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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:05 am

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Why is it called Trunk or Treat? I guess you don't want to call it Trick, but why not, and why Trunk? Enlighten a guy who just calls it Halloween or cueillette de bonbons.
I used to see them held in church parking lots with a bunch of people decorating the trunks/tailgates/liftgates of their vehicles and handing out the candy.  The one we take our kids to every year used to do that, but then out of the past five Halloweens we've had one that wasn't rainy, snowy, or frigid, so they've started doing it in the gym with decorated tables.
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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:06 pm

The best Trunk or Treat we had was when a couple decked out a van like the Mystery Machine (Scooby Doo for those who don't know or don't remember) and they dressed like Daphne and Freddy.
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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:09 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:26 pm

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Driven wrote:
Why is it called Trunk or Treat? I guess you don't want to call it Trick, but why not, and why Trunk? Enlighten a guy who just calls it Halloween or cueillette de bonbons.
I used to see them held in church parking lots with a bunch of people decorating the trunks/tailgates/liftgates of their vehicles and handing out the candy.  The one we take our kids to every year used to do that, but then out of the past five Halloweens we've had one that wasn't rainy, snowy, or frigid, so they've started doing it in the gym with decorated tables.



This is exactly what we did!  The kids could come to several decorated cars in the parking lot to get candy.  It is still the typical Trick or Treat asking for candy that they would do anywhere else.  We just used the cars to give them stations for candy since the weather was nearly 70 degrees last night.  They could then come inside the church for hot dogs. chips, cookies, and drinks while watching a few kid friendly Halloween cartoons.

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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:23 am

My wife and I worked a big portion of the day yesterday painting.  She will teach the youth (when our church grows enough to have a couple).  We've been repainting to cover up the hideous green that the room was done in to begin with.  Being a concrete block wall, it sucks up the paint, so we are having to do a lot of extra coats.  It will look nice when we are done, though.

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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:12 am

I remember at a previous church people complained when a room that they used was painted purple.  They had a chance to paint it but never did so another group that used the room frequently painted it themselves.  Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:26 pm

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I remember at a previous church people complained when a room that they used was painted purple.  They had a chance to paint it but never did so another group that used the room frequently painted it themselves.  Laughing

Yikes, they didn't have enough committees Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:20 am

Did my civic duty and voted today  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:47 am

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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:48 pm

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Did my civic duty and voted today  Very Happy

I did as well!  I had always done the absentee ballot out of laziness/convenience but this time I actually went down to the booths!  There was quite a line; maybe next time I'll do the absentee again...
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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:00 pm

It's odd that Pennsylvania doesn't have early voting and makes it difficult to do absentee voting  Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:05 pm

I did my civic duty last month.
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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:46 am

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It's odd that Pennsylvania doesn't have early voting and makes it difficult to do absentee voting  Suspect
The Man is keeping you down!  Fight the Power!!

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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:02 am

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Through The Dark Radio wrote:
It's odd that Pennsylvania doesn't have early voting and makes it difficult to do absentee voting  Suspect
The Man is keeping you down!  Fight the Power!!

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WORD!!!  Thumbs Up
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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:09 pm

Maybe it is just my imagination, but why is it that in every church I have ever attended (or worked in) that people complain against things that aren't necessarily the pastor's fault but they make it his?  Then, they hide behind unsigned letters to the pastor or make phone calls to other members who will inform the pastor but don't want to be identified?  Talk about spineless!

I apologize for the rant, and the complaints areover  nothing that won't go away on their own.  It just makes me mad when I hear of it happening to someone else in ministry or to me.

If you have a problem with something your pastor is doing or not doing, please be a friend and take it directly to him AFTER you pray about it.  Be kind.  Be gentle.  Perhaps you will change his mind about something.  Maybe he can explain his position.  Just don't be a spineless coward and hide behind someone else to make a complaint.

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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:22 pm

It happens all over.  People will complain to any leader except they one they have the complaint with.
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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:26 am

Yeah, people want to complain, but they don't want it to come back on them.  My favorite is the "I don't have a problem with it, but I've heard people saying _______________" line.
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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:04 pm

alldatndensum wrote:
Maybe it is just my imagination, but why is it that in every church I have ever attended (or worked in) that people complain against things that aren't necessarily the pastor's fault but they make it his?  Then, they hide behind unsigned letters to the pastor or make phone calls to other members who will inform the pastor but don't want to be identified?  Talk about spineless!

I apologize for the rant, and the complaints areover  nothing that won't go away on their own.  It just makes me mad when I hear of it happening to someone else in ministry or to me.

If you have a problem with something your pastor is doing or not doing, please be a friend and take it directly to him AFTER you pray about it.  Be kind.  Be gentle.  Perhaps you will change his mind about something.  Maybe he can explain his position.  Just don't be a spineless coward and hide behind someone else to make a complaint.

Ah, the flawed people that we all are Very Happy In my current church, it's hard to become friends with a pastor directly, since the congregation is pretty big. And in my case, if I have an issue to talk over, I feel like I need some basis of relationship before I can talk it over with someone. Not that it excuses sneaking, but in some ways it's understandable.

That said, I hope things work out. Feel free to vent to me (or anyone else willing) if you need it. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Yesterday at 8:49 am

In our church, we tell the things who went well. It's so negative to tell the pastor things that didn't went well.
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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Yesterday at 9:43 am

Honestly, I've approached my pastor about some concerns I've had, but only after I have approached the person most immediately in charge of whatever it is.  I also try to always frame everything in terms of trying to understand why things are being done this way or as a concern because that's what it is.  I'm the guy who will voice the concerns I hear from other people (and myself) in order to get answers.  I definitely not the guy who complains about the songs we sing or the where he stands when he preaches or any of the inane things people gripe to the pastor about.
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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Yesterday at 11:37 am

I told our pastor that I appreciated the way she said "y'all"  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Today at 9:15 am

Did she leak across the border from my materland?

One of the things that drew me to our current church (seriously) was the fact that the pastor, though born locally, was raised outside of Jackson, MS, so he knows how to talk right.
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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Today at 10:33 am

No, she's from the Lancaster, PA area but she did very well saying it "yawl"  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Today at 5:28 pm

Your pastor is a woman?  For the most part, you won't hear of that in Tennessee.  Except for a few more liberal congregations, most people here aren't open to that at all.  I am not saying it is wrong--I am just saying that most people here just aren't open to the concept of a woman pastor.

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PostSubject: Re: Random Ramblings   Today at 6:48 pm

messiaen77 wrote:
Honestly, I've approached my pastor about some concerns I've had, but only after I have approached the person most immediately in charge of whatever it is.  I also try to always frame everything in terms of trying to understand why things are being done this way or as a concern because that's what it is.  I'm the guy who will voice the concerns I hear from other people (and myself) in order to get answers.  I definitely not the guy who complains about the songs we sing or the where he stands when he preaches or any of the inane things people gripe to the pastor about.

I aspire to this somewhat. I want to voice concerns to get answers in justifiable situations. I feel like I should also be part of the solution at some point, so I'm going to have to learn to step into leadership roles.
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