At UUCS 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.

Mobility

Our sanctuary, friendship hall, religious education classrooms, and restrooms are fully accessible to those using wheelchairs or having limited mobility. There are two wheelchairs available for use by members and visitors in the church foyer. We do have storage rooms in the church basement that can only be reached by stairs.

Restrooms & Gender

Our church is committed to helping people feel welcome no matter where they are on the gender spectrum. Toward that end, we encourage everyone to use the restroom where they feel most comfortable. As well, we have one gender-neutral restroom identified with a sign.

Hearing

We have an audio loop system connected to our PA system. If you have T-coil enabled hearing aids, just switch them to take advantage of the loop system. As well, hearing-assist headphones are available on the table behind the sound booth.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.

Chemical Sensitivity

We use 100% beeswax candles during church services, and our sanctuary and friendship hall area is well-ventilated.

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 Consulting Minister for Religious Education in advance so the best possible arrangements can be made.

Pastoral Care

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.

Service Animals

We have grassy areas where service animals may relieve themselves. We do ask you to collect your animal’s solid waste and dispose of it in the dumpster outside the kitchen annex. If you have any questions not answered or concerns not addressed, please contact the church office to seek further information.