Today, Robert Perry and I began The Great Pew Adventure of 2017! As you may have heard, Annunciation's Vestry recently made the decision to buy some gently used, solid-wood pews from a church in Clear Lake, Iowa to replace the chairs in the church. We are looking at the best way to add kneelers to the new pews, since we know kneeling is important to many folks at church.
After Robert landed, he and I picked up a Penske Truck in Minneapolis and bought moving supplies from Northern Tools (like Harbor Freight.) After a stop for lunch, we drove down to Clear Lake.
Tomorrow morning, we will pick up the pews and then begin the 16-hour drive down to New Orleans. I am very grateful Robert drove an RTA bus for 31 years. He's a pro behind the wheel of a 26-foot Penske Truck. My main job is to make sure he has coffee and good tunes playing - two things they actually taught me a seminary! Today was a Neil Diamond day. Tomorrow, I think we will move onto Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, and Ray Charles to celebrate loading the pews up.
My wife, Mother Jane-Allison, will be with you tomorrow for the last Sunday in chairs. THE END OF ERA HAS COME. The Vestry voted to sell the chairs on the same sight we found the used pews: www.usedpews.org