The new family restroom in the narthex is open and ready for use!

After the plumber completed work in November, church volunteers got to work on creating a restroom in place of the alcove off the narthex and improving the other.

  • A door was “appropriated” from the banner room and relocated to the narthex.
  • New ceiling and lighting helped complete work in the restroom and brought new light to the coat room.
  • Temporary floor covering and trim made installing plumbing fixtures possible.
  • A new sink in the Ladies’ Restroom and a new utility sink in the basement improves existing spaces.
  • A new Digital Sign helps improve communication as worshippers enter through the portico entrance.
  • New floor tile has been installed in the basement hallway and areas impacted by work for the sewer connections.

The same crew of volunteers helped clean and prep the narthex floor in advance of Christmas Services.

Thanks to the Alexander family, a project in the works for a while comes to fruition as new coat racks and shelves replace the metal racks in the alcove.

Next up on the list of projects requiring attention:

  • New porcelain and ceramic wall tile in the narthex restroom.
  • A fresh coat of paint in the narthex and entryways.
  • And a final clean-up of the nursery and mother’s room in the basement.

On Saturday, January 21, plan to join the crew for a workday in both the church and school. Work will begin at 8:00 am and wrap up by 2:00 pm. Projects are planned for workers of every skill level and interest. Whether you have plenty of DIY skills or just like to clean up, there will be a project for you. 

Our new Vertical Platform Lift from Bruno should be installed by the first weekend in February and in the spring a new driveway and parking for those with limited mobility will help complete work to make our church more accessible.


Project Welcome projects are NOT included in the St. John’s General Fund budget and must be paid for by ADDITIONAL donations provided by members and friends. Last spring the Governing Board approved a budget for projects not to exceed $55,000.  So far projects have come in under budget!

Your additional contributions at the end of the year resulted in gifts of nearly $25,000, bringing the total raised to nearly $40,000. Your additional donations can help make sure we continue these important projects to create a more welcoming and helpful space for worshippers.