Lord knows these organizations need some help serving their communities.
OK, children, gather around. I'll tell you what life was like before parish councils, back when my hair was brown and my dreams were green.
The pastor pretty much ran things, and that was fine with most of us. First of all, we didn't have to go to a lot of boring meetings. Second, we were free to complain to one another (and sometimes to him) about what was wrong with the parish without feeling one iota of guilt or responsibility. Finally, we didn't have to go to a lot of boring meetings.