"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Saturday 7 June 2014

Consider the possibilities

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Number Three e-mail":

"It's the best idea we've seen yet."

If you do say so yourself

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 7 June 2014 11:16


It has to be the best because it's the only we've seen yet.

There's no mention of a land swap because we (I) have no idea what the Church's plans are.

I don't have any firm idea myself.

But there are a couple of things that suggest  we should explore all possibilities.

The Baptist Church is on the corner. St ndrew's Presbyterian Church is a wee bit down the road. The Anglican  Church is  opposite the  town's property.

Most  helping services are provided by the Churches. They are probably working together now to make sure they're not duplicating each other's efforts.

The women's shelter is in the vicinity.

For people who need  help. it would be a good thing to be able to find it in the same locale.

At this time, the Church really needs to make the most of their assets.

The United Church had a Minister when I was Mayor , John  MacKay maybe, He had to retire early for health reasons.  I missed him.  He talked about a  different vision of a Church s mission.  He thought  the Church should be in a  unit in a shopping centre where people are. It should be open and serving seven days a week. It should not  just be about  Sunday Service.

I know  many Churches are about that  nowadays. In Aurora, congregations are  strong and parishioners are active.

It was heart-breaking when the Church burned . But it does provide for a new beginning.
I think it would be a good thing to examine all possibilities.  Swapping land could be one. From the Town's and the Church's perspective a better arrangement might be possible.

It's all about the community....Right.

It might be a chance to do things better.


Anonymous said...

Seriously, why would the United Church trade their plot - their home for two centuries - for a smaller one a stone's throw away?

They already are close to the churches and other places you listed. There is no benefit moving from Yonge Street over to Victoria. (I just hope they don't decide to leave their home for a bigger lot on the outskirts, and sell their plot to developers.)

Your idea makes no sense.

Anonymous said...

How do you know there's no benefit? I wish they keep the same location as well. But if they do choose to move I'm sure they would feel that there was a benefit.

Anonymous said...

An utter waste of the Town and it's staff and councillors time.

There is no place for government to assist this church when they do not assist others.