Accessible to AllNewsA2A at CUCC

Did you know that Community United Church of Christ is working to become an “A2A” congregation?

“A2A” stands for “Accessible to All.”  According to the United Church of Christ’s Disabilities Ministries website   “A2A is the terminology used within the United Church to refer to congregations that have completed the “Accessible to All” process.”  It is not about saying we are accessible to all. It will be our actions that prove those words being most true, “…thereby [making] our commitment to be physically and attitudinally welcoming of people with disabilities.”

Currently, CUCC has a group of active members working to make us an A2A (Accessible to All) Church.  The A2A team is working on Phase 1, which is making our building more welcoming for all. As many of you already realize, we started working on adjustments to our building in the last few years. This started with the removal of pews and the addition of chairs in the middle of the sanctuary, providing individuals in wheelchairs, with walkers or canes with easier access without sitting in the back of the church. Changes to the weight or swing of a door and also an accessible water fountain are additional changes that have been made. These changes and updates will continue.

If you are interested in assisting Community United Church of Christ in becoming “Accessible to All” you may contribute in several ways:

  1. Give your time or talent to the A2A team.
    a) As a full team member to help assess the environment
    b) Help us become more aware of how we welcome ALL to our environment
    c) Become a project team member to assist with an area of specialty that we may need to make physical changes
  2. Contribute financially by labeling your gift “Accessible”. CUCC has an Accessibility Reserve Fund which is being used for accessibility improvements to our building.

Beth Allison-Moon is serving as the contact person for our A2A team.  You can reach her at bethallison10@gmail.com.

This post is part of an occasional educational series as we become accessible to all.  You can find all of the posts here, or look for articles featuring the Disability Pride flag.