Ed & Carol Geiger: Setting things straight on sale of church
This is to set the record straight regarding the article about St. Nicholas Church and the recent sale of same.
My husband and I attended this church regularly when in town. The Diocese of Northern California kept the parishioners totally in the dark about the sale of this 9-acre property that has been in existence more than 120 years. The sale of the property was announced very much to parishioner’s surprise and blindsided everyone. Services were discontinued (which had been scheduled through September 2019) with the exception of a few services scheduled by the Diocese and their director of operations in the Office of the Bishop.
The director immediately changed the locks on the facilities and was very rude to parishioners who attempted to enter the premises. These parishioners were the ones responsible for signing checks to pay the mission bills. The director erroneously told them that she would be the one to sign current and future checks to pay church bills. She had and has no authority with Plumas Bank to do this as she quickly learned. She brought her wife and dogs up to the property to stay until the sale is final and emailed parishioners to let them know what a wonderful time she, her wife and the dogs were having on said property. The director also attempted to hijack the church website to publish her agenda. She was somewhat successful at this until parishioners were able to lock her out.
All in all, this whole affair has, in our opinion and that of many others, been very less than Christian on the part of the Diocese of Northern California and its representatives.
The only consolation is that all those who have perpetrated these wrongs and rudeness will eventually have to answer to a higher authority.
Ed and Carol Geiger