At the ecumenical meeting, the Baptist pastor reported problems with possums in his church roof. Several ministers offered to help get rid of them.
The Assemblies of God choir and big band arrived, hoping the loud music, singing and clapping would frighten the possums away. However, they just swayed to the music. Next the Catholic priest brought his Gregorian group, certain that the chanting would ddo the trick. Instead, the possums were enchanted. At last, the Anglican vicar made the creatures move on. Amazed, the Baptist pastor asked, "How on earth did you do it?" "I just treated them like prospective members of the congregation," the vicar explained. "I christened them, confirmed them - and we've never seen them since."