Construction

“State of the Church” Welcomes Big Crowd for Updates and Celebration

Over 250 people attended the latest “State of the Church” dinner event on May 17. The event was catered by Ott Pinkston and his crew of volunteers and gave room for conversation about the ministries of St. John’s. Jonathan Williams presented the new St. John’s Sustainability Plan. Two years in the making, the Plan provides…

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Solar Panels will generate 30 percent of the congregation’s energy needs

There’s an old song from the ’80s that includes the lyrics, “The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.” Mark Ritchie just might be donning sunglasses these days. His family recently purchased 199 solar panels, which have been installed on the roof of the educational building. When they go operational soon, the panels are expected…

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From Pastor Rhodes

This is a monumental month in the life of St. John’s. On September 12 at 11 am, we will dedicate the seventh building in our 268-year history – all for the sake of advancing God’s gospel of peace, hope, and new life in our community and beyond. The Faith Center houses our contemporary worship while…

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Dedication Weekend – September 12 & 13

The day the congregation has dreamed of for years is finally upon us. Our new building will be dedicated at 11 am Saturday, September 12. This service begins a busy Dedication Weekend, which also includes the following events: The installation of Bishop Tim Smith at 4 pm Saturday, September 12, at Christ Lutheran, Charlotte. (Please…

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A Glimpse into the Museum

Each day, our new building housing the contemporary worship center and youth programs is growing closer and closer to completion.  This month, Pastor Rhodes is encouraging us to take a look at the Museum. The museum team is led by Gary Freeze and Gretchen Witt, and includes Pastor Rhodes Woolly, Linda Safrit, and Kaye Brown…

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New Steps Dedicated at Easter

St. John’s had the great privilege of dedicating its new front steps on Easter Sunday. Addie Ketner, 104, who gave the funds for the renovation project, was in attendance, along with several family members. “It was Easter-plus,” notes Addie’s son, Glenn. “Easter was the main event, but it was awful nice to have that dedication…

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Construction Update – December

Mark Lewis, G2G chair, shared the following information about the Generation to Generation Campaign at our annual meeting Nov. 9. If you will recall, the original construction budget was $4,178,631.  There were a few change orders that increased that budget to $4,312,794. Those change orders included $31,268 for the removal of the VCT tile in…

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