LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- La Crosse's Wesley United Methodist Church is reaching out to its neighbors using its new "grace space," said Rev. Ellen Rasmussen.
The church has transformed a once-vacant part of its lot into a gathering area where Rasmussen said all are welcome to sit down and read a book, drink a cup of coffee or just mingle with neighbors.
The grace space features two benches, a picnic table and chairs and even bird feeders on the surrounding trees.
Jim Allman, the church's Lay Leader, said a bike rack has also been ordered and will be added to the space upon arrival.
Grace space is handicap accessible. Rasmussen said it was designed to accommodate those in wheelchairs.
The church will hold an official grand opening at the grace space this Sunday following morning worship services.
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