Most of the people in our congregation were elderly, plus our minister consistently tried to do what was best for the mass, and last June was hotter than normal, plus the a/c wasn’t actually well in the church.
If it was ninety outside, it was at least ninety-several inside, plus something needed to be done.
Although the deacons kept saying they couldn’t afford it, the minister kept saying my buddy and I needed to get the a/c unit fixed or repaired. The deacons were also told to find the currency, or he would need to go to a higher power. When dad said he was going to the higher power, he didn’t mean he was going to do more praying. He would go to the health association plus tell them the deacons were denying a/c to the elderly. I didn’t guess that my dad was serious because I didn’t guess he could go to the health association, even though he would complain to someone. When a single of the older parishioners passed out, dad went ballistic. Even before the sermon began, he walked up to the pulpit. He simply greeted most people, thanked them for coming, then addressed the congregation plus the deacons. He said because of the state of the air conditioner, he was going to let most people go home. He didn’t also want anyone getting sick because the deacons didn’t deem the a/c worthy of the church’s currency. One of the deacons reached out to many heating plus air conditioning companies plus asked if they could give us a discount on an a/c unit. Luckily, a single of their heating plus air conditioning specialists had a family member who went to our church.