or organizing baby clothes – also to be made available to moms!
It was a beautiful way to spend a Wednesday morning. This Care Center provides counseling, ultrasounds, connections to available resources, and all kinds of pre and post-natal care. We were honored to be included in their ministry!
Back at the new building the guys were continuing with that drop ceiling project – this time in a room with some crazy angles!
But of course, they were up to the challenge, and by the time we returned from our little off-site diaper counting, they were well on the way to wrapping up that room!
Thursday we ladies we back on sanding and clean-up duty
and the guys had moved to another (more rectangular) room!
So it was good first week on all fronts! The folks here have been so very welcoming, and one sweet member even gifted us each with a lovely pecan pie! We had sweet pie-eating community time each day as we shared in all that goodness!
Like I said – a very good week, indeed!
Hope y’all have a lovely weekend!
Since I just updated my “Where are We Now?” page, I figured that would count as my PAD contribution. Don’t you agree? So you don’t have to actually navigate over to that page – here you go!
November 26-Dec 20
Our December SOWER project is at Dothan Community Church in (you guessed it) Dothan, Alabama!
While we’ve never worked at this project before, we are familiar with this area since it was our closest ‘civilization’ (think phone signal) during our many months at Teen Challenge in Bonifay (FL) back in 2006-2008. This church is in the middle of a large building project – new worship wing and all kinds of other rooms!
The guys (there are two other couples serving with us this month)will be finding plenty of work to do I’m sure.
But rumor has it we ladies might be decorating the existing church for Christmas! Now that sounds like a lovely way to start our time here!
Oh – In the picture at the top of this post is a rare sighting of Gary actually sitting down in the sunshine! I felt documentation was in order!