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.
Handicap parking spaces with signage are provided at the entrance to our Sunday activities facility at The Island School. There are no steps before reaching an entrance ramp with handrails leading to the Webster Hall worship area. Flexible seating is provided in an arrangement of movable chairs on the flat floor of Webster Hall and wheelchairs can be easily accommodated as needed within the overall arrangement.
Our Cedars Center office and secondary meeting facility is also fully accessible by wheelchair.
Large print hymnals and Orders of Service are always available. Please ask any usher for assistance.
We have wire loop technology connected to our PA system. 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.
We have also integrated some American Sign Language into our weekly worship service.
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.