I was warned: Don't volunteer for anything. Keep your head low. If someone asks, say no.
But I did it. I signed up to host coffee hour this Sunday. It'll be the first time at my new church.
Coffee hour at Grace church is a LOT easier than it was at Bell Street. It mostly involves standing behind the table and handing people cups o' joe. I think I can manage that. Oh, and I have to bring cream and cookies. But they reimburse you for it! It's not a big deal!
Uh, and I accidentally agreed to be a lector in June.
But that is it. I swear. I promise. I won't sign up to do anything else. Really. I know how this works from past experience. You agree to do coffee hour and suddenly find yourself chair person for the membership committee. And a worship assistant. And on the committee on ministry. And facilitating exercises at a leadership retreat. And oh, did I mention teaching sunday school? And doing 2 or 3 lay-led services every year. And redecorating the robing room. And sorting things for the yard sale. And no, I don't want to run the annual canvas this year, but I'll go ahead and organize the annual canvas dinner because, well, because I am just so darned good at organizing. (NOT).
Step back from the clip board. Walk away slowly. Keep your head low and for pete's sake, don't volunteer to do anything... You've been warned.