Last night we appeared before the City Council in Highwood. Our presentation was well received, and the questions asked were helpful clarifications. The primary concern on the part of the city has to do with our request regarding parking, and Highwood’s general parking shortage.
The upshot is that before the Aldermen vote on our proposal, they would like for us to sit down with the City Manager and work together on positive steps to improve the parking situation, both for Redeemer and others in that general vicinity. This means that a vote on us acquiring the building is now set for August 1st.
While another delay is a disappointment, the door has not closed, and we’re being provided with an opportunity to show that we really do care about the community and our desire to contribute to it in positive ways. We are hopeful that these conversations will be positive and mutually supportive.
Thanks to everyone who attended and filled up the City Council room, and for the many prayers that are being offered up. Let us continue to pray that God’s will would be revealed and accomplished — for Highwood, and for Church of the Redeemer.