New Church Home

Online Capital Fund Giving

You can support our Capital Fund with an online donation using your credit card. Thank you!

Capital Campaign Becomes Capital Fund

Giving Thanks for God’s Blessings and Pressing Forward in Faith

We thank God for the financial support we have received for our new church home. Our 3-year Capital Campaign came to an end on December 31st. We continue with a Capital Fund in this new year. You can still make donations and participate in our fundraising (see items below). Every gift matters!

Capital Campaign / Capital Fund Progress

FCH Capital Campaign - DOME THERMOMETER 2016-2-16

 

Fundraising

    • Reloadable grocery cards – Our parish is participating in the King Soopers and Safeway community rewards program. The reloadable cards are available at church. You add money to the cards for your grocery and/or gas purchases. It doesn’t cost anything and the 5% rewards that we receive are wonderful!
    • Building blocks for our future church home – Donation boxes are available at church for your loose change and extra bills. It’s a great way for every member of your family to participate in raising funds for St. Spyridon’s new church home. You can turn in your filled box at any time and pick up another one so you always have one on hand.

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  • AmazonSmile – When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates. Amazon will donate .5% of your purchases to Saint Spyridon to benefit our future church home.

We appreciate your financial support and efforts!

Icon of Christ, the True Vine

I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. ~ John 15:5

We are dependent on God for the blessing of a new church home. The icon “Christ, the True Vine,” the festal icon of our project, expresses that. May Christ continue to guide us as we work for His glory and for the salvation of souls.

Plans for Renovations

We are planning our renovations to create an Orthodox space that is beautiful and functional.

FCH Steering Committee - 2015-3-29 St Spyridon Conceptual Master Plan Slide Show_Page_09

Steering Committee

The Future Church Home Steering Committee will facilitate the design, remodel, and use of the site and buildings of the Nazarene property at 807 West 29th Street in Loveland to meet the needs of our parish following these guidelines:

  1. Knowing that the growth of the parish will be the work of the Holy Spirit, the parish will appropriately respond to the direction of the Holy Spirit in its plans for facilities.
  2. The project will endeavor to advance empowered leadership, strengthen the church family, encourage stewardship, and strengthen ministry programs to make good use of the new facility while not distracting from liturgical life, ministries, or the needs of parishioners.
  3. The Steering Committee will develop a Master Plan to convert the Nazarene property to meet the specific needs of the St. Spyridon parish and thus allow for the effective proclamation of the Gospel in the Orthodox tradition.
  4. The Master Plan, guided by the Planning Document, will direct the phased renovation of the property in this order: sanctuary, play area and outdoor spaces, fellowship, administration, education. The renovation will meet or exceed the same standards and quality as our current parish facilities.
  5. The site and all the spaces of the new property will be planned to accommodate the same number of people as the comfortable capacity of the sanctuary on a typical Sunday.
  6. The extent of the work of the Steering Committee and the renovations to the new property will be as extensive as the funding provided will allow.
  7. Renovation will begin while we remain in the current facility, if possible. The desire is to celebrate our 2015 patronal feast day in the new facility, assuming adequate renovations are completed by that time.
  8. The parish will be informed about the project on a regular basis.
  9. The Steering Committee will work with individuals and groups as needed to plan, design, and complete the project.

All meetings of the Steering Committee are open.

Permanent Church Home

Our parish of Saint Spyridon has been working for many years to establish a permanent church home in northern Colorado for the glory of God. Father Evan, ministry leaders, and parishioners expressed that this home should have beautiful and functional Orthodox spaces, be financially feasible, and should accommodate approximately 250 people which promotes church community and allows our priest to effectively shepherd his flock.

By your prayers and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Future Church Home Steering Committee and our architect have created a long-term conceptual master plan for our permanent church home at 807 W. 29th Street in Loveland. The committee believes that implementing this plan will fulfill the dreams and needs of our parish. The site and spaces in the sanctuary, education, fellowship, and administration areas of the new property will meet the criteria set forth above and allows for significant growth of our parish from its current size

Our New Church Home

The parish of Saint Spyridon purchased the Church of the Nazarene property at 807 West 29th Street in Loveland for its new church home on September 9, 2014 with a purchase price of $1,230,000. The balance on our loan is $450,000. The property is 1.63 acres in size with three buildings totaling over 15,000 square feet.

  • Sanctuary/Administration, 5840 square feet
  • Education, 6104 square feet; bi-level building with 14 rooms/spaces
  • Gym/Fellowship, 3427 square feet

Some History…

In the fall of 2001, a handful of dedicated families assumed the task of organizing a new parish of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Metropolis of Denver in northern Colorado. With Father Peter Harrison from Cheyenne as its interim priest, services were held bi-weekly in three temporary locations in Fort Collins in the first few years. In 2004, the parish had a membership of around 40 families. It found the historic church at 745 E. 5th Street in Loveland available and voted to purchase it for their next temporary facility. In 2007, Father Evan Armatas was officially assigned to be the full-time priest for the parish of Saint Spyridon. Under his leadership, numerous ministries were formed, an addition was built to create classroom and office space, and the congregation continued to grow. New members from Fort Collins, Greeley, and Loveland, as well as from communities north of Denver, became active in the life of the Church.

Father Evan and the Parish Council recognized the need to plan for the community’s long-term growth and formed a planning committee comprised of many parishioners that worked all through 2009. The Parish Council accepted the committee’s advice and presented a five-year facility plan recommendation to the parish in September 2010. Parishioners participated in Town Hall meetings to discuss it and give their input. In February 2011, the parish voted by an 84 percent majority to search for real property for the future home of Saint Spyridon Church. In March 2011, the Parish Council formed a search committee to locate viable properties for the future home of Saint Spyridon. With the community presently at 100 stewarding families, parishioners are eager to move to a location that will provide for the parish’s current ministries (Church School, Bible Study, Youth, Music, Philanthropy, Book Store, Library, Missions) and for the parish’s future.