The walls of Jericho may have come tumbling down, but St. John’s UCC chimney will not! Over time, the weather has taken its toll on the mortar holding the bricks together on the church chimney. We could not renew our insurance policy unless it was repaired. There were also 23 slate tiles replaced on the roof.
Our church contracted with Lee Construction Company from Delphos, Ohio, to have the necessary repairs done. The chimney could not be removed because it is the exhaust system for the boilers. The cost of the project was approximately $6,000. Almost half of the money was received from special donations.