Fall Workday -- Check!

posted Nov 5, 2016, 7:52 AM by Sue Fried
Feature Story by Jim Kaufer 

Every fall, the trustees organize a work day to complete projects, perform maintenance and make general improvements to the grounds of Peace Church. This year, on the last Saturday in October, over twenty people graciously volunteered their time and energy to the fall work day. With their efforts, many tasks were accomplished and the day proved to be a huge success. Diseased trees, affected by oak wilt, were cut down. The wood was split and stored for future use and will eventually be available for purchase. Buckthorn, which had appeared near the outdoor worship area and around the perimeter of the property, was removed and the areas treated to prevent future growth. Trees were trimmed, wood was split, and brush was turned to mulch using a commercial-sized chipper. Siding was repaired and barriers were constructed to protect our church sign lights from snow plow thrown snow. 
This might sound like a lot of hard work and not much fun. But, the fellowship time spent together, the opportunity to get acquainted with others, and the satisfaction in the work accomplished was well worth it. And, of course, the delicious lunch and dessert also provided by wonderful volunteers was a bonus!
The trustees also organize a spring work day, so if you missed this one and are interested in volunteering for upcoming projects, watch for a notice next spring. And, if you would like to become even more involved, there is a group within the church called the Peacekeepers. The Peacekeepers receive direction from the trustees to complete various maintenance items around the church. Keep an eye out for information on future projects!