Capital Campaign

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Renovating the St. John's basement for conversion into a preschool.

Renovating the St. John's basement for conversion into a preschool.

 
The church's Black Madonna window was restored as part of our capital campaign. A Rededication of this Sarah Otis Ernst Memorial Window was held in the Spring of 2017.

The church's Black Madonna window was restored as part of our capital campaign. A Rededication of this Sarah Otis Ernst Memorial Window was held in the Spring of 2017.

 

restoring, renovating, and protecting

Since 2001, through a series of grants, loans, and capital campaigns, the parish has raised over $700,000. With these funds, we have addressed structural concerns, such as drainage issues and exterior masonry repair on part of the building.  In 2008, with friends and members, we funded and renovated the church basement to create a space for Pine Village, a bi-lingual Spanish-English pre-school, our parish children’s programs, and meeting spaces for community groups (see image).

Our landscape was entirely redesigned, creating an inviting, picturesque surrounding for our neighborhood and historic building. We continue to apply for grants and raise money for new projects, and with the help of the Henderson Foundation and the MA Historical Commission, we are restoring the masonry of the church tower to address water damage and repair historic windows in this same area.  With the help of the Diocese Green Loan, rebates and donations, we are becoming more responsible stewards with our new heating system that will conserve energy and limit our carbon footprint. We are committed to restoring, renovating, and protecting our building so that it can serve as a place for worship and for communities to gather for decades to come.