The relationship that unleashed a powerful plan

 At church and in the halls of St. Mary’s Episcopal School, no one is much surprised at the chortles and general good humor that tend to precede Head of School Albert Thockmorton and Rector Sandy Webb. Because they both love jokes, they’ve been racing each other to the pun and punch line for more than three years. But the sound of their laughter has come symbolize a deeper reality: Without their easy back and forth, the largest capital campaign in the church’s... Read More
Posted by Jane Roberts at Thursday, Dec 29
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Stockings of school supplies? Try bags - 393 of 'em - for Shady Grove Elementary

Shady Grove Elementary principal Kiersten Schnacke watched gift bags from Holy Communion pile up around the foyer Christmas tree Wednesday and quickly disappeared. By the time she reached her office door, tears were running down her face. “I get emotional at all the things people do to help,” she said, steadying the stammer in her voice. “If people only knew what this means to us.” Thanks to the ingenuity of retired schoolteacher Carol Paterson, Holy... Read More
Posted by Jane Roberts at Thursday, Dec 15
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Ode to the gym: In your walls, we sweated, laughed and grew

Alice Bolton remembers clearly the summer night in 1963 when she and her husband, Jack, drove across town to a night club on South Third to pick up the barely known Jerry Lee Lewis. Jack was in charge of getting entertainment for the newly conceived X Club, the Friday night dance in Holy Communion’s new gym that launched something of a social revolution. “We walked in down a long hallway of chairs and right by this scrawny-looking kid. We thought he a was teenager sitting... Read More
Posted by Jane Roberts at Thursday, Dec 15
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Vestry announces $7 million campaign for new gym, renovation

Holy Communion is launching a $7 million capital campaign, the largest in its storied history, as it prepares to serve in an even larger way as the sacred space in the center of the city. The largest piece of the work - $5 million – will gut and entirely renovate Blaisdell and Greenwood, the heart of the education and ministry space.  The campaign also includes $1 million for the church’s portion of $19 million gymnasium and wellness center it will share with St.... Read More
Posted by Jane Roberts at Sunday, Dec 4
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