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.
First Unitarian Church is fully handicapped-accessible. We encourage anyone who might have difficulty with steps to use our Garden Lobby entrance, which can be reached from the small parking area off Morewood Avenue. There is an elevator which provides access to all three levels of the church. Accessible restrooms are located on the bottom level.
Large print hymnbooks are available to everyone. Please ask any of the ushers who will greet you when you enter our Sanctuary. If you would like an orientation tour of the campus during the week, contact the church office to make arrangements.
Hearing assistance devices are available to everyone. Please ask any of the ushers who will greet you when you enter our Sanctuary.
We use odorless candles and we have a well ventilated fragrance-free zone where those with sensitivities are invited to sit and those who are adorned with perfume or tobacco smoke are encouraged to avoid. This is announced every Sunday during our welcome.
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.