Office Space (Metro Men @ Work)
Since we’re in the God on Film sermon series. I thought it only apropos to reference the cult classic movie “Office Space” for the purpose of this post. Not the most family-friendly, I know, but many of us who work in an office environment can relate. Anyhow, I digress. I take inspiration from one of many quotable quotes from that movie…
"Um, yeah, I'm going to need you to come in on a Saturday."
So THAT’s exactly what we did. But first, a question:
Where does “church” (i.e., the gathering of God’s people) happen most often at Metro Community church?
If you answered “Grieco Elementary,” then you’d be… WRONG.
Fo’ sho’, church takes place across three services every Sunday at Grieco, but if you’ve never stepped foot inside the Metro Office in Englewood, then you don’t know how heavily trafficked and oft-used a space it is. Church happens there pretty much every day of the week! All of that is good, but over our 4.5 years in the space, things have started to wear down, or minor fixes have been necessary here and there.
So it became clear to our “Hannibal,” (“A-Team TV show reference), a.k.a., Metro’s Executive Pastor Swanson, that we needed to convene a group of gents (no offense, ladies) to put in some sweat equity to help keep our office space in optimal working order.
A rugged, intrepid, skilled, smart, savvy (and dare I add good-looking) SWAT team of men gathered this morning at the Metro Office to tackle the following projects:
- Touch-up paint in entryway
- Paint yellow warning stripe on back doors
- Replace ceiling tiles – including AiM closet
- Clean recycle bins – hose down
- Paint touch-up in conference rooms - C1 & C2
- Paint touch-up behind thermostat by men’s bathroom
- Install shelving and power strip in technology closet
- Install door stops for rear doors
- Apply rubbing compound to cargo van
- Remove small stumps and fill stump holes
- Cut away all old chain link fence
- Clear gravel/dirt from beside cargo van parking space
We got it all done in a timely hour and a half, not counting the half-hour breakfast/intros at the beginning. Many thanks to the following gentlemen of upstanding character and selfless service!
- Anthony Avallone
- Dave Chun
- IJ Hur
- Won Young Kang
- Simon Kong
- Paul Lee
- Terence Lee
- John Oh
- Temmy Park
- Jeremy Pitcock (thanks for serving on Friday!)
- Paul Ra
- Giovanni Rosario
- Ron Shin
- Marvin Song
- Pastor Kevin Swanson
I’ll serve with you all anytime! And I loved Rob Shin’s explanation of why he came out: “I came out here from the Bronx b/c I like to do things. This is a great way to get to know others” [my paraphrase]. Man-tastic!
After all was said and done, Pastor Kevin (who doesn’t smoke cigars like Hannibal from “The A-Team,” but planned and led in the trenches with us like Hannibal) said something that instantly took me back to the following quote from the venerable George Peppard, the actor who played Hannibal:
"I love it when a plan comes together."
Indeed! Praise the Lord! Come out and join us next time! It’ll be bro-rific and guy-licious!
Now check out the following pix (proof that we work, work, work, work, worked!)
By Wes Nam
Metro Men's Ministry (M3)