September 1, 2018
Dear fellow parishioner,
Greetings and Happy Ecclesiastical New Year from the Parish Council.
We are excited to inform you that over the next four months with your help three church beautification projects will occur at our beloved St. George Church. We plan on a three (3) phase plan. Phase 1 is underway, Phase 2 in the fall and Phase 3 at the end of fall or early winter. The details of the three projects are as follows:
PHASE 1 - SMOOTH SURFACE CHURCH CEILING: At the last General Assembly we discussed options about how to beautify the church ceiling and the consensus was to cover the existing surface with a smooth one rather than just painting. We have approved the competitive bid from Cen Cal Drywall and recently met with them in Church as a Parish Council to discuss the job in detail. This job started August 8th as the church has the funds in the current budget. Since the job will take longer than one week, we will have Divine Liturgy once or twice in the Hellenic Hall. We are thrilled to finally beautify the church ceiling and you will love it!
SCOPE OF WORK: SCRAP AND REMOVE EXISTING CEILING AND PRIME AND PAINT 3097 SQUARE FEET WITH LEVEL 5 FINISH (altar, nave and choir loft). = $12,000
(Bid includes additional 14% for any contingencies that may arise)
PHASE 2 - FUNGUS/DRYROT DAMAGE TO FACIA OF CHURCH
SCOPE OF WORK: REMOVE AND REPLACE OR REPAIR, REFASTEN, SEAL OR CAULK (PATCH WITH WOOD BONDO, WIZARD, OR APPLICABLE MATERIALS AND PRIMER) THE DAMAGED WOOD OR PORTION OF THE WOOD. THEN TREAT THE WOOD WITH FUNGICIDE (FOR FUTURE PREVENTION) BEFORE PAINTING OR PRIMER IS APPLIED. PAINT BOTH REPAIRED AND REPLACED WOOD MEMBERS WITH PAINT COLOR APPROVED BY THE PARISH COUNCIL = $17,000
PHASE 3 - PAINTING EXTERIOR OF THE CHURCH
SCOPE OF WORK: PREP AND PAINT THE EXTERIOR CHURCH (EXCEPT THE BRICK), BELL TOWERS,
ROOF TRIM, WINDOW FRAMES, METAL A/C DUCTS AND THE DOORS USING PREMIUM
PRIMER AND SEMI-GLOSS PAINT COLOR TO BE APPROVED BY THE PARISH COUNCIL = $14,000
We invite you to participate in this Capital Campaign to beautify the church. Our goal is to raise $43,000 (the total cost of Phase 1, 2 and 3) over the next five months. We will keep you posted on both fundraising efforts and the timing/progress of these projects later this year.
Please complete the form on the next page and with God’s help we will reach our goal and beautify the church THIS YEAR. God Bless you.
Fr. Joseph Chaffee Daniel Andrews
Priest Parish Council President