Accessibility at Fourth Universalist 

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 congregation.

Mobility

Our sanctuary is fully accessible to those using wheelchairs or having limited mobility, although people using heavier motorized wheelchairs may not be able to use our temporary ramp to get up the front steps of the building. We are in the final planning stages of our project to install a permanent, fully accessible ramp at our front entrance. Our Religious Education classrooms are on a lower level only accessible by stairs. The restrooms at street level are not wheelchair accessible.

Sight

Large print hymnals are always available. Please ask any usher for assistance. If you would like an orientation tour of the building during the week, contact the church office at office@4thu.org to make arrangements.

Hearing

During congregational worship services, all speakers are required to use microphones so those who are hard of hearing are not excluded.

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 at re@4thu.org 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 work 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. You can reach the pastoral care team at clergy@4thu.org.