Jan 2019 Pastor’s Blog

Jan 2019 Pastor’s Blog

Called by Christ, we INVITE all people, SERVE our neighbors, and BUILD a living faith.

On Reformation Sunday, during worship, we had the opportunity to add our signatures to the new Reformation Welcome Statement – a statement that lifts up our mission to invite and welcome ALL people here. One way that we have been living that out in these past few months is through the work of our new Accessibility Task Force.

This group has been working to ensure that all parts of Reformation’s building and programs are accessible to all people.

Some small changes have already been put in place. The drop down bars on the upstairs coat racks enable children and people in wheelchairs to access the coat rack. New signs with braille have been placed throughout the building and braille added to existing signs. New braille toys are now available in the Pray Ground at the back of the sanctuary and a braille hymnal is also available!

Much more is planned as we continue to strive to make sure that all are welcome and can participate fully in the life of Reformation!

In the next few months we will also be seeking a certification through the Congregational Accessibility Network (CAN). This designation will enable us to publicly proclaim our welcome and accessibility.

In all of these ways we are living out our mission and seeing the radical welcome that God offers to us and to all people!

Pastor Alina Gayeuski