"I just learned that the resort is in a sorry state now because of the combination of rain and rising lake levels. Some roads are underwater. The beach all along resort property is either completely gone or nothing but rocks. Fortunately, the city…"
"I laughed out loud when I read your last sentence, XLFD! Epworth is a nexus for all manner of internal intrigue. There are definite power players and powerless ones among the owners. We only find out after the fact that there has been some battle…"
"Shinblind, if you ever want to hear the sounds of silence, just create an environment where wealthy people feel like their toys are threatened. I have no personal knowledge, but lots of issues are coming up these days. Clearly, the tax exemption for…"
"I have no idea about assembly membership. I know services are public. If there is any formal membership ceremony or requirement, I am ignorant of it. We certainly get plenty of donation requests for people who almost never attend Epworth worship…"
"For what it is worth, no defense of the behavior of many Epworth owners is coming from me.
As far as I know, the tax status of the land has not changed in the last 130 years. The church assembly is alive and well. There are separate ruling…"
"It is not hard to learn all you want to know about the origin of Epworth Heights. The Assembly has a great deal of power in how the resort is run, but it surely is no cult. The tax situation is neither exotic or unusual. Hundreds of summer camps…"