Without giving a lot of details, I want to let all of you who have been interested in the nursery drama know some good news.
I had a meeting yesterday afternoon with the powers that be and change is on the horizon. He was very receptive to new ideas at least for Sunday night worship time and that is a great start. He asked me to help out with some "plans" and I'm glad to do it. Basically we want to get the parents involved (and anyone else who has an interest in 2-4 year-olds). We're going to develop a rotating schedule just like extended session on Sunday mornings. I already tentatively have 5 or 6 lined up in the rotation who have expressed some interest. If I can find a few more, people would only have to work their shift once every two months. We're looking for people who really want to step into the world of these tots and engage them on their level. I feel really positive about this and I am praying it works.
I think the way it will work for now is that the current crew will work during discipleship and then parents/volunteers will take over for worship time. As it grows, we may be able to have more volunteer involvement in the earlier time slot as well, but you have to start somewhere.
I did get an apology and a promise to discuss the "naughty" comment with the person who said it. I'm glad I'm not the one who has to tell the ladies things are going to change.
I really want to believe things are in an upward swing; attitudes and plans, etc. So hey, if any of you were serious about helping out....now's the time to tell me :)