During an inter-faith gathering, someone rushed in and shouted "The building's on fire!"
The Methodists gathered in a corner to pray.
The Baptists cried "Where is the water?"
The Quakers quietly praised God for the blessings which fire brings.
The Lutherans posted a notice on the door declaring that fire was evil.
The Roman Catholics passed roud a collection plate to cover the cost of the damage.
The Jews painted symbols on the doors, hoping the fire would passover.
The Congregatinalists shouted "Every man for himself!"
The Christian Scientists agreed amongst themselves that there was no fire.
The Anglicans formed a procession and walked out.
The Muslims agreed to accept the fire as the will of Allah.
The Presbyterians appointed a chairperson who was to appoint a committee to look into the matter and make a written report
The URC members were such a mixed lot that they couldn't agree on what to do.
And the church secretaries got together, put the fire out, and went back to work.
(Originally published some years ago in "Urbanews", a magazine of the United Reform Church (URC) Urban Churches Support group for Thames North and Southern Provinces. Slightly modified. And it wasn't drawn to my attention by a church or PCC Secretary!)