EMERSON UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH

Location

Located near downtown Canoga Park, a suburb of Los Angeles designated as an all-American City, our building is contemporary and reflects our commitment to the inclusion of people of all ages, abilities, mobilities, and sexual orientation. Learn about the accessibility of our building and programs.

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Office Hours

The congregation’s office is open on Tuesday and Thursday,  and from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Sundays. Contact our office.

Parking

We have a small parking lot in the front of the building and another larger lot in the back of the building that is open on Sunday mornings.  When our lots are full, there is plenty of street parking.

Directions

Our  Google Maps Link offers you door-to-door directions for driving, walking, or public transit.

Public Transit

Bus line 162 and 163 stop at Topanga Blvd and Sherman Way, a few blocks from the church.  We are also two blocks away from the Metro Orange Line stop at 7170 Canoga Ave (at Sherman Way).

On the Map

Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church is located in Canoga Park at the west end of the San Fernando Valley, a suburban region of Los Angeles with a population of 1.5 million.  Our address is 7304 Jordan Avenue, Canoga Park, CA 91303.

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 church.

ACCESSIBILITY

Mobility

Our sanctuary, fellowship hall and religious education classrooms are fully accessible to those using wheelchairs or having limited mobility. We do have storage rooms in the church basement that can only be reached by stairs and the restroom in the church office is not accessible, but all restrooms are.

Sight

Large print hymnals and Orders of Service are always available. We also have a braille hymnal. Please ask any usher for assistance. If you would like an orientation tour of the campus during the week, contact the church office to make arrangements.

Hearing

We have wire loop technology connected to our PA system. During all church meeting and workshops, anyone wishing to speak from the audience is strongly encouraged to use the portable microphones so those who are hard of hearing are not excluded.

Chemical Sensitivity

We use odorless candles and we have a well ventilated fragrance-free zone where those with sensitivities are invited to sit and those who are adorned with perfume or tobacco smoke are encouraged to avoid. This is announced every Sunday during our welcome.

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 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 receive special training 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.

Service Animals

We have grassy areas where service animals may relieve themselves. If you have any questions not answered or concerns not addressed, please contact the church office to seek further information.