Sunday, January 4, 2009

Three's a Crowd

I am not a committee person. In fact, large-group decision making is one of my worst nightmares.

I am the Sunday Service coordinator for my church. This means that I make a chart each quarter showing all the lay and musical participants. My responsibility to the service is selecting congregational songs, booking outside performers, and scheduling the person who makes announcements each Sunday. The other person involved in this, up until this quarter, was the musical director. Two people. Not a committee. It has been so easy.

Now another person (I admit I complained about our lack of song choices and said okay) wants to take over part of the song scheduling. Three people=committee. And at this point the third person doesn't make hasty decisions. Three people=committee with weak link=one of my worst nightmares. Putting out a half-assed schedule is another of my bad dreams. But today, since it's already one Sunday into the quarter, I had to send it out. Red type, pink type, blue type indicating what needed to be done by whom. The chart was at least 1/2 colored type.

The phrase, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going" is taking on a whole new meaning for me right now.


MitMoi said...

Church = the most political place you can be where you can't cuss.
(but I can do it for you ... here at work, if you want!)

mamie said...

Shoot, I cuss in church - just ask Sri Baba, who heard me say SH-- when my phone rang during his talk one Sunday. "That is blasphemy!" he commented from the mike.