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Saturday, January 26, 2008

The letters are in the mail

One of the great things about diocesan conventions is that there is ample opportunity for multi-tasking.

While other, very important work of convention was going on all around us, sweet Melissa, the director of my Sunday School program, and I hand wrote thank you's to every last one of you who contributed to the City of God Christmas Appeal. It took most of today and part of yesterday afternoon. One of us even signed Maddy's signature (I'll let you guess which one.)

I was humbled - deeply, deeply humbled - to see such ample evidence of your generosity. There were contributions as high as $500 (1) to several in the $5 and $10 range. Lots of $100, $50 and $25. Several times. By the same person.

I also want you to take advantage of any tax exemption you might be able to get with your generosity - hence the need to get your contributions in writing and in the mail before too long. If we've made a mistake and you need a corrected copy, please don't hesitate to email and let me know, and I'll make the correction and have it in the mail to you right quick.

I don't have an exact final figure for you, but it was in slight excess of $10,000.

Well done, good and faithful servants. Well done, indeed!


Caminante said...

Well, gee, thanks for a hand-written TY (OK, so I fess up that I hit the 'donate' button but sadly only did once). That's sweet (not to mention carpal tunnel inducing).

Sorry, however, to read about the Newark election.

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Are you kidding? I can't WAIT for Anaheim.

Jane R said...

Bless your hearts (you and Melissa)!

We had a very good Convention in DioNC last weekend (many many posts about it on my blog). I was proud to be an Episcopalian -- and to witness in this particular state to the welcoming love of Christ. Haven't read the Newark updates yet so not sure what Caminante is referring to, but will go poke around now. (Does this mean you are a delegate? My colleague Kevin who is an alternate says everyone is already calling it "The Disney Convention.")