I love looking through old photo albums, don’t you? Remembering people who are now departed, reminiscing about the fun times, even realizing how much you’ve changed over the years. I have boxes of photos at home I need to put in scrapbooks – one for each nephew, one for my family, one for my life as a pastor. The only one I’ve actually completed is the one on all of my pets – dogs and cats over the years; except now I need to add a page or two since I “inherited” Quincy a couple of years ago.
In the same vein, I like looking at church pictorial directories, the church family photo album – in fact, I just looked at one from First Hillsboro taken about 14 years ago I surmised. I discovered a bunch of you people are all grown up now; some of you have grayer hair, some have a few wrinkles. I found a picture of the T.L.A.S. class with some 12 women in it – where have they gone? I’m sure most of them have left our church for the church triumphant. It’s fun to see pictures of a fellowship dinner in the basement of the old building. It looks like you all ate just as well there as you do now in the Family Life Center.
As I hope you know by now, it’s time to take some new pictures for our next church family photo album. Of course this album or pictorial directory will help us connect names and faces and capture this moment in time and history of our church. I hope each and every one of you will participate. Please come have your picture taken by the professional photographer. You can make an appointment for your portrait to be snapped before and after each worship service over the next couple of weeks. If you cannot make it to church, then call the church office to make an appointment.
Pictures will be taken starting Wednesday, February 23 through Saturday, February 26. Every participating household that selects a pose for the directory will receive a free directory and a complimentary 8X10 Custom Natural Portrait. You will sit with a Portrait Consultant at the church the same day you have your picture made where you will be given the opportunity to order additional portraits if you so choose. If you have questions, contact Erin at the church office.
I can’t wait to look our new church family album! Hope to see you there or it just won’t be complete.