Charge Conference: 
Sunday, February 10, 2019 12:15 p.m. (Sanctuary)

*there will be extended nursery hours for those needing child care

There will be a called Charge Conference of Saint Paul’s UMC to update the congregation on the Making Room project and to vote on the following motion from the Governing Board:

To authorize Trustees to sell the Ferguson and Alzheimer’s properties to Elder Care Services, Inc. at appraised value, with the stipulation that Elder Care Services, Inc. utilize the property for their operations and provide the Alzheimer’s Project, Inc. with sufficient operating office space.  Sufficient space will be determined by the Alzheimer’s Project, Inc.

Who is Elder Care Services, Inc?
[from the Elder Care website]  Elder Care Services is the unquestioned leader in advocating for and serving a wide spectrum of seniors in the Big Bend area. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for seniors and their caretakers. For over 45 years, providing compassionate home-based care has been a cornerstone of our mission. For active seniors, we provide an avenue to stay engaged in the community through volunteering placement, made possible through a long standing partnership with the national Senior Corp program. We are also our area's definitive source of accurate information on aging issues, services and programs affecting seniors and we actively advocate for seniors to fulfill unmet needs in the community. Services include Elder Day Stay, Meals on Wheels and Senior Volunteer Program.  More information at

Their plan is to build a 37,000 square foot facility on the property which will house all of the Elder Care Services along with the Alzheimer’s Project.
What does this mean for Alzheimer's Project?
The Alzheimer’s Project leadership has been an integral part of the discussions from the beginning, and their administrative offices will be housed in the Elder Care Services facilities.  They will continue to use Saint Paul’s UMC facilities for their respite care program.
What does this mean for Saint Paul’s UMC?
Beyond the income, one of the positive aspects of this potential sale would be increased visibility of our own (improved!) facilities to the community, and an opportunity for Saint Paul’s to develop a more robust older adult ministry program. 
What will we do with the money?
At this point, we are not having these discussions.  As one trustee said, ‘let’s not count our chickens…’  If a sale is approved and is completed, funds will be utilized under the direction of the Finance Committee and Governing Board.
What is the appraised value of the property?
The current value of the land is approximately $425,000.  Since appraisals are updated every 6 months, it is anticipated that a formal appraisal will be completed prior to sale.

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