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Re: Shall we donate to our ringing churches?

I think it would be kind, and good, for us-as-guild to donate. I have no
idea what appropriate amounts would be, but I am in favour of us making
this gesture, both out of general human kindness, and out of
investment/making sure people think of us as a positive part of the church
and not a loud nuisance.

On Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 12:34 PM <lauradi rcn com> wrote:

> I am on email lists for both the Old North historical site and the
> congregation. Both have been requesting funds of late. The Foundation
> (dealing with finances of the historical part) has of course been hit 
> hard
> because the buildings (church, Clough house museum space, gift shop) are
> closed to tourists and school groups, and the enormously lucrative 
> Lantern
> Service is being postponed until the fall (tentatively). It is possible 
> to
> donate to the Foundation online.
> The Old North (Christ Church) congregation has asked regular pledgers to
> mail their checks in as soon as possible, and they of course are getting
> nothing from visitors who would be giving money via the plate during
> services, so they are asking for donations by mail as well. They have 
> also
> set up a drop box for members in the neighborhood to use instead of the
> mail, if desired. Possibly they will get around to arranging for
> online/electronic donations. It seems from the Church of the Advent web
> site that they are accepting donations online in addition to asking for
> pledging people to mail in checks.
> I have donated to Old North as a private individual in the past. I 
> emailed
> to ask whether they are still paying the part time educators. The
> answer is yes, all employees in both divisions (even the ones that aren't
> going to work in the buildings) are being paid now. Other folks are 
> working
> - they are producing services
> viewable on YouTube at
> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoRTXPfJAPDwGFMpMqFspOA
> Tim is doing maintenance projects. (and the skilled window restoration
> folks are still doing two windows at a time).
> I am going to give again as myself, but there has been some discussion
> about whether we as a guild should also donate to each church
> (or in the case of ON, partly to the congregation and partly to the
> foundation?). Opinions?
> Laura Dickerson
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