Thursday, October 15, 2009

Keystone News

Over a week into our sojourn with Nickelsville and so far so good.

Our broader community of those who use the building has been very supportive.

Some Keystone folks are bringing food. Thanks to them.

If you want to know what to donate to the Nickelsville group, look up their website

Feel free to donate to Keystone as well. Our costs for utilities and the like will undoubtedly be increased significantly.


Friday, October 9, 2009

Keystone News

In case you have not heard Keystone is hosting Nickelsville.

They contacted us late Saturday night and asked if they could stay in our building. I told them that all we had that was available throughout the week was the sanctuary and there they would have to be out all day on Sunday. They said that they didn't have anyplace else to go.

On Sunday they presented their request to the congregation and answered questions. After worship the congregation gathered and decided to offer Nickelsville folks the space for 30 days.

On Monday morning I informed the pre-school folks. They had a lot of questions and concerns which we tried our best to address. On Wednesday afternoon Rich met with the board of the pre-school along with two representatives from Nickelsville. The meeting was very orderly.

Nickelsville folks moved in on Wednesday night. Several Keystone folks were there to greet them.

Since then things have been pretty quiet. They have posted what they need as far as donations on their website We don't have a lot of space to store goods so please only bring them what they need. They have access to our kitchen and dining area some times but not all the time so please call ahead if you want to bring prepared food.

The other news is that Brandon Duran has agreed to accept our call to lead our outreach ministry. Brandon was one of the people who were here on Wednesday to greet the folks from Nickelsville. Brandon will officially start on Oct. 21.