So a fellow parishioner informs us that our parish councils are not as representative as we would like to believe.
Did you know that Zero of eight Finance Council members live on the north side of Corning. (Three from Painted Post and four from the south side of Corning, and one staff person.)
Two of 14 parish council members live on the north side of Corning. (Two from the north side, three from the South side and eight from Painted Post, with one staff person.)
The Facilities Council has four from the north side of Corning, four from the south side and one from Painted Post.
So, out of 31 people on our councils, six are from the north side of Corning.
The dictionary definition of representative is: of, based on, or constituting a government in which the many are represented by persons chosen from among them.
The dictionary definition of gerrymandering is: to divide (an area) into political units to give special advantages to one group.
Our councils are selected, not elected.
And, further, at the parish meeting on Thursday, it was quietly suggested that the leadership may "consider" keeping Immaculate Heart of Mary. What happened to the firm insistence on 'one worship site'?
Who or what can we trust? This is All Saints/All One?