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 full participation in the life of our church.
Our sanctuary, fellowship hall and religious education classrooms are fully accessible to those using wheelchairs or having limited mobility. We offer a wheelchair-accessible, gender neutral bathroom near our fellowship hall.
Large print hymnals are always available. 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 in the sanctuary. If your hearing aid does not integrate with the wire loop system, please ask an usher for an assistive listening device. 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. For small gatherings we also have personal amplification devices to help project soft spoken folks.
We use odorless candles and we encourage congregants to be aware that some people are sensitive to fragrances and chemicals. You will see this reminder published in our order of service.
Children Who Have Special Needs
If you want your child to participate in the religious education program and feel that they may require special accommodation due to learning differences or behavioral issues, please contact Rev. Lyn Marshall, the Minister of Lifespan Faith Development, 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 who serve as Pastoral Care Associates 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 Pastoral Care Associate or Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger 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.