Jim, Wayne, Evan (Facility Manager), Talley, Janet (not pictured, Larry, Walt, and Donna.) Welcome Home! We are getting ready for you. Volunteers have restocked the sanctuary with chairs, suitably spaced for your comfort so that when you return to our celebration service on Sunday, you will be able to sit where you please and enjoy the experience of being together in the community again. What a joy. Thank you to our volunteers! Come on home! The Center is ready for you. Bring your mask, your mind, and most importantly, your heart.
When CSLSR closed down in 2020, my heart sank. I moved to Santa Rosa to be active at the center, and I was! I became a member, an usher, a Welcome Team member; I attended many classes. Then BOOM - Pandemic. I LANGUISHED. That’s another word for joyless, aimless, stagnated, and empty. That was I. The dictionary also defines it as being forced into an unpleasant situation. That was all of us! I became a Zoom Welcomer for (is that a word?) for Sunday services, then a Facebook Welcomer too. For the hybrid service preparation Evan, Mr. Maintenance and I mopped the social hall- that is a lot of mopping! Talley, another volunteer, and I dusted everywhere, especially the sanctuary. We cleaned the restrooms. Evan, who does a fantastic job as maintenance + more, put out an email calling for yard workers. Pleasant weather outdoors, I can help. You can help. A handful of people answered the call; we can always have more help! Weeds are forever. So many volunteers behind the scenes working