Announcing the St. John's Capital Campaign

"Affirming our Welcome: Building in Faith" 

Grounded in gratitude: Revealed in prayer: Lived in faith.

Watch this video introduction to our Capital Campaign  

Capital Campaign 
Upcoming Events
September - December
November

11.3 | Ministry Sunday

We will gather to celebrate the life-changing ministries of St. John’s and hear stories of the lives changed by God through our church. 

11.10 | Celebration Sunday

We will gather together at St. John’s for one of the greatest parties in the history of our congregation! 

11.17 | Commitment Sunday

In response to God’s leading, we will gather to offer our three-year commitment to support the capital campaign and support for our annual pledge drive.

Living Into Our Welcoming Statement

Though surveys and interviews, these are the projects that you selected to remove barriers, improve comfort and create a building that truly welcomes all:

Accessibility

Create a new accessible entrance because everyone is welcome here. An entrance sets a tone and an expectation. It conveys a message about who we are and what we value.

Hospitality

Welcome all who enter our building - no exceptions. In the changing Michigan weather, it is important to have the flexibility to adjust internal air temperature to create a comfortable and safe environment for all who enter the building, while also considering energy costs and efficiencies.

Structural Security

Provide a safe, secure, and structurally sound facility. This speaks to our desire to serve as a community resource for groups inside St. John’s as well as those in our wider community. The primary asset in need of attention is the roof. 

Project Overview

In the coming months we will continue to develop our plans for a vibrant and updated facility in greater detail. At this point we are estimating the cost of the accessibility project to be approximately $940,000, the hospitality project to be $760,000, and the structural security project to be $100,000 for a total of $1.8 million dollars.  This is the shared vision for the future of our facility, and with your support, we hope to be able to complete all three projects and begin St. John’s second century with a home that truly reflects our mission.

For Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

You can now donate to the Capital Campaign online or set up auto pay on Realm

Not Equal Gifts but Equal Sacrifice 

 

The concept of equal giving has never existed at St. John's. Instead, we believe that the sacrifice should be equal.  This ensures that there is a role in this capital campaign for every member of St. John's.  Everyone's participation is important if we are to be successful.

 

Your financial involvement is a decision between you and God. Giving is part of worship and it is giving from the heart that pleases God.  You will never be pressured or told what you should give.   We simply ask that you pray to discern God's will for your participation in this Capital Campaign. 

Prayer for St. John’s Capital Campaign

2019

Gracious God,

source of abundance; graft into our hearts your generous nature so that we may respond to the present needs of our parish. We know that our needs are both structural, and spiritual. We seek your encouragement in our stewardship. Stir up our enthusiasm and desire to give in a sacrificial way for the ministries we offer in your name through this sacred and holy space. Keep us a faithful community with a visionary purpose that enmeshes the heritage of the past with the possibilities of the future. Shape us into sacrificial givers, bind us to a common good, and stretch our boundaries. All this we ask and seek and pray in the name of the risen Christ.

Amen. 

 Adapted from St. John's Century of Renewal Campaign, June 11, 2000

God, What Do You Want To Do Through Me?

For more information contact:

Marie Donigan, Capital Campaign Co-Chair

mariedonigan@yahoo.com

 (248) 505-2195

Will Wittig, Capital Campaign Co-Chair

wittigw@udmercy.edu

248-506-6781 (Please leave a message)

St. John's Episcopal Church

26998 Woodward Avenue

Royal Oak, MI 48067
Telephone: (248) 546-1255

Office Hours :Monday - Friday 10 -4

On the Woodward FAST Bus Route  

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