Things overheard at The Weekly (our weekly all staff meeting), by lurking around corners and hiding in cleaning closets, and with some help from the NSA.
"No one should have to sit in the front row." Executive Pastor Brian Burquest commenting on how claustrophobic it was to sit on the front row once people came up to celebrate Communion. The place was full. I suggested he and his family take those seats every week so that no guests are forced to.
"It was a joy to watch how you guys love on the kids here." New born's dad walking the hall to keep his child from crying and watching what takes place in the nursery and Children's Ministry.
"Remember what your mother always said." The last point of our new social media policy for staff.
"I'm so excited and terrified at the same time." Cindy Yarington reflecting on the 9 kids' baptisms she will do this weekend in the service.
"Jeff's coming out of hibernation to train our teachers on how to handle difficult classroom situations this weekend." Someone referring to educator, member, and Elder Jeff Jorgensen who recently donated a kidney to Mark Visness.
"I was wondering why Henry would be using a South Park video in his sermon." Rhiannon (Children's Ministry Co-Director) on looking from the far hallway and seeing the children's video on screen during the sermon, not knowing we were using that day's Gospel Project video.
"We served 200 people lunch at Dorothy Day last Saturday." Way to go! And, thank you Tim and Cindy for your leadership of this ministry for so many years.
"That's not a simple question. That requires discussion." Jeremy on our upcoming icebreaker question, 'shovel or snow blower?'