WORK TO BEGIN SOON!
The Iconographers are scheduled to arrive at the end of this month--in fact, three weeks from today! Here is an updated report:
Scaffolding: I met with the scaffold-man today, he gave us a gift: a $900 discount! Scaffolding will go up in roughly two weeks, giving enough time for priming and window work.
Windows: window glass is ordered. Paint is being inventoried and ordered. (at left is a drawing of the detail)
Fundraising: we have collected and recorded just over $70,000. We have another $1000 or so un-deposited, and $6500 in pledges still to come in. That puts us at a need of about $3500. Almost there! Haven't contributed yet? Still time! Haven't asked others--please do so!
If you would like to contribute to this project, please make checks payable to Holy Ascension Orthodox Church, and mail to:
Holy Ascension - Dome Project
PO Box 1228
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Practical need: we need a reliable car that will comfortably fit 4 adults, who will use it for the three-ish weeks they are here, basically to go back and forth to James Island. Could you lend one? Know someone who can or would? Please contact me ASAP HERE. If we are not able to find a loaner, we'll rent one for about $500.
Meals: Thanks to Elena Tourkina who is arranging meals for the iconographers. Click HERE to offer to help cook.
Thank you all! God is Good!
Fr. John Parker