120 Russell Avenue
Corner of Hw 9
Felton, CA 95018
July 7, 2022
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Peace Be With You!
Despite the many challenges we have been faced with during the pandemic, our life in St. John was never put to a full stop. We continued to celebrate our faith life in the midst of the lockdowns and emergency evacuations. We all made it through because we continued to hold on to our faith and never showed any signs of discouragement.
As parishioners of St. John, you continually show active support to our church either by remotely participating in the liturgies or actively joining in-person in all of our liturgical celebrations and some recently held social events.
It is our common prayer today that Our Lord will fully free us from the Covid-19 virus and its variants. In the meantime, I can only count the blessings our church continues to receive even during this pandemic.
I am personally and sincerely grateful to all of you for your generous support in which we have been able to accomplish the projects necessary for the upkeep and maintenance of our church. There have been two major accomplishments that are notable to mention:
First is the exterior repainting of our church building. It was during the lockdown that we completed this project.
Second is the solar energy panels. They are now up and running and giving us an efficient supply of electricity on a daily basis.
Meanwhile our Finance Council and I have been deeply concerned about the conditions of our Church Hall. Even before the pandemic started, we had been planning to improve its deteriorating conditions. To realize our plan, we came up with the following proposals that are strategically broken into sub-proposals to spread out the cost of the entire project:
First Phase - Removal of classroom panels; tear down the dividing walls on the ceiling to open up the beams. Total estimated amount - $8,500.00
Second Phase - Interior repainting; this includes labor intensive preparation for the walls, beams and minor replacements of the tiles in the ceiling. This will include the kitchen, bathrooms and the Fran Regain Room. Total estimated amount - $ 23, 840.00
Third Phase - Replacement of the flooring; this will include the bathrooms, kitchen and the Fran Regain Room. Total estimated amount - $34,822.00
Grand Total - $ 67,162.00
And lastly we will also be upgrading all of our lightings to LED.
You may have noticed that we already started the First Phase since it does not need a huge amount to cover its cost. With your generous support we can raise the amount of funds needed to proceed to the repainting of the walls and beams.
We are hoping to implement all of the proposals as soon as we are able to gather the necessary amount of funds towards the completion of our Church Hall.
Mary Van Diepen's Miracle