1. Toward the end of April, we received official notice that Bethesda has been designated by the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Program to receive a matching grant in the amount of $1,500. This enables the parish to undertake a conditions assessment of the church building, prioritizing restoration and repair projects and identifying those which will be eligible for additional grant requests. Carrie Woerner, Assemblywoman of the 113th District, expressed in writing her congratulations to Bethesda and made note of our long history of commitment to the Saratoga community.
2. There will be a special meeting of the congregation on The Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 17, at 9 a.m. in the Parish Hall, where renderings of the design of our New Parish Hall will be revealed for the first time. Members of the architectural design team will join us. This occasion will also serve as our Coffee Hour, encouraging the participation of both the eight and ten o’clock congregations. Please mark your calendars now!