As a congregation eager to welcome all to worship and to the total life of the Church, FUMCOG works to provide a fully accessible facility and programs. The congregation takes a broad view of the meaning of accessibility and has made an ongoing commitment to provide access to persons with disabilities.
After more than two years of fund-raising and renovations, FUMCOG’s elevator was installed in November 2003. The elevator allows those with limited mobility to have access from Pilling Hall to the sanctuary and the church dining room. This successful conclusion of the Access for All campaign was celebrated in a special service on November 9, 2003, with the Reverend James McIntire preaching.
Large print worship materials and newly installed lighting in the Sanctuary make it easier for those with limited vision to participate and enjoy worship.
Personal listening devices are available.
Pew cuts throughout the sanctuary accommodate wheelchairs and walkers.
A paved parking lot off of Germantown Ave. with designated accessible parking spaces provides access via a ramp into the chapel, meeting rooms, classrooms and new,wheel-chair-accessible restrooms on the first floor of the Loder Education Building and to the Pilling Hall meeting and performance space.
A reserved parking space at the High Street entrance provides a convenient place to drop off passengers wishing to enter the Sanctuary through the most direct route available, and who are able to manage the four steps.