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 from participation in the life of our church. If you would like an orientation tour of the building during the week, contact the church office to make arrangements.
Our sanctuary, parlor, foyer, offices and kitchen are fully accessible to those using wheelchairs or having limited mobility, as is our rest room. There are ramps from the handicapped parking areas on the east side of the building into the sanctuary. We do have classrooms and storage rooms in the church basement and in the RE wing that can only be reached by stairs. The chapel also has limited accessibility as the floor level is down three steps, however there is a wide area above the steps where seating is usually provided if a service or event will be held there. There are extra restrooms in the lower level which are not accessible, however all floors have exits to the exterior, and those in the RE wing can be used as entrances if need be.
Large print hymnals are available. Please ask the greeters for assistance.
We have hearing technology connected to our PA system. Ask the Greeter about a device for your ear. During all church meetings and workshops, anyone wishing to speak from the audience is strongly encouraged to use the portable microphones so those who are hard of hearing are not excluded.
Special Needs Individuals
If you want a family member or friend to participate in church programs and feel that they may require a special accommodation due to learning disabilities or behavioral issues, please contact the church office 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 try 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 caring circle or contact the minister to share your information in confidence.
We often have service animals in training as part of our congregation. We welcome their presence and the chance it gives them to become used to large gatherings, as well as their good natured companionship.
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.