It's the Most Frustrating Time of the Year

By Rev. Mindi

A Song for Pastors in October

 

It’s the most frustrating time of the year

With nominating committee meetings & telephone greetings
Saying “It’s just for one year,”
It’s the most hectic time of the year
It’s the busy, busiest season of all
With those budget shortfalls and stewardship calls

When you just hit a wall--
It’s the busy, busiest season of all 

There’ll be meetings galore
And complaining some more 
And talks of red lines of woe
There'll be letters too long
And announcements gone wrong 
Reminiscing of the church long ago

It's the most hectic time of the year 
Because when this is done 
Thanksgiving will come 
And then Advent is here-- 
It's the most hectic time of the year 

There'll be canvasing done 
(aren’t stewardship cards fun?)

And meetings running late into the night 
There'll be phone calls made 
And rejections delayed
As nominating tries to fill the board right 

It's the busy, busiest time of the year
Because when this is done 
Thanksgiving will come 
And Advent draws near 
It's the most busiest time 
It's the most hectic time 
It's the most tiring time 
It's the busy, busiest time—of the year!

 

(Clergy, take some self-care days, please!)