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Transition for the Hilarita 

Since its inception in 1975, management of the Hilarita Apartments has been overseen by three local churches – Westminster Presbyterian, Community Congregational, and St. Stephens. Recently the HTEA (Hilarita-Tiburon Ecumenical Association) Board has come to the conclusion that EAH Housing is better suited to oversee this property. The Westminster Session was apprised of this decision by its representatives on the HTEA Board and looks forward to the ways in which the Hilarita will flourish with EAH Housing, providing affordable housing in Tiburon for years to come. Please see the below press release for more details.

THE ACQUISITION AND REHABILITATION OF THE HILARITA APARTMENTS

Tiburon, Calif., July 11, 2017– The Hilarita-Tiburon Ecumenical Association (HTEA) announced at its Board meeting on Monday (July 10) its intent to enter a definitive agreement with EAH Housing for the acquisition and rehabilitation of The Hilarita Apartments, a 102-unit multifamily affordable housing community.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and a Purchase and Sale (PSA) were approved with overwhelming support in the meeting on July 10. The HTEA Board includes residents, members from local churches, and appointees with one at-large and one from The Town of Tiburon. Meeting attendees included associates from EAH Housing and the Hilarita Residents Association (HRA).

“By leveraging the scale of EAH Housing and their expertise in affordable housing rehabilitation and financing, we look forward to partnering with them to bring Hilarita into the 21st century. We believe this renovation will positively impact the many families that live here,” says Pat Wall, President of The Hilarita-Tiburon Ecumenical Association (HTEA) Board of Directors.

The Hilarita Apartments, located at 100 Ned’s Way in Tiburon, California, includes 102 low-income affordable apartment homes. The units are maintained as affordable rentals in perpetuity, ensuring long-term affordable housing for low-income families and seniors in the area.

This agreement was a move towards a formal contract for EAH Housing, a non-profit organization, to acquire The Hilarita Apartments and lead the rehabilitation project. The property was originally developed by EAH in 1975. With the approvals in hand, they will begin the necessary plans for the rehabilitation. EAH plans to modernize the units and renovate the property with green features.

“EAH Housing is committed to ensuring the affordability of the property, and the rehabilitation project will help ensure that The Hilarita will serve many generations to come. We are thrilled to have been chosen by HTEA to undertake this project which has so much importance for the community and the residents,” says Mary Murtagh, President and CEO of EAH Housing. "We are honored to be able to help."

       

  Sundays and More                                                                         

Week of July 30, 2017  
              

Council of Dads              Thursday, July 27, 6:00pm
This group meets the 4th Thursday of each month for a light supper and discussion of issues facing dads of all ages, offering access to ideas and voices of experience in an informal and collegial setting.  This is a nice opportunity to deepen relationships with a cross-section of WPC men. For more information contact Peter Sayers at

Habitat for Humanity             Saturday, July 29, 10:00am
Come celebrate with the 10 families who are moving into their homes at Habitat for Humanity's Novato site:  1112 4th Street, Novato.  If you worked on these homes at any point or if you didn't, come celebrate! 

Grounding Our Faith                    Tuesday, August 1, 6:00pm
We open with 15 minutes of quiet meditation in the sanctuary followed by 45 minutes of discussion. Come for the class and stay for commission night (7-8pm).

The Book of Revelation           Wednesday, August 2, 9:30am
Jeff Shankle will facilitate a series on this very interesting and often misunderstood text.

If You Really Knew Me          Wednesdays, August 9 & 16, 9:30am
What parts of your journey that have been most important to your faith formation?  What stands out in your life as spirit-filled moments?  Eric Sinrod will lead this time of faith sharing and exploration.

Prayer with Sacred Texts                 Tuesday, August 15, 6:10pm
Rob will lead Lectio Divina (Divine Reading). This is a contemplative experience, perfect for spiritual seekers.  Meet in Library.

Gratitude Pilgrimage         Saturday, August 19
A full day of walking with time for quiet reflection, partner conversations, and group sharing.  This pilgrimage will draw out gratitude in our lives as we walk from Lands End in the city to Rodeo Beach.  15 miles, rigorous.  For more information/to RSVP, contact Info meeting: 9:15, 8/13, Fireside Room.

Covenant Group
Coming this fall, a small group experience, a chance to connect with others and deepen your faith. The group will explore different ways to pray and meet twice monthly (1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm) from 9/5-11/21. Good for beginners and seekers as well as those with established prayer practices.  Led by Rob. Contact Rob with questions and to sign up:  .

Editorial Board Forming
With our new website up and running, we plan to transition the Zephyrs newsletter to a quarterly publication.  We are looking for a few people with interest in writing, editing, and/or creating newsletters to serve as an Editorial Board.  If you are interested in serving in this way, please contact Bethany at

Remember Your Pledge Payments
Even as you travel this summer, please remember to keep up with your pledge payments, as church expenses are year-round.  If you haven’t made a pledge in support of the 2017 budget, you may still do so by going online (www.wpctiburon.org) or contacting the church office.  You may also simply choose to give directly to the plate offering during worship.  Thank you for your ongoing support of Westminster!

Church Directory
We have received several requests over the years to include email addresses in the church directory, however we need your permission to do so.  If you would like to have your email address listed in the directory, please let Diane M. know at  (note: if you would like more than one household email listed, we need permission for each.)

   
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