Access Lift Project Under Way

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Earlier this year, St. Mary’s 35-year-old platform lift finally failed. The loss of the lift has made access to our undercroft level fellowship rooms and restrooms difficult, dangerous or impossible for many members of our community. Because the lift is so old, and because we installed that lift before the Americans with Disabilities Act codes, it cannot be repaired.

The Vestry explored alternatives, but it became apparent that a lift was the only practical solution to maintaining full access for all to the undercroft. After months of prayerful deliberation, the Vestry has determined that we need a lift to respect the dignity and full inclusion of all members and guests of St. Mary’s.

The new platform lift will cost over $39,000. Thanks to the generosity of our members and contributions from the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, St. Mary’s is proceeding with the Access Lift Project! We are counting on your continued generosity to help us complete this major capital improvement to our beloved church.

Won’t you make a gift today to ensure that all persons are fully included in the prayer life and fellowship of St. Mary’s?

You can make a one-time gift by check or at our online giving site.

Your gift will ensure St. Mary’s remains “a house of prayer for all people.” Isaiah 56:7

Thank you!

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St. Mary’s Church
PO Box 362
Afton, MN 55001.

Author: St. Mary's

St. Mary’s is a vibrant, nurturing faith community of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. Located on the bluffs above Afton State Park, we have proclaimed God’s message of love, hope and inclusion to the people of the Lower St. Croix Valley since 1863.


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