Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Important Message for All Members--Congregational Meeting on June 2, 2013

Dear Member of MCC Windsor;

As you may have heard, Westminster United Church, where we currently lease space, has decided to close their doors and amalgamate (join) Emmanuel United Church. The Westminster Building will be sold. Westminster's congregation plans to vacate the space by the end of the summer.

The MCC Windsor Board has passed the following motion:

"Moved, that MCC Windsor will join with Emmanuel United Church and Westminster United Church to share as partners in ministry at the Emmanuel United Church site no later than September 30, 2013."

The details will be worked out soon, including rental costs and terms, extent of partnership, and so on. Please be assured that MCC Windsor has made it very clear that while we welcome sharing in community activities, fundraising, and worship with Emmanuel/Westminster, we will remain MCC Windsor and retain our identity and role as a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, questioning and allied people in Windsor.

We are therefore calling a congregational meeting asking for congregational approval of this motion on SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2013, immediately after service.

There will possibly be another congregational meeting later in the summer if our budget must be refigured in a way that requires congregational approval. If the bottom line remains the same (i.e., amounts are moved from one area to another), no meeting will be required. Once we know more about rental costs, etc. you will be informed.

In service,

Rev. Martha Daniels

Jason Beaudin

Wendy Burton

Linda Brooker

L. Sayell

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