Accessibility of Buildings 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, fellowship hall and main restroom are accessible to those using wheelchairs or having limited mobility. The fellowship hall is reached via a ramp from the back door into the social hall. There is an enclosed lift that can hold two people from the social hall to the sanctuary, and volunteers are trained on its operation. Our religious education classrooms are accessible except for the nursery. Railings have been installed at the pulpit steps, schoolhouse steps and ramp, and the back entrance steps.
We have assisted listening devices available in our sanctuary for worship services, congregational meetings, and other programs. During all church services, 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. We have newly installed ceiling tiles in our social hall that have improved the acoustics in that space a great deal.
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 Clerical Assistant of Religious Education in advance so the best possible arrangements can be made.
Service animals are welcome in our facilities. And our rural location has many grassy areas where service animals may relieve themselves.
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 several members of our community who have special training in full inclusion and are activists in the disability rights community. 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. Please ask the minister if you would like to talk with one of these individuals about how our church can better meet your needs.
If you have any questions not answered or concerns not addressed, please contact the church office or minister to seek further information.