This week we received unanimous approval of our subdivision plan from the South Middleton Township Supervisors!
Questions on our second access, traffic impact to South Spring Garden Street, size of our congregation, etc. came up, and we also took the opportunity to publicly mention our day care and preschool throughout the week to make it clear that’s a major focus of our ministry. Fortunately, all went well and the supervisors were supportive of our plans. They even offered to waive their required “Recreation Fees” if we are willing to share our facilities (sports fields, gym if we build one, etc) with the community when we’re not otherwise using. We agreed to that request with the thought that the more people we get on our campus, the more opportunities we have to spread the Good News and make disciples.
So one more hurdle crossed in our journey! Dawood Engineering surveyors next have to physically set some boundary monuments and pins on behalf of Jeff Smith before the subdivision plan can be signed and recorded. Following recording there is a 30-day appeal period after which time we can schedule our settlement with the Smiths, hopefully before year end. Following settlement CUMC will own the land.
Thanks to all who have supported and prayed for this process. God is SO GOOD, and clearly continues to prepare the way for us as we move forward!