The Chapel’s choir completely fills the back of their current worship space making finding a new home more necessary.
There’s now even more good news about spreading the Good News in Snyder County!
Last month, the Chapel of the Holy Spirit made an offer on a half-acre parcel of land in Beavertown. It was everything we were looking for: central to our mission field, attractive, easily accessible, visible, with plenty of street parking. Our offer of $40,000 was accepted (the asking price was $56,000), and we now have 90 days to close.
Already about $24,000 has been saved since the Chapel first started earmarking funds in April of 2008, a few months after the community’s first reader’s service. Last month, Chapel members immediately gave another $9,200, leaving us only $7,000 shy of the total we will need (not including closing costs).
Here is how you can help: Prayerfully consider a one-time donation/pledge to the Chapel of the Holy Spirit Building Fund to help us raise the remaining funds.
The entire month of July is being dedicated as “Chapel of the Holy Spirit Month” at Holy Trinity. Each Sunday a special offering will be taken to receive your gifts toward this work. We would really hate for this deal to fall through. Can we count on your support?
Think about it: we can make this happen by God’s Grace if only:
- one (1) donor gives $1,500,
- two (2) donors give $1,000 each,
- four (4) donors give $500 each,
- eight (8) donors give $250 each,
- ten (10) donors give $100 each, and
- twenty (20) donors give $50 each.
This would give us more than enough to meet the sale price and the costs of closing. Of course, each person’s circumstances are different, and anything you can donate helps our cause. If need be, your offering may even be made in six installments, one per month through the year’s end.
We pray God’s blessings on you and earnestly hope that you will join us in spirit and in prayer in this undertaking. To give, simply detach the enclosed form in the July Trisagion Download now and return it (and your check, if possible). Specify “Chapel of the Holy Spirit Building Fund” in the memo line.
Thank you in advance!
– Fr. Basil and the Chapel of the Holy Spirit Community
* August 2, 2011 Update: We have reached our initial goal of $40,000 plus closing costs. Thank you for your generosity!