According to Editor Eva Stimson an “unsung servant” may be:
- The secretary who knows everyone’s phone number and can print bulletins for Sunday worship while designing the monthly newsletter;
- The custodian who makes sure the sanctuary carpets are vacuumed and the tables are set up for the Wednesday potluck dinner;
- The church school teacher who has read Bible stories to three generations of children and remembers all their names;
- The organist who practices for hours to play each Sunday’s musical selections without missing a note;
- The member with a green thumb, who grows and arranges the flowers for worship.
“Tell us about one of the ‘unsung servants’ in your congregation,” Stimson says. “Please send a description of 150 words or less, and we will publish as many of the essays we receive as space allows.”
Submissions should include:
• The full name of your unsung servant and his/her role in the church;
- How this person’s faithful service has made a difference;
- The name and address (city and state) of your congregation;
- Your name, telephone number and email address;
- Send photos. High resolution (1.0 MB or larger) digital photos preferred.
Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to Unsung Servants, Presbyterians Today, 100 Witherspoon St., Louisville, KY 40202-1396.
Deadline is Sept. 1.