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Solomon and Edison

The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance. Sol. 21: 8. One can substitute diligent with persistent. Edison said, “Most of life’s failures were those who didn’t realize how close they were to success.” Cal Coolidge said, “Press on, Nothing can take the place of persistence.”

Persistence and determination alone are overwhelmingly powerful.

God promised to give Joshua the city of Jericho if he took his troops and marched around the city walls once, every day, for seven days. And on the seventh day to march around seven times and on the seventh time blow the trumpets as loud as can be. And of course you know the story, the walls came tumbling down. Imagine if Joshua, after the sixth time, said “I don’t even see a hairline fracture in the wall.” and gave up.

So let go of past failures and successes. The past ended last night. Travel in the direction you are looking.

Our Church is unique. Our people are generous, loving and deeply caring Christians. You can see that, just by example. We earnestly want the best for people. If I were new in town and looking for a church community I would check out the Tri Parish Church and I would stay. I would be looking for a place I could grow in Spirit with the freedom to express my ways to give praise to our Heavenly Father. I know because I did.

D of AP

Where do we go from here?

Oct 23: Well, the meeting was held and about 17 people came. Some find this whole scene very emotional from frustrating to stressful to terribly sad. As I see it, we need to organize some committees to meet to plan where we go in the new year- without a resident pastor. We have November and December to pull our sox up and get organized. This is Stewardship season and coincidentally this time when we find out if we have enough $$ support for anything. What do you want to do? Throw out the old laws and bylaws and start anew? Rework the existing ones? Now is the time for all to support the Church. Not just for baptisms and weddings and funerals but for all the long time members, the older members who don’t want to go to another place to worship with people from a different community. They supported this Church in the past and now we need to support it for them, for continuity.

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Oct 23: Well, the meeting was held and about 17 people came. Some find this whole scene very emotional from frustrating to stressful to terribly sad. As I see it, we need to organize some committees to meet to plan where we go in the new year- without a resident pastor. We have November and December to pull our sox up and get organized. This is Stewardship season and coincidentally this time when we find out if we have enough $$ support for anything. What do you want to do? Throw out the old laws and bylaws and start anew? Rework the existing ones? Now is the time for all to support the Church. Not just for baptisms and weddings and funerals but for all the long time members, the older members who don’t want to go to another place to worship with people from a different community. They supported this Church in the past and now we need to support it for them, for continuity.

Dear People of the TriParish Community Church.  You are encouraged to come to the meeting on Sunday Oct 20 at the Hardwick Universalist Church after the service following a brief time for coffee and conversation, roughly 11:30.

We do not have enough money to pay Pastor Deb after December.   

We do not have enough money to pay Pastor Deb after December.   

As of this writing we are lacking a Sunday School teacher, a treasurer and a full time organist.  Help us by giving money and time to get us back on our feet and thrive.  Too many churches are going under. Let us not add to the statistics. Surely amongst three towns we can pull our socks up.

Also, we need committee chairs for Worship, Music, a Phone Tree Coordinator, deacons, ushers, and coffee hour volunteers.

So we encourage you to attend this meeting and mention this to others who have been to our Church who hope to see us continue and hopefully with a minister who will provide service for the times when we rejoice and when we weep.  Think about getting in the habit of coming to church on Sunday and chat afterwards over coffee.

Signed, Daughter of Apostle Paul  

You are welcome to comment., we need dialogue.