Sunday, December 17, 2006

Maxine the Magnificent

This is the last of my already prepared posts, so after this one, I may have to resort to posting from the archives until my brain registers something new to talk about, which could be a long while! But we all enjoy Maxine, don't we? I love the one directly below and the one about "rise and shine". What's your favorite?


























P.S. At church today, they took up a special collection for an orphanage in South Africa. Our average number of people each Sunday (in 2 services) is 450-500, and the collection amount averages $11-12 thousand. Last year, our special collection gleaned $35k and today? Today we gave $89 thousand dollars! I am so proud; the church is only 2 yrs, 10 months old and we have weathered our share of problems!

17 comments:

Seamus said...

Love the 2nd one - my grandmother used to say something very similar - 'course that was after a couple of brandies! LOL

Beverly said...

I love Maxine. When I was in Kansas city this spring, I visited the Hallmark center, and I said to a lady, "I would love to see the committee who sits around thinking of things for Maxine to say." She replied,"Maxine is the work of one man who used his mother as his model. She even would go with him to meetings to be introduced."

But I lOVE the last paragraph of your post about your church. What wonderful giving that is!

kismet said...

I would be so lost in a church that size! Ours is itsy bitsy...but we do our share :)


here from Michele's today.


~K!

srp said...

I like the Rise and Shine one myself.
What a heart for others your church has! I'm sure this can be put to great use.

Thumper said...

LOOL...I love Maxine. I think I'm going to be her when I'm old.

BIG thumbs up to your church! That's *amazing*!

Here via Michele's, even though I peek in everyday anyway.

Claire said...

I've never seen those cartoons before, how funny!

And wow for your church! Firstly that you get so many people attend, we rarely get more than 50 (not that I can say much I'm an occasional attendee!) and to raise that sort of money is amazing! Well done!

Terri said...

Maxine is great....and my fav one here is the one about the political platform. (big surprise,right? lol)

Anonymous said...

One of the hazards of being so before behind in reading the posts of those on one's blogroll, is that you sometimes have to read some boring stuff.

On the other hand, there is pleasure in reading good stuff. I just read six great posts of yours.

Hoping you and yours have a wonderful holiday season.

sage said...

the strips are wonderful and your church sounds so generous... I'm sure you'll think of more too say soon, like tomorrow (if not tonight!) blessings!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is some kind of church-goers.

Carolyn said...

Like Maxine, I can rise & shine, but not at the same time too ;D

That's quite a collection plate ya'll have there, lady :)

Rick said...

Good for your church! That's what it's all about!

I think Maxine needs an intervention.

Anonymous said...

You belong to a generous church Judy.

Müzikdüde said...

I think I just found out why our congregation has dwindled...they're all at your church. We went from 3000 per weekend to about 1500. The giving has dwindled proportionately.

toygirl said...

Wow, that is awesome. You should all be really proud.
Maxine rocks. But I bet she doesn't give anything to charity.
Here from Michele.

Anonymous said...

Judy...that is awesome about Lifepointe. That is what this season is all about...unselfish giving.

Alan G said...

That Maxine is my kinda woman....

I was completely blown away at that contribution total. That is very special and you and the members deserve to be proud.