Project Updates

January 2024 Construction Report


With the lion’s share of soil issues now behind us (no new issues), we are back to laying footers and foundations.

With the occasional snowfall and all the rainy weather, work has slowed as expected yet progress continues.  At this hour, most all footers are complete and the foundation walls are appearing.  We hope to make up some of the lost time as the year progresses.



Kathy and I continue to visit parishes (see list below) to create project awareness and encourage support.  We are adding back the Annunciation, Columbus pledge of $50K (now official) along with new pledges from St. Constantine & Helen, Cleveland Heights of $20K and St. John’s, Youngstown of $50K  

Annunciation, Akron, OH ($20,000)

Annunciation, Columbus, OH ($50,000)

Annunciation, Lancaster, PA ($50,000)

Holy Trinity, Camp Hill, PA ($100,000)

Holy Trinity, Canton, OH

Holy Cross, Pittsburgh, PA ($100,000)

Sts. Constantine & Helen, Cle Hts, OH ($20,000)

Sts. Constantine & Helen, Reading, PA

St. Demetrios, Rocky River, OH

St. John the Divine, Wheeling, WV

St. John the Forerunner, Youngtown, OH ($50,000)

St. Haralambos, Canton, OH

St. Nicholas, Bethlehem, PA

St. Nicholas Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA

St. Paul, North Royalton, OH ($25,000)

Among our parishes, we have now raised over $400,000 - an amazing dedication!  Please consider inviting us back to your parish if you need help in developing a parish pledge or inviting us to introduce the project to your leadership.  The more awareness we can create, the more support we will all experience.  Everyone should be represented in support of our church.  Please consider sharing this note with your parish!

This building will eventually be the hub for inter-parish activities:  fellowship, training, ministry, worship, outreach for generations to come.  This is our legacy.  Let’s all participate!

As I always will, I ask that you seriously consider a pledge, or raising your pledge, or pre-paying your pledge so that we AVOID ANY DEBT!  We will continue fundraising until we are there!  Please help us such that this new home is only ever a blessing AND NEVER A BURDEN to our church.  Please help.

For pledges and donations please visit:

New Metropolis Center