There’s now even more good news about spreading the Good News in Snyder County! Last month, the Chapel of the Holy Spirit made an offer on a half-acre parcel of land in Beavertown. It was everything we were looking for: central to our mission field, attractive, easily accessible, visible, with plenty of street parking. Our offer of $40,000 was accepted (the asking price was $56,000), and we now have 90 days to close.

Already about $24,000 has been saved since the Chapel first started earmarking funds in April of 2008, a few months after the community’s first reader’s service. Last month, Chapel members immediately gave another $9,200, leaving us only $7,000* shy of the total we will need (not including closing costs).

* August 2, 2011 Update: We have reached our initial goal of $40,000 plus closing costs. Thank you for your generosity!

At our parent organization, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, the entire month of July is being dedicated as “Chapel of the Holy Spirit Month”. Each Sunday a special offering will be taken to receive gifts toward this work.

If you would like to join in this effort, prayerfully consider offering a one-time donation to the Chapel of the Holy Spirit Building Fund. Tax-deductable checks can be made out to “HTOC,” with “Chapel of the Holy Spirit Building Fund,” in the memo line and mailed to 119 S. Sparks St., State College, PA 16801.

Thank you in advance!

– Fr. Basil and the Chapel of the Holy Spirit Community