Sunday, November 27, 2005

Movin' On!

Thanks to everyone who responded to my posting on The Move and to those who may have held out meeting in the Light this morning.

The meeting occurred this morning and this afternoon, and a decision was reached. To my complete surprise, those present felt unequivocably called by the Spirit to move to a larger meeting space. Some said that they felt we had been being "nudged" to move for years. The meeting minute said that we have been called to move and are prepared to act on this calling.

What overwhelmed me was that some of the people who were most opposed to the move at our last meeting on the subject were now the most adamant that it was time to leave. They spoke passionately and with conviction about the need to follow God's will. Some transformation took place over the past few weeks that is difficult to explain.

We are in the process of negotiating with the non-profit owners of the new place. If we can find a way to get around Revenue Canada's rules about non-charity business activities by non-profits, then we hope to be in a new home in a few weeks. But if not this space, then another.

A great peace descended on me as soon as the minute was recorded. I'm sure it was the same for many others.


At 8:19 PM, Blogger Aj Schwanz said...

Sounds somewhat trite, but might be appropriate to say that "the Spirit moves in mysterious ways", eh? It's always great when God's ways seem to manifest in these "pieces fall in the right places" ways - give me goosebumps. But God also seems to work in hiddenness - in this, God reveals a little more about the work God needs to do in us, both individually and corporately. I hope this event becomes one that grows your Meeting closer together, and that it's not too much of a pain in the butt. :) :)

At 3:52 PM, Blogger Rich in Brooklyn said...

My explanation would be this: "Christ has come to teach His people Himself."

- - Rich Accetta-Evans (Brooklyn Quaker)

At 9:37 PM, Blogger Johan Maurer said...

I can almost see dear Deborah Haight smile.

At 10:32 AM, Blogger Martin Kelley said...

It's always wonderful when the Spirit comes in on queue!

At 6:26 PM, Blogger Liz Opp said...

It sounds like many were faithful and like many did yield...

Liz, The Good Raised Up


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