The Bake Lite Spoon
The year was 2002
I wanted to do something special for my church home, Calvary Baptist church.
I took on the role as church cleaner, and took it upon myself to keep the church spick and span. I enjoy organizing and cleaning, especially other people’s things. I find it relaxing. This was a good job for me. One that I volunteered to do.
Several months went by and I started to overhear people comment how nice everything started to look. Clean. Fresh!
Only the Pastors and elders knew it was me making everything look so nice. I didn’t want anyone coming up to me thanking me, or just commenting about anything. So I would always go in and clean during hours when I knew that no one would be there. With permission of course.
I shampooed the pews, carpets, the cushions on all the metal chairs.
I cleaned the bathrooms and kitchen. And then I slowly started giving each room ‘a theme’ A facelift, if you will.
One of the bathrooms was done in a floral shabby chic style.
Another bathroom I gave ‘Angel Theme’
I found angel pictures, hand towels, soap dishes, and a stature of an angel for between the sinks.
I thought it looked cheerful. Pretty!
The church had a school too, and I decorated the preschool bathrooms in a ‘bug theme’
I hand sewed a bunch of cute ladybug curtains. And found cute bug stick-ons for the walls.
(Which recently was told are still hanging) lol
Then I started in on redecorating the church kitchen. I bought all new things. Dishes, silverware, curtains, floor mats, etc.
And I tossed all the old stuff in the outdoor garbage bin. Everything looked like junk to me.
Things were going very well, until I was called into the Pastors office one day after service….