CHURCH CONSTRUCTION UPDATE & NEWS
yesterday, immediately after the Divine Liturgy, I invited all present parish members to go over to the new Church to see how the recent construction progress looks like. This surprise was received with great joy and excitement and the parishioners entered the church, while our choir beautifully sang the Troparion to St. Archangel Michael.
Our board member Rob Adzich, who supervises the construction, gave an update about the past achievements, challenges, and next steps of this construction phase. Further, he explained that the scaffolding will be set up very quickly so that the dome and ceilings also could be reached and finished. The plasterwork which will follow needs to be applied by hand. That is why the costs of this phase are so high. I thanked Rob for his efforts in overseeing diligently the construction.
I also thanked all members for their donations and asked all to support the fundraiser as we still have to raise $96,500 for this work. Please help us to finish the church. If we all do what we can we will reach the goal. Thank you!
May God bless you and may St. Archangel Michael protect you.
Watch the videos below!
IN ORDER TO FINISH THE NEXT BUILDING PHASE:
Donations still needed
I want to encourage all of you dear parishioners to donate whatever is possible for you. It should be a common effort and work. No donation is too little.
May God return it to you and your families in health and every other blessing.
THREE WAYS TO HELP!
Please make your check payable to:
St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church
18870 Allendale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Memo: "Building fund"
2. ONLINE DONATION
The quickest and easiest way to support is by following this link to the our Building fund section and to donate:
3. STOCK DONATIONS
You can also consider stock donations.
Make a bigger impact by donating long-term appreciated securities, including stock, bonds, and mutual funds, directly to charity. Compared with donating cash, or selling your appreciated securities and contributing the after-tax proceeds, you may be able to automatically increase your gift and your tax deduction. When you donate stock to charity, you’ll generally take a tax deduction for the full fair market value. And because you are donating stock, your contribution and tax deduction may instantly increase over 20%.
Please contact President Chris Milosovich for further information.
May God bless and protect you!
In Christ, Fr. Vido
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