Maybe So ...
The youth band here at Utmost United Methodist Church practices in the chapel. Last week they practiced late, and in the rush to get out of the building, Tim Panny, the drummer, did not take the time to pack up his drums. The next morning the kindergarten had a function in the chapel, and the drums were still there.
One of the kindergarten parents complained about the band encroaching on their space and leaving items that entice children to play on them. Nothing happened, and the kindergarten teacher explained to the parent that the children were carefully monitored.
That afternoon after school Tim came to get his drums and Barry Tone, our choir director, told him about the dustup. Tim apologized and assured Barry he would be more responsible.
Our pastor, Rev. Mostly Wright, said, “Of course Tim should have removed his drums. But it was not as if he overturned the altar or scattered chairs all over. We share our facilities with multiple groups. Occasionally there will be a slipup. The youth band is very responsible, and this was a one-time event. We need to keep it in perspective. I’m glad Barry addressed it as kindly as he did.”
Until next time …
Rhodes Crossing, Ga.