A Word of Thanks
By Carolyn Wiebe
"...the body is not made up of one part but of many. Now if the foot should say, 'Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,' it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, 'Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,' it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body. ...Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it." 1 Corinthians 12:14-20 & 27
Our church family is blessed with a crowd of volunteers. In 2014 we calculated the volunteer hours put into SBC and the number came out to 370 per week! At BC’s minimum wage of $10.25, if the church had to pay for that work it would come to $3,792.50 per week and $197,210 per year!
This is huge! You people do it all. From leaving your comfy homes at 10 pm to do a church walk through every night of the week to greeting each person at the doors on a Sunday morning, serving on a board or helping with Sunday school, leading groups of all ages in Bible studies and faithfully contacting a prayer pal - you are investing in our body and we could not function if you did not do your parts, big and small.
So thank you, volunteers. If YOU did not show up and play your role, the body would be crippled.
We as a staff team are so grateful for each one of you. The time you share and the way you invest is an inspiration. You are discipling the next generation. You are creating memories. You are keeping us safe. You are helping us be good stewards of our building. You are reminding the little ones that they are special and the older ones that they matter and we need them. You are building and investing in community. You are the hands and feet of God to those around you. We love you and we love working alongside you.
Here are just a few of our many volunteers in action...
Coffee Counter Hosts
SBC Kids Preschool Leaders and Helpers
SBC Kids Elementary Leaders
Prayer Vigil Organizers
Photo Credit: Erna Schram (Thanks, Erna, for volunteering your time and talents!)