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St. Mary Church in Downs Feasibility Survey

St. Mary Church in Downs is asking that each parishioner take 5 to 10 minutes to complete this survey to help shape the future of our parish. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration!

1. How long have you been a member of the parish?
2. Have you been involved in parish ministries?
3. What is your opinion/evaluation of your church in the following areas?
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A) Physical plant facility (church, seating, parking):
B) Pastoral leadership:
C) Staff (office, administration, maintenance):
D) Community outreach:
E) Ministries:
F) Youth programs:
G) Overall perception:
4. Please indicate your feelings regarding the projects at your parish.
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A) Restoration of the parish’s original stained-glass windows, re-stain the weathered exterior doors at the south entrance of the church as well as adding a canopy at these doors to protect them and the people entering.
B) Replace the crumbling steps leading to the south entrance and create more space at the top to stand. Fix the retaining wall on the east side of the property.
C) Add a wheelchair entrance and pave the covered north entrance off the alley, along with adding handicapped parking spots located at the far west end.
D) Create and develop a parish endowment fund which serves to cover the expense of ministries offered to all parishioners, essentially helping to reduce and eventually eliminate the cost of participating in the programs our parish offers.
To complete the projects we will need to raise $350,000.
5. Are you in favor of a capital campaign to help meet this financial commitment?
6. Would you consider taking a volunteer position in the campaign?
7. Do you know of anyone who would make a good campaign chairperson?  Please list below:
8. Would you consider making a 3-year pledge commitment to the campaign?
9. Do you know anyone that might be able to make an extraordinary gift of 5% to 10% to our capital campaign goal: ($350,000)?
10. Do you know of any major obstacles if a capital campaign were to be conducted at this time?