Our council president sent out a follow up letter letting the synod know that they are not welcome here.
Date: Monday, December 14, 2009, 12:25 PM
December 12, 2009
Dear Michel Clark:
Perhaps you have not been informed of a letter sent by Attorney J----- ------ dated December 10, 2009 so I have attached a copy of it. In light of this, we will not be receiving your Consultation Team on January 7-11, 2010. This team will not be allowed to enter our property and will be removed by the Moline Police Department if they attempt to do so.
Should you take issue with this, have your attorney contact ------ ------g at 309-7-------6.
Sincerely In Christ
Church Council President
Faith Lutheran Church, Moline
If they can't follow their own rules and show the names of those who signed the petition for verification, then we can't confirm if they had proper basis for a counsel, sounds pretty easy , just show us the proof! We then went on to state that if they forced an appearance to be divisive, then we would have the police remove them, REMOVE THEM not arrest them! Every chance they get to spin something or to twist it to cast us into a more unfavorable light, they do it! even if it's lies and deceit. They are suppose to be a Christian organization not a bunch of truth manipulating bullies!
December 18, 2009
-----------------, Church Council President
Faith Lutheran Church
1611 41st Street
Moline , IL 61265-3499
I am alarmed and disappointed that you would threaten the Northern Illinois Synod Consultation Team with arrest if they ventured onto the property of Faith Lutheran Church . They have been properly convened according to the Constitution of this Church and they have an important responsibility to perform for the sake of the ministry of Christ at Faith Lutheran.
Since the Consultation Committee will perform their duties off site, I am asking that you announce to the members of Faith Lutheran Church the following information so that they can properly participate in this process.
The Consultation Team will be available at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moline from:
Thursday evening, January 7 from 4:00 P.M. through 9:30 P.M.
Friday, January 8 from 8:30 A.M. through 4:00 P.M. and
Saturday, January 9 from 8:30 A.M. through 4:00 P.M.
Appointments may also be made on Sunday, January 10 from 1:00 P.M. through 6:00 P.M.
To schedule an appointment, please call Ms. June Cain, at the Northern Illinois Synod office at 815/964-9934.
Bishop Gary M. Wollersheim
cc: Rev. Mark Gehrke
Mr. J----- -------
Congregational Council, Faith Lutheran Church
Mr. Bill Bartlett, Synod Vice President
Rev. Michel Clark, Assistant to the Bishop, West Conference
Rev. Dr. Gary M. Wollersheim
Northern Illinois Synod
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
103 West State Street
Rockford , IL 61101