Once Again, Your Preacher Seeks Forgiveness!
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Last week I sent out a note to our congregation looking for help brainstorming options after we were told by Lake Forest College that the Chapel would not be available to us during the 20 - 21 school year.
All I can tell you is this. First,
people in our church are really, really good at brainstorming!
I received over 40 different ideas re: spaces for us to meet. Second,
I seek your forgiveness as I am way behind individually responding to the 35 individuals who were kind enough to send in ideas.
Now, the ideas were fantastic! Everywhere from schools to community centers to other not-for-profits to local corporations to retail outlets to tents and warehouse spaces to other churches were mentioned. At this stage, were are getting close to a deal with a place where we could hold services from October 1 through May of 2021, though a few other options also remain quite appealing at this stage of the game.
how we are making our decision?
The key questions are: (a) where can we meet safely and comfortably as well as socially distanced in an environment healthy for all? (b) proximity to our congregation, (c) parking, particularly for handicap and special needs, (d) seating capacity, (e) environment, and (f) affordability.
Thanks to ALL who shared their ideas and helped us sort through what matters. When we make a final decision, you'll be the first to know! And again, I'm sorry for not getting individual replies to everyone kind enough to reply to my query.