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:
Our sanctuary, fellowship hall, restrooms, and religious education classrooms are fully accessible to those using wheelchairs or having limited mobility. As of this writing, we are planning to improve access to our ADA entrance, with an improved drop-off area. Our ADA entrance is from the 22nd Street parking lot. There also is access from 24th, but no automatic door.
Proposed Acessibility Changes to South Parking Lot
July 2017 Update: The first stage of our Accessibility Plan has been completed with the ‘drop off’ sidewalk in the south parking lot. Coming improvements are two more handicapped parking spaces, realigning parking spaces on the San Juan side, and automatic doors from the courtyard into the foyer.
May 2017 Update: Click here to see a map of the proposed changes.
Large-print hymnals are always available. Please ask an usher for assistance.
We have wire loop technology connected to our public address system. During all church meeting and workshops, anyone wishing to speak from the audience is strongly encouraged to use a portable microphone so those who are hard of hearing are not excluded.
ASL interpreters are available for the 9:15am service most of the year and at the 10am service during the summer months.
We use odorless candles and ask all participants to refrain from wearing fragrances to our events.
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 our Director of Family Ministry, Kathy Stevenson in advance so the best possible arrangements can be made.
We provide pastoral care to all Members and Friends regardless of ability. The staff and volunteers are committed 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 Cares and Concerns Committee, or one of our ministers 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.