On May 1, we received news that our Diocesan grant for painting the Parish House had been approved. The Vestry applied for a Peter J. Lee Small Church Revitalization Grant from the Diocese of Virginia. At its last meeting, the Diocesan Executive Board voted for us to receive the $5000 grant that we requested.
The letter from the Bishop included these lines:
“As the Church we are called at all times and in all places to do God’s work in the world, and PJL Grants enable us to encourage and support one another in this vocation. Congregations throughout the Diocese of Virginia celebrate the vision and spirit that has inspired your grant project, and we all look forward to hearing of your project’s results.
I send my blessings to you for the work that you do and remain,
The Rt. Rev’d E. Mark Stevenson Bishop of Virginia
As of July 23, 2023, the Parish House was in the process of receiving new paint. Here are works in progress. First two pictures are a before and after: