I just got my church's weekly newsletter, and see that the church is hosting an "Info. Session" on the override. Is that happening throughout Melrose? I have been at my church for many years and do not recall ever having seen this kind of political event before.
Which church and when is it?
A church should have the good sense to present both sides equally, and something other than the propaganda and threats running around right now.
This is what happens when the public sits silent and allows politicians to run amock fulfilling their patronage obligations instead of holding true to their oaths of office, as they do here.Is this meeting open to all and the date and Church Name and time .Thank you Discover.
A church member requested the opportunity to share information with other members of the church. This request was discussed by the Exrcutive Committee of the Church and approved with the caveat that the event be informational and not one sided advocacy. The person offering to share information with others interested is providing a service that is completely voluntary for folks to attend if interested This kind of civil discource is pretty consistent with the mission of the church. Members are service oriented and care about the community. The church has hosted a whole series of discussions over the past seeveral years on how to better serve our neighbors. We have proactively contacted a whole host of other leaders in Melrose to learn more about the city's needs and how we can best serve local needs. Allowing members of our congregation to use the space at their own church to offer a discussion hardly seems like something we should be uncomfortable doing. It is too bad the civil discourse on a lot of matters, not just this one, isnt more respectful and a whole lot less suspiscious and snarky. Being a good neighbor is not always easy but can be easier when you work from a starting place of assuming the best of others instead of assuming the worst. And don't forget, no one ever minds if people ask questions. And grown ups can work together respectfully and still make up their own minds.