We have a good "problem". We built a small temple with an even smaller hall because that was all we could afford, and started worshipping in it June 2011. We have grown enough to make it impossible to fit everybody in our tiny trapeza (church hall).
We have decided to build a covered deck outside the hall, since adding to the building is way out of our means right now. This will more than double our usable dining space. It is important to have more dining space, since a very important part of our community life is that we always eat a meal (not just donuts and coffee!) together after liturgy.
We plan to add fans, heaters, misters and plastic sheeting, like you see in some restaurants, so we can use the deck year round.
We have a donation to build the deck, but will need to raise funds for the absolutely necessary roof, tables, etc. The deck will be about 7 or 8 thousand, and a shingled roof will be about 9 thousand (we are exploring a canvas roof to reduce costs). We will also need to get fans, tables, etc.
Would you help us? See our Building Fund page to make a donation online or.
Donate to the Building Fund using PayPal.
You may also send funds to: St Nicholas Orthodox Church
memo "Building Fund"
P.O. Box 37, McKinney TX. 75070
OF COURSE, as before, we will consider all donators to be founding benefactors of our parish. As with all our founding benefactors, we promise to you that we will pray for your loved ones perpetually in the Divine Liturgy. We written into our by-laws that all benefactors should be prayed for in the liturgy by all rectors. and will commemorate their loved ones forever.
Deck design images
Deck design images at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/saint-nicholas/sets/72157626272047483/show/