This is in response to the letter written by Rosalie Kiernan on Sept. 20 concerning her daughter not being allowed access to the restroom at the Methodist Church during the Festival Days parade.
I do not know who she encountered that denied her request as I was with a float in the parade, nor do I want to know who it was. I can assure her that there were 99 others who would have allowed her child to use the restroom, so please do not judge the entire church by the actions of one. I can only assume that the person to whom you referred was having a "horrible, very bad, no good day."
The motto of the United Methodist Church is "Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Doors." We try, as a congregation, to live up to that motto. Please forgive the actions of one and don't judge our entire congregation. I hope that you will come to visit our church and see what a caring, loving group of people worship there. And please come to Festival Days next year and watch the parade in front of the Methodist Church. I am sure that the other members of our church join me in offering a sincere apology to you and your precious daughter.