The congregational meeting last March voted in favour of renovation work so that Rothwell could qualify to host a larger day care operation. I'm here this morning to give you an update.
A contract has been signed with Warlyn Construction Ltd to carry out the work between August 7 and 31, arguably the quietest time of the year in the church. The work involves improving the ventilation and air flow in the side hall and in the basement as well as the installation of a grease trap in the kitchen.
The day care operator is aware of the plans and is prepared to adjust her operations this month to accommodate the construction work. The contractor knows that there will be Sunday services and occasional other events during the construction period and that he will need to accommodate those events.
As some of you know, Rothwell's financial viability has grown more precarious in recent months. It's too early to say exactly what the expanded day care will mean for Rothwell but it is sure to give a strong boost to our financial position. The best news is that the contract will not cost Rothwell a cent; a member has already transferred funds to our Treasurer to cover the full amount of the contract.
A day care committee was formed some time back but has not met for many months. I intend to reactivate it to serve as a forum for the discussion and resolution of issues of concern to the congregation in connection with the day care. Among other things, the committee could review the new draft contract with the day care operator.
If you have questions or concerns about how Rothwell will adjust to life with a larger day care operation, please jot down your question or concern and put it in the designated box in the narthex. Alternatively, you may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cam will ensure that any emailed questions or concerns are brought to the attention of the day care committee.
Flowers on Sunday: If you wish to place flowers in the church on a Sunday for any occasion you can contact Gay Elliott at 613-746-4123 fOR THE MONTHS OF JULY AND AUGUST.
Summer Information: The office will be on a reduced schedule for the months of July and August. Telephone and e-mails will be monitored; messages will be returned. Trina will be in the office most Thursday mornings.
Rev Mike will be on holiday July 15th to August 15th. He has arranged pastoral coverage during his holiday. If you have a pastoral emergency while he is away, please contact one of the Pastoral Care Coordinators whom will put you in touch with a minister. two coordinators phone numbers can be found on the church's phone message.
Pastoral Care Team Please contact any member of the team if you or someone you know has a pastoral need. We care. We can be identified by the green name tags and heart symbol. Please speak to us or call us for a visit. Coordinators: Joanne McCrostie– 613-746-3757 and Marg Griffiths at 613-745-7500.
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Scott Udle has resigned his position as Chair of this Committee effectively immediately. We wish to thank him for his leadership and work for the past three years.
We are looking for someone to take over this position a.s.a.p. The Committee presently consists of a group of members who work together to maintain the upkeep of the church property.
Please contact: Cam Bowes at email@example.com or 613-680-3917 or Bill Griffiths at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-745-7500.
WE HAVE LEARNED WITH REGRET OF KEITH FINDLEY'S DECISION TO STEP DOWN AS ROTHWELL'S TREASURER EFFECTIVE AT THE END OF 2018. WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE INTERESTED IN SERVING ROTHWELL IN THIS CAPACITY. THIS COULD BE A ROLE THAT IS SPLIT BETWEEN TWO INDIVIDUALS WITH COMPLEMENTARY SKILLS, AS HAS BEEN THE CASE IN THE PAST. IF INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT CAM BOWES AT CAM.BOWES@YAHOO.CA OR 613-680-3917.
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