How do you include people with physical challenges?

level entrance to main building and two handicap parking spaces
Sanctuary entrance, Wade Avenue side
The sanctuary, fellowship hall, main meeting rooms, and church school are on ground level with paved sidewalks connecting handicap parking spaces to the buildings. The door to the church school wing outside the Bradow room has a touch pad for opening.

Bathrooms are accessible and two in the fellowship hall are unisex. Hearing devices and large print bulletins and songs are available from the ushers.

hand holding a hearing device
Hearing device

At communion, we offer grape juice in order to include people with alcohol sensitivity and some bread which is gluten-free. Communion is served on the ground level of the sanctuary and we are glad to bring communion to you; alert an usher or the person sitting next to you in the pew.

The Passing of the Peace is the sharing of a blessing. As people shake hands, one says “Peace of God be with you!” and the other responds, “And also with you!” Those who prefer to limit physical contact are welcome to exchange the greeting without shaking hands.

ramp to entrance of Pilgrim House
Pilgrim House entrance
In an effort to care for those living with nut-allergies Community UCC strives to maintain "nut-free zones," meaning that we do not provide or offer nuts during our regularly scheduled fellowship gatherings or in children's spaces.  However the kitchen and rooms are used by the larger community throughout the week, so we cannot fully guarantee the absence of nuts or nut residues on all surfaces. Please let us know if you or your child(ren) has allergies and we will support a safe experience for you in our community.

With many of our members encountering new physical challenges, we are still learning ways to welcome one another. Your suggestions are welcome.