Building & Grounds


Surely you have heard of the dreaded “Honey-Do” list.  Maybe you make the list or find yourself, somewhat reluctantly, executing the tasks on the list.  Regardless which side of this list you are on, the outcome is simply a sense of relief when the work is finished.  This is not the case with our Buildings and Grounds Team!  This group of enthusiastic volunteers readily accepts “The List”.

Replacing light bulbs is a common task.  “Do you know how many light bulbs there are in this building?” one member asked.  I had hoped to count them, but trust this, there are a LOT of light fixtures in our building!  You might find Buildings and Grounds volunteers replacing light bulbs, replacing faucets, painting or trimming bushes.  Recent special projects have been installing new entrance and exit signs and moving a landscape light away from a bush that had overgrown to cover the light.  An ongoing project facilitated by this ministry is removal and re-installation of the repaired stained glass windows.

While handyman experience or an eye for trimming bushes is a plus, you don’t need any special skills to lend a hand to this ministry.  One member may be good at electrical work, another at plumbing while another prefers outdoor work.  As the saying goes, “many hands make light work”, these volunteers seem to enjoy working together to maintain St John’s as their schedules allow.  If you would like to offer your help, please contact the church office.  Thank you to the Buildings and Grounds team for doing a great job keeping St John’s looking and functioning well! 


The Building and Grounds Ministry is responsible for various operational and maintenance aspects of the Church facility. Capital projects may originate with the Building and Grounds Ministry and proceed to the council for approval. Occasionally church membership vote is necessary prior to beginning a special project. Other projects may begin with anyone, be introduced to the church council, and be either completed or supervised by the Building and Grounds Ministry designee.
A number of annual or continuing maintenance items are typically the responsibility of a member of the Building and Grounds Ministry. Members of the custodial staff bring to the attention issues of concern and request assistance in completing the needed repair. There are constant minor needs which can always use the assistance of qualified help.
We are especially in need of volunteers to help with trimming bushes and maintaining our beautiful grounds. If you enjoy working outside, we could use your help.
The Building & Ground Ministry includes at least one council member. This person acts as the representative to the council from the committee and may also lead many of the capital projects. There is not a set number of ministry persons and in many cases a lead person for a project may not be a member of the Building & Grounds Ministry. The committee meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Our members have so many talents and when they offer to extend these to the Church both the member and Church benefits. We always welcome volunteers.
For additional information, please contact the church office at 815-223-1144