Accessibility of Building and Programs
The UUSC is committed to being an accessible community. Unfortunately, we do not have a fully accessible sanctuary because we lack an elevator. We do have a chair rail device that allows anyone still able to do a chair transfer into our sanctuary.
While our church entrance is fully accessible, the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall present us with challenges. It is one of our long-term goals to address this expensive retro-fit problem.
Large print hymnals and Orders of Service are always available. We also have a braille hymnal. Please ask any usher for assistance. If you would like an orientation tour of our sanctuary during the week, contact the church office to make arrangements.
We have wire loop technology connected to our PA system. During all church meeting 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 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.
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.