A member of the Brantford Tiny Homes Working Circle summarized the Jan. 25 gathering with sentiments that were echoed by others attending.
“We’re going in the right direction.”
The latest working circle was largely a continuation of the Jan. 11 meeting and, as with the previous working circle, new participants were on hand to learn about the project to create a tiny-home community in Brantford.
While last year was certainly marked by personal achievement for Zig Misiak, the Brantford resident and author says his family bonds and commitment to community service are what matter most to him — and this, he says, was his greatest lesson learned in 2022.
Family, says Zig, the author of 18 books, is his “centre of strength and love,” and community service is an “obligation.”
Peter Miklos is enjoying life to the fullest with the help of supports he’s receiving from his siblings. It has been a family effort that has put to rest concerns Peter’s parents had about who would help care for him after they were gone.
Peter comes from a large family. At 54, he’s the youngest. Peter lives independently, and his parents, Jim and Marg, would regularly visit him, either at Peter’s home or at their house every week.
The Banquet is a Brantford church that’s doing church differently.
In fact, it’s best not to call The Banquet a “church.” Husband-and-wife pastoral team Jeremiah and Emilie Pacey are quick to point out that they’re trying to “unchurch” the church experience for people.
The Paceys refer to The Banquet as a “love-directed learning community” where everyone is welcome.