This week we highlight Carol Currie, Bob Sloan and Ed Westmeyer, three "behind the scenes" volunteers who have earned MVP status for their service and dedication. You may not always see them at work but they make a big difference here at First Church!
Carol volunteers for the Congregational Life Department one day a week in the office. She has been a member of First Church for 7 years and has a long history of service in several areas. These areas include, but are not limited to Women’s Evening Alliance Board (2 years), Southwest UU Women President (2 years), and Creative Community. Carol brings her creative spirit, love of First Church, and willingness to serve to each and every task she performs.
Bob Sloan has served as volunteer Congregational Life Assistant for five years. In this capacity he makes member name badges, ensures that Sunday morning greeters have everything they need, and restocks visitor information in the Narthex, Parlor, and Channing. In addition, Bob assists with special projects for Circles and Congregational Life sponsored events such as Connection Sunday. Bob has been a voting member of First Church for nearly 5 years.
In addition to serving as a volunteer Congregational Life Assistant, Bob is volunteer Archivist for the church. He has been diligently going through years of church records in the basement, created a records retention system, and oversees secure destruction of obsolete records past their disposition date while diligently maintaining a record of the materials that are shredded. He especially enjoys the archives and maintains an Accession Log and Index. In his position as Archivist, he does research for ministers, staff and members upon request.
Ed Westmeyer has been appreciated any number of times in the past for his outstanding volunteer service, but even though he’s had to retire from weekly CD production, he’s still in the booth almost every week during Sunday services, and also still supports the children and youth by attending Sanctuary rehearsals whenever they need him to provide audio support.
You can’t help but love the man for his steadfast dedication to providing the best experience possible for his fellow congregants. We’re in serious need of a few new volunteers to step forward and help provide just a portion of the services Ed has provided for some 30 years (you bring the aptitude, we will provide the necessary training), but meanwhile we will all continue to be thankful for all he can and does still give of his time and talent.