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Dear Friends of the Chapel of St. John the Divine
Much has been accomplished since that time more than two years
ago when we were faced with the choice of merge or close, and
our adoption of the mantra, "failure is not an option."
The vicarage offices have been returned to a small but charming
two bedroom house now bringing in a steady rental income. There
has been successful fund raising (thank you all) through donations,
garden party auctions, raffles, trunk shows and the on-going sale
of bricks for our memorial walkway. Our congregation is energized!
Save the Chapel funds have been approved for the installation
of a handicap accessible restroom, storage room and additional
storage space in the parish hall. The main entrance foyer will
receive a much needed facelift to include repair to the large
doors and floor, resurfacing and painting of the walls, improved
lighting and a long overdue cleaning of the plaque in memory of
Esther Bernon Carpenter "whose original plan and purpose
was that a chapel should here be built. 1896".
Standing tall for many years, the wooden cross atop the church
steeple has had to be replaced. Parishioners Locke Webster and
Harry Dunning have hand crafted an exact replica of the original
which should be in place later this spring. Yes, we have some
very talented and dedicated members!
Adhering to our vision of further enhancing the church to meet
the needs of our parishioners as well as the community at large,
a long range plan together with wish list has been drawn up. As
noted, work is now in progress and, as needs dictate and funds
permit, we will march on. We are ever grateful and thankful to
you all for your generous support of our goal. With your help,
failure is definitely not an option!
Save the Chapel Committee