Grace and Peace,
For over 60 years the Parish Hall has been the place were church, school, and community meet, figuratively and literally. About 2 years ago, after many informal conversations, a small group of members of the church and school community started meeting to discuss the possibility of renovating the Parish Hall.
Last fall we held a series of listening sessions where, in small groups, we talked about what St. John’s means to people, and where God was calling us. We learned much from these sessions and building upon what we learned we now have more questions; about 20 questions that we want to ask you.
These questions are part of our study to determine if a capital campaign is feasible and advisable. The questions will cover:
- Whether you favor or oppose the proposed plans and why.
- What you like and dislike about the proposed plans and what you think is most important.
- Your willingness to help work on the campaign or identification of those who you think would do a good job.
- If you might consider making a gift to the proposed campaign, should the church move forward, and what your range of giving might be at that time. (This is not a pledge or commitment. You will not be asked for money at this time, but understanding giving levels helps to determine the collective amount of funding that could be available to support the proposed project.)
On June 23-25, Maurice Seaton of Episcopal Church Foundation will be here to conduct personal interviews of 16-20 families. In addition to these personal interviews the entire church and school community will be asked to complete a confidential survey, on paper or online, so that everyone's voice can be heard.
Your input on these questions is very important so I hope you will be available to participate. Some of you will soon receive a phone call to schedule an interview, and all of you will receive a survey, please take the needed time to prayerfully respond.
If we do this right, the Parish Hall, and St. John’s, will continue to serve, far into the future, as a meeting place for church, school, and community.