Sunday, December 1, 5:30 pm, Bard Hall.
You are welcome to explore waiting, the ancient Advent theme. Topics will include "Why Wait or the folly of impatience" and "What are we waiting for (How we are enriched by waiting.)" In addition to presentation and discussion we will enjoy singing some traditional Advent songs. You are invited to bring finger foods to share. Paper products and beverages will be provided. “Advent is a time to slow down the hectic pace of life and get in touch with our longings, hopes and dreams.”
Notes from the meeting of the Stay subcommittee forum. Download the meeting notes.
We had a great turnout for our first forum as we vision the future. Rhiannon Smith, Board President led the forum and shared key points about our process. She gave a brief background of why we’re discussing this by sharing that we’re continuing the process that started two years ago, when UCSD approached us with their master plan which will have major implications for our Hillcrest campus. This, as well as their offer to buy some or all of our campus and the likelihood that the decline in our parking revenue will continue, led the board to start discussing ways to determine our options and inform the congregation so that you could eventually come to a decision. Rhiannon also shared how the Visioning the Future groups came to be, stating we formed four subcommittees to research and present information in the following areas: Go, Stay, Real Estate, and Negotiations; as well as the Core Team (which oversees the process as a whole).
We made a huge push for volunteers for these subcommittees through an e-blast, The Window, pulpit announcements, our website, appeals to small ministry groups, etc. Chairs were chosen based on interest and relevant experience. The leaders of the sub-committees were introduced and then we had time for questions and answers. A reminder: the recording of the 11/3 forum will be available until 11/11. On Tuesday, 11/12 the recording of the 11/10 forum will be available to watch. Stay tuned.
Nov. 3rd Core Team forum: Come and meet the members of the Core Team and hear about their work and get an update of our process in Bard Hall.
Nov. 10 Stay Sub-Committee: Come and hear reports about the work of this sub-committee and some of the implications of what staying would mean in Bard Hall.
Nov. 17 Go Sub-Committee: Come and hear reports about the work of this sub-committee and some of the implications of what going would mean in Bard Hall.
Nov. 24 Real Estate Sub-Committee: Come and hear reports about the work of this sub-committee and considerations of potential areas in Bard Hall.
Dec. 1 Stay Sub-Committee: NOTE: this meeting will not be in Bard Hall but will be in the Clark Chapel.
Dec. 8 Go Sub-Committee: in Bard Hall.
Dec. 15 Real Estate Sub-Committee: in Bard Hall.
*Forums will resume in January and February. Please note that these forums will be focused solely on their areas of work. Any questions or comments outside the scope of the presenting sub-committees will be given to the chair of the appropriate sub-committee.
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