Building Transition Updates
In 2013, the congregation entered into discussion about the possible sale of the Ranchlands facility through an intentional congregational renewal process. In 2016, the Ranchlands building was sold to the Muslim Association of Canada, and the Calgary congregation relocated to Lion's Village at 2528 Bowness Rd. NW as a temporary location.
A Facility Planning Team has been established to help facilitate this transition, and the congregation has entered into an acquisition process as it seeks to relocate to a new space.
This purpose of this page is twofold:
After an extensive search with nearly 50 sites considered, the Facility Team is excited to invite you to visit a promising lease space this Saturday, August 29 between 10 a.m. – Noon to get a feel for the facility and the surrounding area. Our realtor, Julie Stefan, Pastor Doug Hayden, and Parker Johnson will be on site to answer your questions and will also have concept designs (provided to us by our architect) available to help you get a better sense of how the space could become our own. This is a come-and-go event. Come when you are able.
Here are the details for this weekend’s site visit:
WHERE: 422 11 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0Y4 (Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/PJ5Rq2yetYVsdk3p9)
WHEN: Saturday, August 29 between 10 a.m. – Noon
In order to remain in compliance with provincial, municipal, and World Church guidelines, we will be enforcing the following measures:
In order to accommodate a variety of schedules, this is the first of what will be two site visits. Another group site visit will be scheduled in the near future. If you are out of town and will not be able to attend any site visit in the near future or if you are not able to/comfortable with attending an in-person gathering like this, please contact Parker Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org and he can provide you with a virtual walk-through video of the space being considered.
As is the Facility Team’s mandate, we bring this site to the congregation for their input. No agreements will be made without congregational approval at a formal business meeting.
This is an exciting time in the life of our congregation as we enter into a new phase in our building transition. Since 2017, Calgary’s Facility Team has worked alongside the congregation to locate an ideal space that best meets the needs of the congregation. Needs analyses were conducted, presentations were given, and casual check-ins with the congregation throughout the process provided valuable feedback to ensure the mandate was clear, reasonable, and focused. Work has continued despite the COVID-19 pandemic which has put us in a better position with negotiations.
Should you have any questions, please contact Parker Johnson at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Pastor, Calgary Community of Christ