As you drive to First Unitarian Universalist Church heading west from HWY 52 on Walden Lane there are two driveways that you can be used to enter our building. The first one leads to a lower-level parking lot. There is a set of stairs at the end of the parking lot to go up to enter the building. The second driveway leads to our main entrance (fully accessible) and upper-level parking.
Parking: There are 5 reserved spaces for people with limited mobility, 3 accessible parking spaces and 3 limited mobility spaces on Sunday morning only spaces on the upper level.
Mobility: We have an elevator in our building which allows access to 4 levels: The Commons, the main/entry level, the Sanctuary and the RE wing. Our main floor/entry level bathrooms are accessible. Power-assisted doors are available at the main entrance and at the accessible bathrooms. All classrooms, meeting rooms and offices are accessible.
There are railings on both side of the Sanctuary that go up two steps to the chancel and a ramp on one side connecting the Sanctuary floor to that level.
Vision: Large print Orders of Service are available. Individual large print hymns and audience participation readings used in the service are part of the large print order of service. Please ask the ushers for these as you enter the Sanctuary.
Hearing: Listening amplification devices are available from the ushers.
Chemical Sensitivity: Soaps in our bathrooms are fragrance-free; we use smokeless candles. Please speak to the Minister or Coordinator of Congregational Life if you have concern about detecting smells or scents that bother you.
Sensory Sensitivity: There are multiple spaces in our building where people can go that are quiet and lights can be turned off. We have worship screens set up in our commons area and hearth room to watch Sunday service or other events held in the sanctuary.
Service Animal: Service animals are welcome at our church. Please ask the greeters or ushers for assistance. We offer the following guidelines to be acquainted with best practices and legislation concerning service animals so that all can respond appropriately, and ensure the service animal and its human handler are safe and feel welcomed. Please read When a Service Dog Comes to Church for helpful FAQs.
Children: All children are welcome in our religious education program. Please talk to the Director of Faith Development about any accommodations your child needs. For more information on Sunday service, read Options for Kids on What to Expect on Sunday.
Pastoral Care: Pastoral care is available to all congregants. The Coordinator of Congregational Life or Minister is available to assist with any individual needs. Please email Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer.
Support Groups: A support group is a way to bring people together and provide information, support, and a safe place to express feelings and reduce stress. The Coordinator of Congregational Life is available to help start a new group. Once three people are interested, a new group can be started.