Dear Member of Broadmeadow UMC,
At the May 6 meeting, Broadmeadow’s Board of Stewards voted to recommend that the congregation sell the church’s parsonage.
This recommendation comes after months of study and conversation. The decision was mainly based on the following factors:
· Continued cost of upkeep of the parsonage
· The most recent renters have terminated their lease and moved out
· There is an interested buyer
The proposed sale of the parsonage is an important decision for Broadmeadow, and every member of the church has input.
In light of that, the West Jackson District Superintendent, the Rev. Dr. Stephen Cook, has officially called a Charge Conference for Broadmeadow for Sunday, May 20, at 11:30 am, immediately after worship. The Charge Conference will convene in the Fellowship Hall where we will enjoy a light lunch, have a time for questions and discussion, and vote on the issue at hand.
Anyone and everyone is invited to worship and lunch. However, only individuals on Broadmeadow’s membership roll will have a vote.
Please plan to attend this important meeting, and please be in prayer about this decision until then. Included is a list of questions the Board sent to Dr. Cook pertaining to a possible sale, and his answers. These will, hopefully, assist you in making an informed decision. If you have any further questions, please feel free to let me know, and I will do my best to get you answers.
Rev. Lance Presley