Monday, August 01, 2011
"Being good neighbors in our community is an important witness for Jesus Christ. The House and Grounds Committee met last night to make plans to clear the property of unsightly and overgrown brush. This fall, when the weather isn’t so hot, they will begin to plant shrubs to create a privacy line between our property and our new next door neighbor. I can envision a beautiful space that reminds people of a park where children can play, families can have picnics, and the congregation can enjoy on days like Homecoming...once the House and Grounds Committee creates a plan for converting this space into something we can be proud of, I want to encourage the church to support their recommendation and approve the necessary funding to do the work. Allowing this space to remain and become even more overgrown with weeds, brush, and volunteer trees will lure people to be engaged in all kinds of illegal activity. We don’t want to be known in a neighborhood as the neighbor that has the most unkempt space on the street. Rather, we should take this as an opportunity to be good neighbors prompting those who live on our street to have a favorable impression of us."