Information for the Congregation of PAUC
June 19, 2017
Next Steps -- Inspection by Buyer, Once Inspection is complete and the sale is final, we will begin
removing items, and getting the property ready for the buyer to take possession on August 4th.
We have lots of work to do and will be looking for volunteers to help out.
June 18, 2017.
The Final Service at our Wilton Street Location was held.
June 11, 2017
You might have heard rumours that "one" is dead or falling apart that is not true. We are just
"One" - Cooperative Ministry Committee - Deep in Our Hearts - "One Entity" - "One" divided into
groups Spiritual Committee and Executive Committee - Vision Glenview, PAUC, Silver Falls and
SASD joining together to form one faith community serving the communities from one new
The first phase of the project was to determine the feasibility of the vision. The Executive
Committee has determined that it is feasible. The next steps would be to look at the sustainability
Originally, we felt that Amalgamation would be the last step. As we worked on the project and
started to detail the steps it became apparent that as so much depended on the churches joining
together we should focus on Amalgamation first and then work out the details together. All
congregations have the option of withdrawing from the project right up until the amalgamation
takes effect. If you think about this, it makes sense to consider amalgamating first and then work
out all of the details.
At the next executive meeting, we will begin focusing on Amalgamation. Stay tuned more info will
Sale of PAUC not complete just one item we are still working on. The "Our Future" Committee over
the years has compiled information through surveys and conversation with the congregation and
the one thing that stood out was the desire to stay together as a church family. That and work with
one has led us to stay together as a congregation and worship at a new location. Since it is
difficult to sell churches, when we received an offer to purchase PAUC we felt that we should take
advantage of it. We are not disbanding just moving. Park Avenue United will continue to exist and
the Board and Trustees are still responsible for its operation. We will continue to control our
finances including any proceeds we receive from the sale. It is our intent to put this money aside
to be used for whatever future direction we decide on i.e. amalgamation. Our 2017 Budget was
formulated with all expenses associated with the move and the hiring of a part time minister taken
into consideration, as well. Therefore, it is essential that all members continue their financial
support and worship with us at our new location.
Our new location in the Luxor Temple will serve us well. It has been newly renovated and it is
accessible! I have received questions about the Parking. There is a total of 20 parking spaces at the
front and rear of the building. Also, as the street is a dead end, there is no problem parking along
the guard rail that overlooks Rothesay avenue. This should easily accommodate our parking for
Sunday services. If more parking space is needed we can also use the side street.
Our first service at the new location is scheduled for Sept. 10th. Our new Part-time Minister Rev.
Elizabeth Stevenson will lead Sunday services on two Sundays every month and be available for
emergency pastoral care at anytime. Tracy Friars will lead our worship services for the other two
services. Elizabeth and Tracy will work together to maintain continuity in our services.
This week we hope to finalize the sale. In any case the last Service at Park Ave will be on June 18th,
as the closing date is August 4th. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to
contact me, a Trustee or any Board Member.
2017-06-11 Thanks for the update this morning and for all the hard work to-date. Walter