Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Changes & Grace

It is with great disappointment that we must announce that we will be leaving the Rectory as of February 2017. We have made some fond memories there and set some solid groundwork toward building a strong community space for workshops, events and rituals. This past Friday, January 6, 2017, we were given notice that we will need to leave our stay at the Rectory, due to some very awful miscommunications that led to a lot of anger on the part of the Anglican Diocese of Montreal. Ultimately it was their decision, and not that of the church from whose Rectory we have been operating, that we needed to leave.

We would like to be clear that the matter of our leaving is not a case of Christians vs Pagans. It is a matter of human error. Please be kind and understanding to everyone involved on both sides of this situation. Please do not make this situation into a “Hot Cause” to fight for. The decision for us to leave was made to try to keep things from getting out of hand and to try to ensure no one is hurt moving forward. Rather than fight to stay where we are not welcome, we would like to move forward peacefully, with dignity, and respect for our present hosts who have been perfectly lovely with us to this point.

Rest assured that all the fun and exciting events we had planned to happen throughout the month of January are still ongoing. We hope that you are still as interested in joining us now, as you were just a few days ago, and that you will show your love by way of presence and participation in as much as you are able.

That said, we would like everyone to keep 2017 positive: Let’s transform all our energies into a positive force for community collaboration. This is the time to come together with sharp eyes and ears, with generosity, with hard working hands, and with patient and loving hearts. Lend us your support to help us keep the thriving and growing community we have worked to create going in a new space; one where we will ensure that from the very beginning we are understood, accepted, and that we intend to remain rooted in for a long time to come.

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