The building committee, together with the parish council, have been working together for almost two years, to plan the construction of our new fellowship/classroom hall. The new hall will be about the same size as the existing church and include a new kitchen, classrooms, restrooms, ample storage and a large open gathering space. The free standing hall will replace the screened pavilion and give us a beautiful space for social events, banquets and parish gatherings. Also, with emphasis on the future, the 4 large classrooms will allow us to better serve our growing number of young families.
We projected the total cost to be $1,500,000, however after two years of planning, we are finding the cost to be greater than anticipated. Building costs continue to rise and Collier County and the state of Florida require special permitting to remove and fill the wooded area of our property. We also need to bring in city water and sewer and vacate our current well and septic system. With the new required expenditures, the total cost of the building will be approximately $ 2 million. We currently have $ 1.2 million. We need to raise $800,000 in the next 12-18 months, the time frame for the county approval process.
If you have not pledged or donated, please give this some serious consideration. We need everyone to participate as much as they can! The Lord is calling each of you to participate in the fulfillment of His vision for our growing parish. Your donation can be spread over 3 years. Please consider, $ 1,000, $2,000 or $3,000 EACH YEAR toward our Building Fund. To date, 45 families have donated or pledged. We need all families to participate so that our vision becomes reality. With your donations, we can begin construction, Fall 2022.
Please contact our parish treasurer, Matthew Gregoroff, Fr Paul or Joe Ablan with your donation or pledge.
Thank-you from the Fellowship Hall Building Committee!
Joe Ablan – Building Committee Chairman
Visit our support page and select “Give to Building Campaign” to donate towards this beautiful vision.
For questions or to make a pledge/commitment contact our Building Committee Chairman, Joseph Ablan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Fr. Paul Girgis (email@example.com).