West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Friday, August 22, 2014
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As most of you know, I am enjoying a renewal leave for July and August from my duties as pastor. So far it has been relaxing, stimulating and a wonderful change of pace. In the fall I will give you a fuller accounting of my leave, but for now let’s just say it’s going well. I understand from Elly Evans that Sunday worship has gone well, and I am grateful to those who are leading worship in my absence this summer. I also want you to know that I miss you and I look forward to catching up with you in September when I return.
I want to let you know that we continue to move toward making our buildings easier to navigate for those with difficulty walking. The estimate for elevators from the architects that we considered in the spring sounds quite expensive, and that was the consensus of our leaders and of the congregation members who commented on it, but that doesn’t mean we stop our efforts. At our June Administrative Board meeting we voted to move ahead with a wheelchair lift for the Educational Building, while continuing to consider options for the other parts of our buildings. We will keep you informed as our plans develop.
I hope you have a good summer, and I’ll see you in the fall.