Accessibility at First Church

First Church is making strides in becoming a more accessible building and community for individuals with disabilities, for everyone. Our Sanctuary is wheelchair accessible, as is Lindsay Chapel, and Margaret Jewett Hall and the Hastings Room where most of our church meetings are held. There are two accessible restrooms on the first floor, and two accessible (or disability) parking spaces on Garden Street in front of the church. Remember that use of these spaces requires a disability plate or placard. In addition, we have recently installed a push-button automatic door opener at the 11 Garden Street entrance (glass door) near the playground through the gate on the north side of the church.

On Sunday mornings, large print service bulletins and assistive listening devices are always available. For many other church events, large print materials are available (or available upon request!). We also have a braille collection of hymns and songs we sing regularly in our monthly Sunday evening Jazz services. Having recently hosted a well-attended Disability Forum led in part by people in our community who have disabilities, a new Disability Task Force is currently forming to address ways our community and building can become even more accessible to all. Members of this group are already working with our Buildings and Grounds Team, Staff and Deacons to help us ensure that First Church is a place where everyone can participate and feel welcome. Please let us know if you have a question or concern about an accessibility issue that you do not see addressed here.

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