When it was all over, it was one of those volunteer events you should not have missed.
After all, how often do you get a chance to use a sledge hammer in a sanctuary?
The social media post showing a picture of the empty sanctuary was circulated a full two hours earlier than anyone expected. The fact that the pew removal took place in two, not four, hours, had everything to do with the sledge hammers.
The church bulletin and emails announced for weeks this was the Sunday when help was needed to remove all of the pews in the main sanctuary. Although the majority of the congregation had no clue that the pews were in need of replacement, anyone who spent any amount of time on the alter looking toward the congregation could not help but notice the wear. From sagging spots in the longest pews to the lack of stain on the ends of the most used rows, the pastors had known for months that this was a high priority need. The evening when one of the pews actually cracked and came unbolt Continue Reading