Accessibility of Building and Programs
We welcome and affirm people of all abilities. We have taken the following steps to assure that no one is excluded for full participation in the life of our church.
Our sanctuary, chapel, parish hall, conference room and restrooms are fully accessible to those using wheelchairs or having limited mobility. We do have stairs to the classrooms where the education programs for the youth take place.
We are thrilled to have a wheelchair available at the church for use by anyone who would find it helpful! Thanks to Joyce Wilbourn for the gift of this important assistive device. If you are coming to church and would find it helpful to use the wheelchair to get into/around the church, please contact the office so we can have it ready for you.
Large print hymnals and Orders of Service are always available. We also have a braille hymnal. Please ask any usher for assistance. If you would like an orientation tour of the campus during the week, contact the office to make arrangements.
We have assisted listening devices connected to our PA systems in the Sanctuary and Whitcomb Hall. During meetings and workshops, anyone speaking from the audience is strongly encouraged to use a microphone so that people using those devices are not excluded.
Special Needs Children
If you want your child to participate in the religious education program and feel that they may require special accommodation due to learning disabilities or behavioral issues, please contact the Director of Religious Education in advance so the best possible arrangements can be made.
We provide pastoral care to all members regardless of ability. To build the beloved community, the volunteers on the care team receive special training to assist those who may feel unwelcome, patronized or marginalized because of their disability. They may not be able to fully remedy every situation, but they can provide a compassionate ear and a willingness to enlist the help of others. If you have a hidden disability that you think it’s important for someone to know, please contact a member of the pastoral care team or contact the minister to share your information in confidence.
We have grassy areas where service animals may relieve themselves. If you have any questions not answered or concerns not addressed, please contact the church office to seek further information.