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Beloved parishioners and friends of St. John,

We are happy to bring you updates on the latest developments for our building project.

5/26 Update: The mechanical and electrical engineers have begun making their final adjustments to the plans. We also have updated poster boards. These will be printed and available soon for viewing full-size at church.

We would like to thank those parishioners who have already pledged their support to this project. If you have not yet had the opportunity to pledge please consider making a donation to the church earmarked for our building project or donating online at


Please note that the donation page comes with an automatic suggested donation of $50. That amount is simply a default from our host, generosity.com, and is easily changed for an actual donation. The suggested default donation for generosity.com can also be changed to any amount, including 0. Finally, since the donation is going to the church, it is tax-deductible.

For details about the scope of the project, please see the files at the bottom of the page

We look forward to continuing to bring you updates on the project as they happen, address your questions as well and quickly as we are able, and, by God’s grace, bring the project to completion by the fall of 2017.

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5/15 Update: After the latest meeting, we now have poster boards with near-final plans. The boards can be seen here

4/28 Update: We have had two meetings, one with the architect and contractor, the second only with the architect, working to refine the plans, which are now close to construction-ready. The next meeting to review the plans will be Monday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. After final plans are agreed upon, the process of putting together a guaranteed maximum price is expected to take about a month.

3/14/17 Update: At our special parish assembly on Sunday, March 12, our parish voted to proceed with the full project. Our next step is to meet with the architect and contractor and make decisions for the final construction documents. As things currently stand, the meeting is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 3, at 7:00 p.m. Your continued support through both prayers and donations is appreciated. 

2/22/17 Update: As often seems to happen as buildings go from concepts to reality, the estimated cost for our project has increased. The full project is currently estimated to cost about $1.0 million. In order to bring the cost closer to the original $750,000 budget, we are considering splitting the project into two phases, the second of which can be delayed until additional funding is identified. If the two phases are done separately, the estimated cost is roughly $850k for phase 1 and 200k+(3% per year of delay) for phase 2. 

For the details of what each phase entails, as well as our current fundraising status, please see the image links at bottom of this page.

12/7/16 Update: Following a first estimate from Rinderknecht and a meeting to refine that estimate, we are currently working to bridge an approximately $150,000 gap between our available funding and the estimated cost. We expect part of this bridging to come by reducing the cost through further meetings with the architect and contractor. At the same time, your donations help us bridge that gap from the other direction, by increasing the finances we have available for the project. Thank you for your generosity.


As of November 1, 2016, we have selected a contractor for our project and are focused on breaking ground in the spring of 2017! Rinderknecht Associates will be working with us to bring this project to completion. They are already working with our architect to prepare for a spring 2017 groundbreaking. We have had several visits to our campus by the contractor, structural engineer, and landscape architect.


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