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.
All buildings are accessible to people with mobility devices. We regret that the check-in requirements of COVID mean that we use only one set of doors to the Main Hall, which do have a step. It is not acceptable to us that those who use wheelchairs or scooters must then go around to a side door, and making the front entrance fully accessible is one of the priorities of our Campus Vision Project.
Large print hymnals are always available, as is a Braille hymnal. Please ask any usher for assistance. If you would like an orientation tour of the campus during the week, contact the church office to make arrangements.
We have wire loop technology connected to our PA system, and assistive listening devices available in the Main Hall lobby. These amplify the sound coming from the microphones. Therefore, during all services, church meetings and workshops, anyone wishing to speak is asked to use the microphones, so that those who are hard of hearing are not excluded.
We use odorless candles and avoid perfumed products in our services.
The Needs of All Children
If you want your child to participate in the religious education program and feel that there are approaches to learning that will work best for them, please contact the Minister of Religious Education so the best possible arrangements can be made. We want all children to thrive here and we know people learn in many different ways.
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.