May 10, 2022 Oak Harbor First United Methodist Church

Flexibility in Motion by Erin

Flexibility in Motion by Erin

I’ve always thought of myself as flexible in nature, but I don’t think that was ever tested as much as when the Covid pandemic hit. We’ve all had to shift, adjust, and continue adapting to new realities in our jobs, home life, and daily routines. And as we all know, it’s an ongoing process.

Today marks another embarkment of flexibility as it is our church’s first day without an office administrator on staff. So far eight volunteers have signed up to offer coverage in our main church office to greet visitors and answer phone calls. Thank you, volunteers! And until we are able to hire a new person for this role, Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations has asked me to cover the communications and technology aspects of the position. That means I’ll be handling church emails, newsletters, worship presentations, bulletins, website updates and the like for this interim time. As these tasks fall on top of my other duties related to Young People’s Ministries, I ask for both your patience and prayers!

As a reminder to both myself and you that there is a season for all things, I leave you with these words from Ecclesiastes:

“There is a time for everything,

and a season for every activity under the heavens:

a time to be born and a time to die,

a time to plant and a time to uproot,

a time to kill and a time to heal,

a time to tear down and a time to build,

a time to weep and a time to laugh,

a time to mourn and a time to dance,

a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,

a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,

a time to search and a time to give up,

a time to keep and a time to throw away,

a time to tear and a time to mend,

a time to be silent and a time to speak,

a time to love and a time to hate,

a time for war and a time for peace.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8