Our response to the weather in the last couple of weeks and dealing with the newest addition to Eden Prairie’s skating rink system, better known to us as our parking lot, is worth remembering. First, let’s remember (because you know winter isn’t over yet), that any time Eden Prairie Schools cancels school or evening activities, we do also. We’ve been consistent about this, and it’s the best way to get the word out. It also seems that our email list is a great way to communicate with most everyone.
I also want to thank everyone for understanding our situation about clearing our parking lot. The person who clears out parking lot (he also cuts our grass) gives us a great deal; it‘s a better deal than you can imagine. We have benefited many times by being a priority on Sunday morning. It’s a small business and does not have the capacity to spread sand, salt or other chemicals. And with the timing of the last two ice and snow events, we all got caught in something of a perfect storm.
Sometimes even a perfect storm calls out the best in us. As trustees and leadership responded and made some difficult decisions about preventing any falls on our skating rink, it became even clearer to me how great our congregation works together. And did you see the guys shoveling the walk while it was snowing on Sunday and the guy who was escorting people to the door? What is that?
We know what that is! It is our passion to grow a culture of fellowship that extends beyond the obvious and the convenient. It is a whole bunch of people who have made EPUMC a priority in their busy and full lives and take the time do provide direction and do what needs to be done so others have the opportunity to experience the love and grace of Jesus Christ.
I realize that last phrase is a bit of heavy lifting when you are talking about clearing snow and ice from a parking lot… every once in a while though, it’s good to be reminded of why we do this. And without going into the many names involved and mentioning the details of it all, I want to say a thank you to everyone who found a way to insure people were safe and that EPUMC shared the gift of the love of Christ that has been granted in abundance to us.
Keep the Faith,