Pounding Our Pastor David (sort-of)
It sounds painful, but it’s really not. Pounding the Pastor stems from an old tradition
also known as Food Pounding where church congregations welcomed their new pastors by
giving them a pound of something for their home. We are going to follow this tradition
of “Pounding” when we welcome Reverend David Camphouse back to our congregation. Yes,
we know he was reassigned to our congregation the end of June. But we, and he, have been
very busy doing other things like vacations, workshops, camps, etc., and David felt it would
be better to wait until September to have his ‘welcome back’ celebration.
We are asking that everyone bring a “pound” of something to welcome him. You are not
limited to, but can certainly include foodstuffs, such as a pound of flour, coffee, nuts
or chocolate chips. Feel free to also contribute nonfood items, maybe office or garden
supplies. You are only limited by your imagination! Feel free to include a note saying who
the pound is from.
As a twist on this “pounding” David has asked that the food items be donated in his name
to the “new” resource of our food pantry. Items should be new, with clear current labeling
and; should you want to give baked or cooked goods for our pantry freezer, be clearly
labeled with contents and securely packaged ready to go into our freezer. This is not an
opportunity for you to clean out your cabinets or freezer, bring the good stuff. Stuff you
would want for your family.
If you are not aware of our “new” resource of our food pantry, tours will be given on that
Sunday so you may be aware of the expanded resource we now have available for those in
need. Included in the food pantry area is our disability closet which has a
We will be presenting our “pounds” to David between and after services on Sunday,
September 18th. There will be refreshments, food and disability closet (garage) tours,
and an opportunity for you to express your appreciation to David for his work here at St.
Andrew United Methodist Church.
Again, here’s what to remember:
Sunday, September 18th, between and after services
A “Pounding” to welcome Reverend David Camphouse back to St. Andrew for another year
Bring a “food” gift for the church’s food pantry or freezer in his honor.