Several people have approached me as the Editor of FRC’s newsletter to change the name. Nuts About It! just didn’t feel good, since it reminded us of all the squirrels who found their way in through our soffits. Once again, they were reminders of the broken building. Well, thankfully, we can say that these are repaired. In fact, this is the first year when we didn’t have a squirrel-visit in the pastors’; office. Fantastic! Of course, they did find their way into the sanctuary, which wasn’t too pleasant. But now, even that will come to an end with the roof repair of the sanctuary, which will be started this autumn.
So what now? It is time to re-think our newsletter’s name. At one staff meeting a few weeks ago, we discussed certain possibilities. The clock tower always comes to mind, however, we did not want to be too lofty. What would express the hard working, devotional kind of service that we often experience here at FRC? We pondered. Contemplating the inner workings of a clock, and wondering what the technical terms are called, we discussed various possible names. Finally it was suggested that the cogs in the clockwork are intricately important to the clock proceeding with its telling the time. Well, isn’t that a metaphor for the work that we are doing here at FRC? Moreover, don’t cog wheels work together? They certainly aren’t on their own, right? One fits into another, each sharing the burden of the work of making the clock tick. What a metaphor for our dear congregation!!
And so, the new name of our newsletter came to life: COGS. And more than just COGS; it is also an acronym: Christians Offering God Service. Christians interacting together in the service to our Creator!
Hmm…sounds like a keeper. Hope you find it to be an expression of our congregation’s life in the Spirit.