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, fellowship hall and religious education classrooms are fully accessible to those using wheelchairs or having limited mobility. The restroom in the church boardroom is not accessible, but all public restrooms are.
Large print hymnals and Orders of Service 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.
HEARING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE
We have installed a ‘LISTEN Technologies’ FM Assistive Listening System (72 MHZ) in our sanctuary. With a receiver and headphones/earbuds, anyone (with or without hearing aids) can hear the sound coming through our speaker system. Also, this system includes special lanyards that create a magnetic field (individual hearing loop) that will allow users with T-Coils or cochlear implants to pick up on the signal without earbuds or headphones. Please request a receiver if you need hearing assistance. Headphones are available, but we suggest that you bring your own headphones or earbuds for comfort.
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.