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Collingwood UMC votes to discontinue as a worshipping congregation

On May 15, 2014 the congregation held a meeting. Our numbers have been dwindling while bills and the need for repair/maintenance on our 100 year old building have been rising. We have been fighting the good fight to remain a presence in the Five Points neighborhood for many years. 

With the loss of income from Summit Academy and the inability to rent the Education Building to another organization tough decisions had to be made. Pastor Tom Rand, assistant to the District Superintendent, presented us with four options (sell and relocate, a missional merger with another urban UM church, development of accountable disciple/mission groups, or discontinuation).

After much discussion and prayer (over the last year), we voted to discontinue. We will hold our final worship service together at 701 Phillips on Sunday, June 22, 2014

After that date, members may choose to transfer to another United Methodist church or another denomination. As is United Methodist discipline and protocol, we will hand over the building to the District and Conference. They will decide what to do with the campus.

We have been privileged to serve the Five Points community for the last 190 years, 8 months. While it saddens our hearts to have to say good-bye and leave our cherished church, we know that everything is part of God's plan. Wherever we go, whatever we do, we will continue to fulfill the great commission of Matthew 28: "Therefore go and make disciples of all 

nations,baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and

 teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, 

to the very end of the age."

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