Building and Grounds - Future Changes Update

After the Vestry meeting last month Father Steven spoke with Richard Green, who is a professional Engineer, Father has decided not to contact Foresight as Richard has offered to give us direction on the south wall, in terms of a feasibility study and perhaps an architectural plan if things develops into that. Although Richard is retired he has all the connections and expertise to drive such a program. He directed a huge renovation at St. Stephens in Delmar a few years ago.

Bulldogs Bible Study

Hello Everyone,

     Last spring we began Rich Becker's study on the  atonement of Christ.  He has graciously reformatted the series with a new beginning.  So now would be a good time for others to join us for these be-weekly meetings.  To be prepared for each session Rich sends an efile of the next study in advance.  

Click Here for efile


Harvest Luncheon

          The annual Harvest Luncheon will be held on November 4, the first Sunday of November at 11:30 AM to celebrate All Saints Day and the successful Commitment Campaign.  Roast turkey is provided, parishioners can contribute their fall family food favorite to the luncheon.

Lecture Series - Lyme Disease

Professor Holly Ahern



WHEN: Thursday September 27, 2018 at 7:00pm

WHERE: St. Boniface Episcopal Church

5148 Western Turnpike,  Guilderland, NY 12084

What You NEED to Know About Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases will draw from peer-reviewed and published research to explain the nature of the pathogens that are carried by ticks, strategies to avoid tick bites, the problems with diagnostic tests, and treatment issues and options.

Professor Ahern is co-founder and Vice-President of the Lyme Action Network. She serves as science advisor to a number of other tick-borne disease research and advocacy organizations around the country, as well, and was recently appointed to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Working Group on Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases – Subcommittee for Testing and Diagnostics, where she is working with experts representing ALL perspectives to develop better solutions for the victims of tick-borne diseases.

Free and open to the public.

Her encyclopedic knowledge about the microbiology of the pathogens carried by ticks and the body of research conducted in this field over the past 40 years has made her an “opinion leader”, a sought-after speaker and consultant. Prof. Ahern is frequently called upon to explain the complex microbiology of tick-borne diseases to medical professionals, business executives, the general public, and the media, helping to clarify common misunderstandings that plague this topic. Professor Ahern has presented testimony to legislators and legislative bodies at both state and federal levels seeking to focus attention on the massive problems being created by a universally unsatisfactory response to a disease of epidemic proportions, and the critical need to reform a medical paradigm that has failed the victims.

Her video series, Lyme Bites, on the Lyme Action Network’s YouTube channel has been viewed by thousands of people around the globe.

New Office Computer

The Vestry has approved the purchase of a new computer for the church office.  

Purchased is a Dell 1 210-ANZR Inspiron 3670 with the following:

  • McAfee Small Business Security 36-month subscription (CB)
  • ProSupport Plus: Keep Your Hard Drive, 4 Years
  • ProSupport Plus: Next Business Day Onsite, 1 Year
  • ProSupport Plus: Next Business Day Onsite, 3 Years Extended
  • ProSupport Plus: Accidental Damage Service, 4 Years
  • ProSupport Plus: 7x24 Technical Support, 4 Years
  • Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)
  • 8th Generation IntelR Core i3-8100 processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.6 GHz)
  • Dell Wireless 1707 Card (802.11bgn + Bluetooth 4.0, 1x1)
  • Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 Processor Label
  • Microsoft Office 2016 
  • Windows 10 Pro (64bit) English
  • Dell 27 Monitor
  • Logitech MK520 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse


Guilderland Food Pantry

  Please help us with our ongoing support of the Guilderland Interfaith Food Pantry.  Any donation of shelf-stable food, paper products or personal care item is appreciated.

Needs for September are: 

Paper Towels
Mac and Cheese
Dish Soap
Canned Fruit

Juice Boxes

The donation basket is in the narthex.

Parish Commitment Campaign

          Bob Conklin is chair of this year’s Commitment Campaign which starts on October 7 and ends on November 4.  See his letter for all the details on how you can make a difference as part of this campaign.

Commitment Letter

Building and Grounds - Bathrooms

          Jack Fairbank is almost finished with the renovation of bathroom number three located upstairs near the kitchen. One more to do on the lower floor and that part of the update will be complete. Dedication of the bathrooms is scheduled for October 7 at the ten o’clock service.

Building and Grounds - Future Changes?

          At the August vestry meeting three more projects were outlined by Jack Fairbank. He and Tom Green had obtained quotes for all three projects.

           The first and least expensive of the three would be to install two lights, one on each side of the driveway near the parking lot. These would have block bases matching the sign and exterior walls.  The lights would help with driveway visibility at night especially now that we are having more evening programs. Each base would cost $1250 plus light and wiring. This proposal led to a discussion of other alternatives which would be less expensive including painting arrows on the lot to better highlight the driveway.

          The second proposal would be to install the air-conditioning unit which was purchased 18 years ago for the two story office/kitchen wing. This unit was bought at the same time as the ones used in the main section of the building and has been stored since then.  Since the furnace in that part of the building is 35 years old, it might be necessary to also replace the furnace as part of the project. This was tabled until the furnace needs to be replaced. Expected cost $5500.

          The third proposal was to replace the sliding doors on the south wall of the church with ones that would be more energy efficient. Simply replacing the doors would cost $17,000. Since there is concern about the condition of the wall and the possibility of needing more of an upgrade or redesign, the vestry voted to consult Foresight Architects about this project.