How to Terminate a Volunteer—Part I
The Pastor walked on to the platform during his Sunday morning service and discovered a strong odor of alcohol that seemed to come from the choir. He assumed that the odor must be something else, for surely no one in his choir would be drinking, especially prior to entering Church. When the same odor greeted him the next Sunday, he came to grips with the possibility that someone may be consuming alcohol prior to the service.
The Pastor summoned his “Armor Bearer” and instructed him to locate the person or persons from where the odor was originating. After three weeks of playing Sherlock Holmes, the “Armor Bearer” gave the Pastor two names and exposed two men in the choir, who took a drink every Sunday morning prior to entering the Church. Apparently the two men would disappear behind the Church bus and take a couple of drinks of scotch prior to singing in the choir.