Tonight we are having an information meeting with the pastor from the other small Methodist Church. We are going to try and answer any questions that my parishioner's may have about the possible merger. I know from a business viewpoint that the merger is the best thing that can happen for both churches. From an emotional viewpoint (which will be almost all of my parishioners), this is a devastating blow. They are already reacting in certain ways. Can you guess how?? (Tithing reached an all time low)
We almost didn't have enough money in the bank to pay me this month, which was not tied to the attendance at all. We've actually had pretty good attendance so far this month. Of course, Christmas is a hard time for everyone and is especially bad this month and this year.
I am going to work out with my personal trainer this morning and then spending the afternoon making Christmas presents and working on my sermon. Hopefully, this will keep my mind off the meeting so that I don't get an upset stomach worrying.
Ryss missed her first day of school yesterday. Her birthday is this week and I took her to Dallas to go shopping. I don't even try to buy clothes for her anymore. I would never get the right size or the right color or the right anything. You gotta luv 'em.