In 2002 the Board of Trustees formed a Renovation Committee. It was decided to not simply renovate the entire church, but to beatify it as well: to make it a shining example of the traditional Orthodox sanctuary design by having iconography placed throughout the temple's interior. After visiting several churches that had recently completed similar projects, the committee selected Niculai Enachi to be our iconographer. In addition to new iconography, many other improvements were also made during our renovation. Some of these improvements include: Installation of new, hand-carved Iconostas, Altar Table, Table of Oblation, Vestment table, Gospel stand, confession stand, tetrapod, and four analoys; New candle stands, reliquary stands and ambo railings; New lampadas, candelabra in the altar, and four reliquaries containing relics of our American Saints: St Herman of Alaska, St Innocent, St Tikhon, and St Raphael; New carpeting; New sound system; extension of the Ambo; and the installation of a computerized lighting system.
By the Grace of God, our beautiful, newly-restored temple was consecrated on Saturday, October 15, 2005. Click the gallery below to see some pictures of our church.
We are currently collecting pledges to fund this project
Pledge cards are available on the renovation bulletin board in the church basement and can be turned into the Church Office. Please mark any envelopes with “RENOVATION PLEDGE” so we can keep your pledge confidential.
In 2016, the Board of Trustees began a Lower Level Renovation campaign to help improve our Sunday School classroom space, as well as the church bookstore.
WHAT A renovation of the lower level to improve the Church School experience and improve the bookstore as an educational ministry.
WHEN Our goal is to have the renovation complete by the start of the 2016 Sunday School year (September 2016). Fundraising begins June 12th.
WHO This renovation will directly benefit the children of our parish. Support from parishioners, friends, and family of Archangel Michael Orthodox Church will make this possible.
WHY For years, our parish has conducted Sunday School with inadequate wall partitions, and ultimately it is our children who suffer the most. Additionally, this project will allow the opportunity to provide more religious education and resources to the parishioners.
GOAL In order to complete the renovations, we will need to raise $100,000.
HOW TO DONATE
FOR PARISHONERS WHO DONATE REGULARLY
Once you’ve decided on a pledge amount and have turned in your pledge card, simply use the Purple Renovation Project envelope that is enclosed with your monthly envelopes for your pledge. If you do not use the Purple Renovation Project envelope, please indicate somewhere on your donation that it is for the Lower Level Renovation.
FOR THOSE WHO DON’T REGULARLY ATTEND OR DONATE
We have set up a GoFundMe account online – they can simply donate online by clicking the GoFundMe link above.
The GoFundMe page is designed to get friends and family who may be away or live out of state to donate. We prefer our regular parishioners use the pledge cards and envelopes for donating to this project.
All monies collected in the Renovation Project envelopes that are turned in during this project will be earmarked directly to this project.