In June 2016, the congregation had a meeting to talk about accessibility. We recognized that our church building provided barriers to people with mobility limitations from participating fully in the life of the congregation. A solution was sought that would provide a lift to allow people to access the hall and washrooms in the basement, but it came with a hefty price tag. We also learned that we needed to make adjustments to our washrooms. With some trepidation about financial security, our congregation made the courageous decision and advised Parish Council to undertake a fundraising effort to make our accessibility plan a reality. People donated generously, a grant from the Government of Canada was received and memorial and capital improvement funds were used to reach our goal. This plan was never about recouping the cost of the equipment, it is about valuing the members of our congregation and the general public.