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:
On October 20, 2018, the Facility Planning Team met with the congregation to discuss its findings from the property search and feasibility study. The Team’s mandate throughout this process was to research and explore options that met the criteria of the congregation’s Needs Assessment Survey. The Facility Planning Team’s presentation was on-time and under budget.
Thanks to the clear mandate provided by the congregation, the Facility Planning Team was able to present a detailed analysis – including a financial forecast – ensuring congregants had the best information in front of them ahead of any decision-making. Ultimately, the congregation acknowledged that the options before them were financially unsustainable and provided positive feedback to the Facility Planning Team concerning next steps.
This leads us to today. As we close the previous chapter in our facility transition process, we are blessed with a great deal of useful information, research, and budgeting that will be invaluable to us in our next phase.
We would like to now pause to provide you with opportunities to brainstorm other possible ideas and solutions. We will be offering three face-to-face one-hour brainstorming sessions at our Lions Village location on the following dates and times:
Coffee and donuts will be provided!
Alternatively, if you would like to provide written input, you may do so by emailing Parker Johnson, Facility Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For our out-of-town members and friends, we will be offering an online brainstorming session via Zoom. We will be connecting with these individuals soon to set a convenient date and time.
We now stand on the knowledge from the findings of the 2018 Feasibility Study Report, and our future looks bright. We look forward to hearing your creative feedback.
Calgary Community of Christ Facility Planning Team